French journalist Nicolas Henin had spent significant period of time with the ISIS during his captivation of 10 months, and hence he understood what they fear of the most and how they can be defeated.

In an interview with The Syria Campaign, Henin claimed that he knew the ISIS group very well, and he knew that the militant never feared the airstrikes and other attacks from its enemies. What they only fear is unity. He said that he was shocked by the serial attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, but he knew that those who planned and plotted the incident had nothing to do with the victims’ grief and pain.

The ISIS militants have their own world and their world concentrated on one view that said “communities cannot live together with Muslims” and every day they made efforts to find out new proofs of their unnecessary belief. The photographs of people welcoming refugees in Germany trouble them a lot. They did not like cohesion and tolerance in the nations across.

Henin said that extremist John aka Mohammed Emwazi, a.k.a. Jihadi John, was one of his jailors when he was held hostage there. One more thing he got to know about the Daesh people was that they were “more stupid than evil.” They mere wanted to have fun. They liked when someone was scared. Their main strength was their publicity on social networking websites and their public relations strategies made them superheroes when they are nothing more than “street kids drunk on ideology and power.”

The extremists once in a while would say, “Tomorrow we will kill one of you.” Those held captive used to believe them initially, but gradually, they understood their captors were not serious and were just doing everything for fun.

Henin emphasised that 500,000 civilians are still held captive in Raqqa. Not focusing on their safety will prompt their conversion into militants soon, he warned. When the French journalist was asked about why ISIS was targeting France, he replied saying the nation was an easy target as creating rift among people from different nationalities was easier there.

Henin was released from captivity in April 2014 after spending 10 months chained to other hostages in an underground cell in Syria. He and other hostages were found by Turkish soldiers in a no-man’s land on the country’s border, reported the Guardian last year.

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