There is much more to this story than meets the eye. Boyle wouldn’t be arrested just for having been married to Zaynab Khadr. Trudeau just gave her brother Omar ten million dollars. Boyle must have been involved in jihad terror activity himself. Otherwise he would have no trouble boarding the plane.
“Canadian husband of American woman ‘refuses to board US plane in fear he will be punished for his previous marriage to a terror suspect’ after they are rescued in Pakistan with their three young children following five years in Taliban captivity,” by Jennifer Smith, Dailymail.com, October 12, 2017 (thanks to Bill):
A Canadian man who was rescued from his terrorist captors along with his American wife and their three children after spending five years as hostages refused to board a US military plane on Thursday over fears he will now face punishment over his first marriage to a known terror suspect.
Caitlan Coleman, 31, was given back to US commandos along with her husband Joshua Boyle, 34, and their three young children after being rescued by Pakistani forces late on Wednesday night.
They were being transported in the trunk of a car from one location to another by their Haqqani-network captors when Pakistani forces ambushed their convoy and rescued them.
There was a shootout and Boyle told relatives the last words he heard were his kidnappers shouting ‘kill the hostages’. He was wounded by shrapnel and his captors were killed, one official said.
President Trump celebrated their release as a joint effort between US and Pakistani officials on Thursday.
However, Boyle is refusing to get on a US military plane at the air base in Bagram.
Instead, he wants to go to Islamabad – where the Canadian military has a base – and board one of its aircraft, according to The Toronto Star which has been in contact with his parents.
They say he fears he will be punished for his first marriage to al Qaeda supporter Zaynab Khadr, the older sister of Omar Khadr who spent eight years between 2002 and 2010 in Guantanamo Bay for war crimes he still denies.
Other military sources say he was previously questioned in Canada over his ties to the family.
Boyle and Khadr were married between 2009 and 2010. They grew close when he volunteered to be the family’s spokesman during the media row surrounding Omar’s detention.
A year after they separated, Boyle and Coleman – who have been friends since they were teenagers – got married.
Between 2009 and 2010, Boyle was married to Zaynab Khadr whose father was a close friend of Osama Bin Laden and who defended the 9/11 attacks. She is a Canadian citizen but is now believed to live in Sudan with her fourth husband and four children
In 2012, when she was five months pregnant, he took her to Afghanistan, a country he was ‘passionate’ about, and they were captured.
White House Chief of Staff Gen. John Kelly said on Thursday afternoon that troops had given Boyle and Coleman the option of going either to Canada or the US.
He did not confirm whether or not they have yet left Pakistan but said they have ‘essentially been living in a hole for five years’.
Since then, they have welcomed two sons and a daughter. In hostage videos, Coleman, who grew up in Pennsylvania, described being defiled in front of their children and suggested they’d had others who have died in captivity.
Friends of Boyle’s previously said Boyle had an ‘academic interest’ in terrorism and may have been converting to Islam when he was captured.
‘Josh said he was doing pretty well for someone who has spent the last five years in an underground prison,’ Patrick Boyle, the man’s father, told The Toronto Star.
Caitlan’s family in Pennsylvania taped a statement to their front door on Thursday after the news broke.
‘The Coleman family appreciates all the interest and concern being expressed at the joyful news that Caity, Josh and our grandchildren have been released after five long years in captivity.
‘At this time, we ask that everyone respect our privacy as we make plans for the future,’ it said.
Before Thursday, he and Caitlan were last seen in a video that was sent to their families in January with their two young sons.
Their daughter has never been seen and her existence only became known on Thursday when Boyle phoned his parents to confirm he was safe.
No ransom had ever been requested by their captors. Instead, the terrorists wanted US and Canadian officials to secure the release of Afghan prisoners in Kabul.
In hostage footage, Caitlan was dressed in a headscarf sitting next to her husband and their children who were seen for the first time.
The youngest boy, who was believed to have been born last September, had a pacifier in his mouth.
Before he married Caitlan Coleman, Joshua Boyle was connected with Canada’s ‘first family of terrorism’.
In 2009, he married Zaynab Khadr, the older sister of Guantanamo detainee Omar Khadr and the daughter of Ahmed Khadr, one of Osama Bin Laden’s closest friends.
The pair grew close after Joshua worked on Omar’s case. He volunteered to be the family’s spokesman after Omar was sent to Guantanamo when he was 15 for allegedly murdering a US soldier during a battle in Afghanistan.
Friends say he was fascinated by terrorists and ‘deeply cares about justice’ which is why he got involved.
He believed Omar – who was 15 when he allegedly threw the grenade – should never have been treated as a terrorist. They said at the time that at best, Omar was a child soldier.
Through his time working with the family, he became close with Zaynab. Zaynab shot to infamy in 2004 when she defended the 9/11 attacks in an interview about her younger brothers imprisonment.
In 2009, Zaynab and Boyle married. They divorced the following year. He was already friends with Coleman, who he’d befriended on the internet as a teenager.
In 2011, they got married and the following year, he took her backpacking in Afghanistan when she was five months pregnant – setting in motion the chain of events which would lead to their capture and release five years later.
The Khadr family have been dubbed Canada’s ‘first family of terrorism’ over their links to al Qaeda.
In 2002, Omar was accused of killing American soldier Sgt Christopher Speer with a hand grenade in Afghanistan and planting mines to target US vehicles.
Omar spent eight years in Guantanamo before being released to Canadian authorities in 2010. He was released on bail in 2015 and is pictured above that year
He was captured and sent to Guantanamo Bay where he spent eight years before pleading guilty to war crimes which resulted in an eight year sentence.
He was then moved to Canada to serve out the remainder of the sentence and, in 2015, was released on bail.
Since then, he has asked to have unsupervised communication with his older sister, who now lives in Sudan. His request was turned down.
The Khadr family is linked to al Qaeda, the fanatical organization founded by Osama Bin Laden.
Unlike the Taliban, which is focused on building an Islamic state leadership in Afghanistan alone, al Qaeda’s ambition knows no geographical boundaries.
In as statement on Thursday, President Trump commended Pakistani officials for facilitating the exchange and said it was symbolic of the country’s renewed relationship with the US.
‘Yesterday, the US Government working in conjunction with the Government of Pakistan, secured the release of the Boyle-Coleman family from captivity in Pakistan
‘Today they are free. This is a positive moment for our country’s relationship with Pakistan.
‘The Pakistani government’s cooperation is a sign that it is honoring America’s wishes for it to do more to provide security in the region.
‘We hope to see this type of cooperation and teamwork in helping secure the release of remaining hostages and in our future joint counterterrorism operations,’ he said.
Later, at a press conference, he said: ‘They worked very hard on this and I believe they are starting to respect the US again. A lot of countries are starting to respect the US once again.’
Trump had criticized the country in the past for not doing enough to crack down on the Haqqanis. His administration has cranked up the pressure on the Pakistani government to do more in the global fight against terror….
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