Monday February 22, 2016
Former ISIS hostage Nicolas Hénin says Western bombing only helps Islamic State
For 10 months, French correspondent Nicolas Hénin was a prisoner of ISIS in June 2013.
One of his captors was the notorious extremist known as "Jihadi John" and his fellow captive was U.S. reporter James Foley, whose brutal beheading was filmed for Islamic State propaganda. Other fellow captives were also murdered on camera by their ISIS handlers.
But Nicolas Hénin survived to tell his story, and to share the insights he's gleaned into ISIS. The French journalist joined Anna Maria to share what he thinks is the best strategy for defeating ISIS.
Nicolas Hénin's book is called Jihad Academy: A Former ISIS Hostage and Veteran Middle East Journalist Explores Misperceptions of Islamic State and Their Consequences.
This segment was produced by The Current's Howard Goldenthal.