Repetitive Isis hostage escape la cks a real impact

NON -FICTION; The Isis Hostage, By Puk Damsgârd, Atlantic Books, €20

28th August, 2016
Daniel Rye: captured by Isis in 2013 Pic: Daniel Hjorth

They’ve dwindled away in recent times, as more and more of Islamic State’s leading lights fall victim to US drone strikes. But there was a time – roughly two years ago – when news of the latest gruesome Isis hostage beheading was as commonplace a sight on social media as this week’s stage-managed celebrity feud.

The template was simple. The days and weeks of photos of the captive being...

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