The ISIS Hostage

The ISIS Hostage

Author: Puk Damsgård

Publisher: Atlantic Books

Published: 2016-08-04

Total Pages: 342

ISBN-13: 1786490587

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The Number One International Bestseller The dramatic story of freelance photographer Daniel Rye, who was held hostage for 13 months by ISIS, as told by an award-winning writer. In May 2013, freelance photographer Daniel Rye was captured in Syria and held prisoner by Islamic State for thirteen months, along with eighteen other hostages. The ISIS Hostage tells the dramatic and heart-breaking story of Daniel's ordeal and details the misery inflicted upon him by the British guards, which included Jihadi John. This tense and riveting account also follows Daniel's family and the nerve-wracking negotiations with his kidnappers. It traces their horrifying journey through impossible dilemmas and offers a rare glimpse into the secret world of the investigation launched to locate and free not only Daniel, but also the American journalist and fellow hostage James Foley. Written with Daniel's full cooperation and based on interviews with former fellow prisoners, jihadists and key figures who worked behind the scenes to secure his release, The ISIS Hostage reveals for the first time the torment suffered by the captives and tells a moving and terrifying story of friendship, torture and survival.


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Download or read book The ISIS Hostage written by Puk Damsgård and published by Atlantic Books. This book was released on 2016-08-04 with total page 342 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Number One International Bestseller The dramatic story of freelance photographer Daniel Rye, who was held hostage for 13 months by ISIS, as told by an award-winning writer. In May 2013, freelance photographer Daniel Rye was captured in Syria and held prisoner by Islamic State for thirteen months, along with eighteen other hostages. The ISIS Hostage tells the dramatic and heart-breaking story of Daniel's ordeal and details the misery inflicted upon him by the British guards, which included Jihadi John. This tense and riveting account also follows Daniel's family and the nerve-wracking negotiations with his kidnappers. It traces their horrifying journey through impossible dilemmas and offers a rare glimpse into the secret world of the investigation launched to locate and free not only Daniel, but also the American journalist and fellow hostage James Foley. Written with Daniel's full cooperation and based on interviews with former fellow prisoners, jihadists and key figures who worked behind the scenes to secure his release, The ISIS Hostage reveals for the first time the torment suffered by the captives and tells a moving and terrifying story of friendship, torture and survival.


The ISIS Hostage

The ISIS Hostage

Author: Puk Damsgard

Publisher:

Published: 2016-08

Total Pages: 352

ISBN-13: 9781786490575

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The dramatic story of freelance photographer Daniel Rye, who was held hostage for thirteen months by ISIS, as told by an award-winning writer.


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Download or read book The ISIS Hostage written by Puk Damsgard and published by . This book was released on 2016-08 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The dramatic story of freelance photographer Daniel Rye, who was held hostage for thirteen months by ISIS, as told by an award-winning writer.


ISIS Hostages

ISIS Hostages

Author: Chris Townsend

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

Published: 2017-12-15

Total Pages: 106

ISBN-13: 0766095851

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In August 2014, ISIS surged onto the global stage with the horrific killing of a journalist who had been held hostage by the group. The gruesome video was followed by several others as ISIS sought to capture and maintain the attention of the world media and encourage recruits to join them. ISIS's treatment of hostages has led some to take their own lives instead of being captured. But not all hostages are equal under the Islamic State. This book will explore to role of hostages under ISIS, from those who are killed or forced to fight to those who are used for their value as propaganda or their ability to generate income, in the form of bribes, for the Islamic State.


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Download or read book ISIS Hostages written by Chris Townsend and published by Enslow Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2017-12-15 with total page 106 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In August 2014, ISIS surged onto the global stage with the horrific killing of a journalist who had been held hostage by the group. The gruesome video was followed by several others as ISIS sought to capture and maintain the attention of the world media and encourage recruits to join them. ISIS's treatment of hostages has led some to take their own lives instead of being captured. But not all hostages are equal under the Islamic State. This book will explore to role of hostages under ISIS, from those who are killed or forced to fight to those who are used for their value as propaganda or their ability to generate income, in the form of bribes, for the Islamic State.


