Jihadi John tango:’Jihadi John’ Dances With Hostage
In a bizarre twist of events, ISIS executioner known as ‘Jihadi John’, added ‘dancing with hostages’ to his terror dossier. Daniel Rye, a Danish Photographer, was held captive in Syria for more than a year and has identified the ISIS executioner has one of his torturous captors. The ISIS terrorist earned his popular nickname due to his consistent British accent in the now infamous beheading videos that claimed the lives of American freelance journalist James Foley, as well as Steven Sotloff and Peter Kassig.
Daniel Rye told the Danish broadcaster DR,
“He picked me up and I had to dance the tango, John and I. My head was down and afraid of being beaten. He led me around the prison.” Midway through the dance, ‘John’ turned violent. “Suddenly, he changed and just pushed me down.
They kicked and hit me. They finished by threatening to cut my nose off with pliers and things like that.” Rye was finally released from captivity after his family paid the hefty ransom. Currently, Mohammed Emwazi’s whereabouts are unknown. He has not been seen in a beheading video since January and it is not certain that he remains in Syria.
Michael Weiss, the co-author “ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror”, told CNN, “It’s just another addition to the sick and twisted annals of the way ISIS treats human beings. The guys who run this organization, a lot of these guys who control their hostages, they’re sadists.”
Rye was held hostage in Syria from May 2013 until June of 2014, sometimes with other foreign prisoners including American James Foley. He told the Danish newspaper Berlingske that Foley stood out as a warm and righteous man, even in captivity, where there were fights about food, and aggression was often just below the surface.
Rye said he committed to memory a final letter from Foley, and conveyed it to Foley’s family soon after he was freed.
“It was terrible. It was a death letter, a farewell to his family,” he told Berlingske. “If I were to think of the letter every day, then I would be a wreck today.”
Rye was released, reportedly for a large ransom paid by his family, two months before Foley’s beheading was shown in the first of a series of gruesome ISIS videos.