Terry Anderson: The World is Fresh and Bright and Beautiful

After recuperating in Antigua, Terry Anderson talks about his chief captor (surprisingly pleasant) and the West's mistrust of Islam

Q. Did you ever know for sure who your kidnappers were?

A. We had our guesses. They would always deny being connected with the Hizballah ((Party of God)), but I don't think it's surprising that kidnappers should lie. We believed Hizballah was the umbrella organization, although it's not a unitary group but an assemblage of factions or family-connected groups. All had different names.

It was very strange. There were Brian Keenan, John McCarthy, Frank Reed, Tom Sutherland and I, all in the Bekaa Valley in one underground secret prison, all of us being held under different names. We would laugh about...

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