ISIS Hostages

ISIS Hostages

Author: Chris Townsend

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

Published: 2017-12-15

Total Pages: 106

ISBN-13: 0766092178

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In August 2014, ISIS surged onto the global stage with the horrific killing of a journalist who had been held hostage by the group. The gruesome video was followed by several others as ISIS sought to capture and maintain the attention of the world media and encourage recruits to join them. ISIS's treatment of hostages has led some to take their own lives instead of being captured. But not all hostages are equal under the Islamic State. This book will explore to role of hostages under ISIS, from those who are killed or forced to fight to those who are used for their value as propaganda or their ability to generate income, in the form of bribes, for the Islamic State.


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Download or read book ISIS Hostages written by Chris Townsend and published by Enslow Publishing, LLC. This book was released on 2017-12-15 with total page 106 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In August 2014, ISIS surged onto the global stage with the horrific killing of a journalist who had been held hostage by the group. The gruesome video was followed by several others as ISIS sought to capture and maintain the attention of the world media and encourage recruits to join them. ISIS's treatment of hostages has led some to take their own lives instead of being captured. But not all hostages are equal under the Islamic State. This book will explore to role of hostages under ISIS, from those who are killed or forced to fight to those who are used for their value as propaganda or their ability to generate income, in the form of bribes, for the Islamic State.


Analyzing Foreign Policy Crises in Turkey

Analyzing Foreign Policy Crises in Turkey

Author: Fuat Aksu

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Published: 2017-05-11

Total Pages: 270

ISBN-13: 1443891738

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This collection explores foreign policy crises and the way the states/leaders deal with them. Being at the juncture of a highly sensitive political zone, consisting of the Middle East, Europe and Central Asia, the Republic of Turkey has been the subject of various foreign policy crises since its foundation. These political, military, economic or humanitarian crises were triggered either by the states themselves or by the NGOs and armed non-state actors. By examining literature in the field of foreign policy crises literature, this volume scrutinizes some of the most prominent Turkish foreign policy crises. Among these, there are protracted crises such as that of Cyprus and the Aegean Sea; a humanitarian one such as the 1989 migration of the Bulgarian Turks; an NGO-triggered crisis, such as the Mavi Marmara Confrontation; and an ongoing case such as the Syrian civil war. Looking at these crises from various aspects, the text sheds light on whether, or how, the reactions of the Turkish ruling elite change while trying to manage these crises. The book is a timely contribution to literature in the field of Politics and International Relations and will be useful to academics, diplomats and historians interested in foreign policy crises in general and Turkish foreign policy crises in particular.


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Download or read book Analyzing Foreign Policy Crises in Turkey written by Fuat Aksu and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2017-05-11 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection explores foreign policy crises and the way the states/leaders deal with them. Being at the juncture of a highly sensitive political zone, consisting of the Middle East, Europe and Central Asia, the Republic of Turkey has been the subject of various foreign policy crises since its foundation. These political, military, economic or humanitarian crises were triggered either by the states themselves or by the NGOs and armed non-state actors. By examining literature in the field of foreign policy crises literature, this volume scrutinizes some of the most prominent Turkish foreign policy crises. Among these, there are protracted crises such as that of Cyprus and the Aegean Sea; a humanitarian one such as the 1989 migration of the Bulgarian Turks; an NGO-triggered crisis, such as the Mavi Marmara Confrontation; and an ongoing case such as the Syrian civil war. Looking at these crises from various aspects, the text sheds light on whether, or how, the reactions of the Turkish ruling elite change while trying to manage these crises. The book is a timely contribution to literature in the field of Politics and International Relations and will be useful to academics, diplomats and historians interested in foreign policy crises in general and Turkish foreign policy crises in particular.


Isis

Isis

Author: Mark Dawn

Publisher: Conceptual Kings

Published: 2015-02-05

Total Pages: 28

ISBN-13: 1507873549

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The ISIS insurgency group has been taking hostages in their holy war since April 2004. Since then, they have continuously in dramatic fashion captured over 200 hostages and thousands of Iraqi citizens in their area. Some of the hostages were either killed, rescued or freed. The outcome of the lives of the hostages are unpredictable but usually they are fatal. Since 2004, some of the captives were often filmed in captivity and many of them were also beheaded on film. Some, while not beheaded on film, their whereabouts cannot be found. There are various reasons they kidnap hostages which ranges from influencing foreign governments to make decisions, demanding ransom money or discouraging travel to their area.


