In typical bleeding heart leftist ‘can’t we all get along’ mindset, “The couple really and truly believed that if people were loved and treated with respect that it would be given back to them in kind,” said Linda Boyle, the pregnant woman’s mother.
The Blaze (h/t Rob E) The family of an American woman who, in 2012, went missing while pregnant in Afghanistan with her Canadian husband has just gone public with videos that the Taliban sent of the captured couple.
The families decided to make the videos public now, in light of the publicity surrounding the weekend rescue of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl; the families said they are disappointed that their children and grandchild were not freed as part of the same deal but are still holding out hope for the U.S. and Canadian governments to secure their release on humanitarian grounds.
The two videos show Caitlan Coleman and her husband Joshua Boyle dressed in traditional Afghan clothing and are considered authentic by U.S. law enforcement officials investigating the couple’s disappearance, however authorities say they hold limited value because it is nearly impossible to tell when they were made.
The video files were emailed to Coleman’s father last July and September by an Afghan man who identified himself as having ties to the Taliban but who has been out of contact for several months. In one, Coleman appeals to “my president, Barack Obama” for help.
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Canadians may remember Boyle as the former husband of Zaynab Khadr, the once outspoken sister of Omar Khadr who spent a decade in Guantanamo Bay before his transfer to Canadian custody this fall.
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