I Was Held Hostage by Isis -- They Fear Our Unity More Than Our Airstrikes

In Syria I learned that Islamic State longs to provoke retaliation. We should not fall into the trap.

As a proud Frenchman I am as distressed as anyone about the events in Paris. But I am not shocked or incredulous. I know Islamic State. I spent 10 months as an Isis hostage, and I know for sure that our pain, our grief, our hopes, our lives do not touch them. Theirs is a world apart.

Most people only know them from their propaganda material, but I have seen behind that. In my time...

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