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Download or read book Isis written by Mark Dawn and published by Conceptual Kings. This book was released on 2015-02-05 with total page 28 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The ISIS insurgency group has been taking hostages in their holy war since April 2004. Since then, they have continuously in dramatic fashion captured over 200 hostages and thousands of Iraqi citizens in their area. Some of the hostages were either killed, rescued or freed. The outcome of the lives of the hostages are unpredictable but usually they are fatal. Since 2004, some of the captives were often filmed in captivity and many of them were also beheaded on film. Some, while not beheaded on film, their whereabouts cannot be found. There are various reasons they kidnap hostages which ranges from influencing foreign governments to make decisions, demanding ransom money or discouraging travel to their area.


Hunting Season

Hunting Season

Author: James Harkin

Publisher: Hachette UK

Published: 2015-11-05

Total Pages: 256

ISBN-13: 1408707365

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On 19 August 2014, a member of the jihadist rebel group known as ISIS uploaded a video to YouTube. Entitled 'Message to America', the clip depicted the final moments of the life of kidnapped American journalist James Foley - and the gruesome aftermath of his beheading at the hands of a masked executioner. Foley's murder - and the other choreographed killings that would follow - captured the world's attention, and Islamic State's campaign of kidnapping exploded into regional war. Based on three years of on-the-ground reporting from every side of the Syrian conflict, Hunting Season is James Harkin's quest to uncover the truth about how and why Islamic State came to target Western hostages, who was behind it and why almost no one outside a small group of people knew anything about it until it was too late. He reveals how the campaign of kidnapping and the development of Islamic State were joined at the hip from the beginning. The book is an utterly absorbing account of the world's newest and most powerful terror franchise and what it means for modern war.


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Download or read book Hunting Season written by James Harkin and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2015-11-05 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On 19 August 2014, a member of the jihadist rebel group known as ISIS uploaded a video to YouTube. Entitled 'Message to America', the clip depicted the final moments of the life of kidnapped American journalist James Foley - and the gruesome aftermath of his beheading at the hands of a masked executioner. Foley's murder - and the other choreographed killings that would follow - captured the world's attention, and Islamic State's campaign of kidnapping exploded into regional war. Based on three years of on-the-ground reporting from every side of the Syrian conflict, Hunting Season is James Harkin's quest to uncover the truth about how and why Islamic State came to target Western hostages, who was behind it and why almost no one outside a small group of people knew anything about it until it was too late. He reveals how the campaign of kidnapping and the development of Islamic State were joined at the hip from the beginning. The book is an utterly absorbing account of the world's newest and most powerful terror franchise and what it means for modern war.


Japan's Relations with Muslim Asia

Japan's Relations with Muslim Asia

Author: B. Bryan Barber

Publisher: Springer Nature

Published: 2019-12-10

Total Pages: 269

ISBN-13: 3030342808

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This book offers a useful and extensive account of Japan’s past discoveries and present interactions with Muslim states and societies across Asia. Bearing in mind the U.S.-led global meta-narrative of Islam spoken in tandem with security and threats, this book examines how this reconciles with Japan’s self-proclaimed “values-based” approach to diplomacy across Asia in the twenty-first century. The author considers Japan’s historic conceptualization and learning of Islam, and its acute needs for access to markets and energy from Muslim-majority states in Asia. He also argues that Japan securitizes Islam in a manner distinct from Western, Russian, or Chinese securitization today, but that Japan promotes itself as a model for human security and development across an Asia inclusive of Muslim states. Japan’s approach to Islam and Muslim societies today offers much from which other great powers can learn.


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Download or read book Japan's Relations with Muslim Asia written by B. Bryan Barber and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2019-12-10 with total page 269 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a useful and extensive account of Japan’s past discoveries and present interactions with Muslim states and societies across Asia. Bearing in mind the U.S.-led global meta-narrative of Islam spoken in tandem with security and threats, this book examines how this reconciles with Japan’s self-proclaimed “values-based” approach to diplomacy across Asia in the twenty-first century. The author considers Japan’s historic conceptualization and learning of Islam, and its acute needs for access to markets and energy from Muslim-majority states in Asia. He also argues that Japan securitizes Islam in a manner distinct from Western, Russian, or Chinese securitization today, but that Japan promotes itself as a model for human security and development across an Asia inclusive of Muslim states. Japan’s approach to Islam and Muslim societies today offers much from which other great powers can learn.


