IS Releases Video of British Captive John Cantlie Giving a Tour Inside Mosul
The Islamic State (IS) released a video of British captive John Cantlie giving a tour inside the city of Mosul in Iraq's Ninawa province, including his visiting a marketplace and hospital, and driving a car and IS police motorcycle.
The 8 minute, 15 second video was produced by the IS' foreign language division, al-Hayat Media Center, and was distributed on Twitter and jihadi forums on January 3, 2015.
While touring the city, Cantlie indicated that the month was December.
During his segments, whether in the pediatric unit of a hospital, or a crowded market, Cantlie touted the services provided by the IS to the people, despite enemy reports about their lacking electricity and living amidst terrible conditions. He said, for example:
The media likes to paint a picture of life in the Islamic State as depressed, people walking around as subjugated citizens in chains, beaten down by strict, totalitarian rule. But really apart from some rather chilly but very sunny December weather, life here in Mosul is business as usual.
In one segment, Cantlie sarcastically shouted at planes overhead, "Here! Here! Over here! You've come to rescue me again? Do something! Useless! Absolutely useless!"
You can view the video here: