Ex-ISIS hostage says captors didn’t even have or use the Quran

Posted by on February 4, 2015
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Edouard Elias, Didier François and Nicolas Hénin, holding his children, moments after their arrival at the military airbase in Villacoublay. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/REUTERS

London (ANM)In an interesting CNN interview with ex-hostage Didier Francois on Tuesday, Didier says that the militant group ISIS cares so little about religion that they did not even own or use the Quran but did try to hammer their ideological views into the hostages.

For 10 months Didier Francois was one of many hostages held in Syria by the militant group ISIS.  But while he was held hostage he noticed a very important detail lacking in their ideology that the group tried to teach to the hostages, the Quran.  It is mostly assumed that ISIS works straight off the Quran, the Holy Book of the Muslim religion, but Didier’s revelation challenges the idea that ISIS actually might care less about the religion, and more about their personal political agendas.

Didier claims, “There was never really discussion about texts or — it was not a religious discussion. It was a political discussion.” Didier also states, “It was more hammering what they were believing than teaching us about the Quran. Because it has nothing to do with the Quran.”

“They didn’t even have the Quran; they didn’t want even to give us a Quran.”

Francois was released in April of last year and recalls being taken hostage around June 5.  He states that 19 men were kept in a room with him, including the three American men, Steven Sotloff, James Foley and Peter Kassig and three British men Alan Henning, David Haines and John Cantlie.  All murdered within four months of each other in 2014.

Francois also shares that he met British ISIS convert Jihadi John while in captivity; he was one of his guards.

Curious if it were true that ISIS Brits were feared more than any other nationality in the militant group, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour asked what Jihadi John is like, Francois bluntly says, “You can see on the video — he’s not somebody you’d like to have to deal with.”


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Patricia Forbes

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Patricia Forbes is a Christian Constitutional Conservative. She runs a Facebook page and blog called Young, Black and Conservative which reaches thousands of people weekly. Follow her Twitter @youngblackcon.