“I want John to know how very proud I am of him,” Paul Cantlie said in a video while lying in a hospital bed. “I can think of no greater joy than seeing him again, released and allowed to return to those who love him.”
Paul went on to claim his family has sent messages to ISIS, and hope it’s been received, as they’ve received no response. “Please know, he’s a good man. He sought only to help the Syrian people and I ask you from all that is sacred to help us to allow him to return safely to those he loves and those who love him.”
Cantlie was previously a photographer for the Sunday Times and went missing in Syria in 2012. He was freed by the Free Syrian Army, but like journalist James Foley, who was beheaded last month by ISIS, Cantlie returned to Syria in 2012.