India and the Arab Unrest

India and the Arab Unrest

Author: Prasanta Kumar Pradhan

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2021-07-08

Total Pages: 138

ISBN-13: 1000409120

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This book is a study of India’s political, diplomatic and security challenges caused by the changing geopolitical and security dynamics in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Like many other countries, India has been deeply affected by the unrest in the Arab world. As India has several long-term economic, political and security stakes in the region, it has adopted extreme caution in its responses towards the developments in the MENA region since the beginning of the Arab unrest. This book examines India’s policy of non-intervention and opposition to military intervention in the internal and regional affairs of the MENA region. In response to the ongoing conflict, India has engaged with several regional organisations and multilateral forums to work together and find political solutions to the regional conflicts. The book also examines new developments, such as the rise of the Islamic State, and the new security challenges this has introduced. Despite the regional turbulences, the momentum of India’s engagements with the countries of the region has been maintained and India has been building mutually beneficial partnerships in diverse fields. In this context, the book examines the response, approach and the policies India has adopted to protect and promote its interests during the last ten years of unrest. This book will be of interest to researchers, students and policy makers in the fields of international relations, India’s foreign policy, Asian studies, international studies, comparative studies and area studies of the Middle East and South Asia.


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Download or read book India and the Arab Unrest written by Prasanta Kumar Pradhan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-07-08 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a study of India’s political, diplomatic and security challenges caused by the changing geopolitical and security dynamics in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Like many other countries, India has been deeply affected by the unrest in the Arab world. As India has several long-term economic, political and security stakes in the region, it has adopted extreme caution in its responses towards the developments in the MENA region since the beginning of the Arab unrest. This book examines India’s policy of non-intervention and opposition to military intervention in the internal and regional affairs of the MENA region. In response to the ongoing conflict, India has engaged with several regional organisations and multilateral forums to work together and find political solutions to the regional conflicts. The book also examines new developments, such as the rise of the Islamic State, and the new security challenges this has introduced. Despite the regional turbulences, the momentum of India’s engagements with the countries of the region has been maintained and India has been building mutually beneficial partnerships in diverse fields. In this context, the book examines the response, approach and the policies India has adopted to protect and promote its interests during the last ten years of unrest. This book will be of interest to researchers, students and policy makers in the fields of international relations, India’s foreign policy, Asian studies, international studies, comparative studies and area studies of the Middle East and South Asia.


Hidden in Plain Sight

Hidden in Plain Sight

Author: Gilbert Lewis

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing Company

Published: 2019-08-23

Total Pages: 502

ISBN-13: 9781645301264

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ISIS terrorists are holding six hostages for ransom. The ISIS high command has ordered that all Western hostages held by ISIS be brought to a safe central location and that these hostages be used to extract monetary funds from the Western allies. These allies have assembled to watch a video recorded by ISIS. The six hostages are placed in a row; each hostage has the black hood removed from their head. A voice in English with a heavy Arabic accent says, "State your name and nationality." After each hostage does so, their head is again covered. ISIS demands 10 million in bit coins or one of the hostages will be executed. After 48 hours, ISIS has not received the 10 million in bit coins. A reporter from The New York Times is beheaded. The combined forces of Great Britain and France assemble a Special Operations team. The team successfully rescues the remaining hostages. After the unsuccessful ransom demand, ISIS now turns for funding from rich Arab jihadist supporters. ISIS plans and successfully carries out an attack at a US football stadium. Thousands are killed. The US now assembles a combined team from the CIA, MI6 and the FBI. Throughout the story the antagonist plan devastating attacks on a nuclear power plant, bridges and tunnels in the United States. The protagonists investigate every lead as they attempt to determine what ISIS is planning. The story is realistic and takes the readers to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, France, Switzerland and Mexico. ISIS has training camps in Pakistan, Chechnya and Mexico. ISIS forms an allegiance with a Mexican Drug Cartel. The cartel lends assistance in moving the terrorists and weapons to the US. The US team is always one step behind. Based on electronic intelligence, raids are carried out on the training sites in Pakistan and Mexico. At the end of the story, the US team is successful in decoding the ISIS communications and determines the location of the attacks. The US team successfully counters the ISIS attacks and prevents the destruction of the nuclear power plant. The ISIS teams that are to place the explosives at the bridges and tunnels detonate their explosives prior to reaching the target. A number of ordinary citizens confront the terrorists and prevent the destruction of the intended targets. About the Author Gilbert Lewis is a degreed Electronics Engineer. He has over thirty years of experience working in the US Intelligence Field. Mr. Lewis completed ten years of field assignments in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Germany. After successful field assignments, Mr. Lewis completed his career working for a three-letter Intel agency in Northern Virginia. His primary field of expertise is in the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT). He is an expert in electronic surveillance, network security and drone technology. Mr. Lewis is now semi-retired and spends his time researching cryptocurrencies and the securities market. He is an avid reader of techno-terrorism, spy novels, law enforcement and murder mysteries. At any point in time, Mr. Lewis may be found in any number of locations, Northern Virginia, West Texas, Arizona or Florida. He enjoys playing golf, riding his mountain bike or flying his drones. Mr. Lewis is married and has three grown children and seven grandchildren.


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Download or read book Hidden in Plain Sight written by Gilbert Lewis and published by Dorrance Publishing Company. This book was released on 2019-08-23 with total page 502 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ISIS terrorists are holding six hostages for ransom. The ISIS high command has ordered that all Western hostages held by ISIS be brought to a safe central location and that these hostages be used to extract monetary funds from the Western allies. These allies have assembled to watch a video recorded by ISIS. The six hostages are placed in a row; each hostage has the black hood removed from their head. A voice in English with a heavy Arabic accent says, "State your name and nationality." After each hostage does so, their head is again covered. ISIS demands 10 million in bit coins or one of the hostages will be executed. After 48 hours, ISIS has not received the 10 million in bit coins. A reporter from The New York Times is beheaded. The combined forces of Great Britain and France assemble a Special Operations team. The team successfully rescues the remaining hostages. After the unsuccessful ransom demand, ISIS now turns for funding from rich Arab jihadist supporters. ISIS plans and successfully carries out an attack at a US football stadium. Thousands are killed. The US now assembles a combined team from the CIA, MI6 and the FBI. Throughout the story the antagonist plan devastating attacks on a nuclear power plant, bridges and tunnels in the United States. The protagonists investigate every lead as they attempt to determine what ISIS is planning. The story is realistic and takes the readers to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, France, Switzerland and Mexico. ISIS has training camps in Pakistan, Chechnya and Mexico. ISIS forms an allegiance with a Mexican Drug Cartel. The cartel lends assistance in moving the terrorists and weapons to the US. The US team is always one step behind. Based on electronic intelligence, raids are carried out on the training sites in Pakistan and Mexico. At the end of the story, the US team is successful in decoding the ISIS communications and determines the location of the attacks. The US team successfully counters the ISIS attacks and prevents the destruction of the nuclear power plant. The ISIS teams that are to place the explosives at the bridges and tunnels detonate their explosives prior to reaching the target. A number of ordinary citizens confront the terrorists and prevent the destruction of the intended targets. About the Author Gilbert Lewis is a degreed Electronics Engineer. He has over thirty years of experience working in the US Intelligence Field. Mr. Lewis completed ten years of field assignments in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Germany. After successful field assignments, Mr. Lewis completed his career working for a three-letter Intel agency in Northern Virginia. His primary field of expertise is in the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT). He is an expert in electronic surveillance, network security and drone technology. Mr. Lewis is now semi-retired and spends his time researching cryptocurrencies and the securities market. He is an avid reader of techno-terrorism, spy novels, law enforcement and murder mysteries. At any point in time, Mr. Lewis may be found in any number of locations, Northern Virginia, West Texas, Arizona or Florida. He enjoys playing golf, riding his mountain bike or flying his drones. Mr. Lewis is married and has three grown children and seven grandchildren.