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217: Matthew Schrier | How to Survive in a Secret Syrian Terrorist Prison

217: Matthew Schrier | How to Survive in a Secret Syrian Terrorist Prison

Update: 2019-06-2710
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Matt Schrier is an American photographer who survived seven months as an Al-Qaeda captive in Syria before escaping, and the author of The Dawn Prayer: A Memoir.


What We Discuss with Matt Schrier:



  • How Matt Schrier was captured by Al-Qaeda just 45 minutes away from the border on his way out of Syria in 2012.

  • How making his captors laugh on day one of his captivity got him special treatment from a usually unforgiving crowd.

  • What Matt did to survive and plan an escape in spite of an unhelpful, self-sabotaging cellmate.

  • Why Matthew feels betrayed by the FBI and the US government for putting intelligence gathering over the safety of Americans imprisoned by terrorists.

  • Why, even after becoming the first American to escape from Al-Qaeda and his feelings of betrayal from his own government, he has no regrets about going to Syria in the first place.

  • And much more...


Full show notes and resources can be found here: https://jordanharbinger.com/217


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Comments (4)

Jonathan Roseland

let's get an JHS interview with the terrible Theo! lol

Jun 28th
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Jordan Harbinger

Jonathan Roseland Hard pass on that

Jul 1st
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Kevin Murphy

Fascinating episode!

Jun 27th
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Jordan Harbinger

Kevin Murphy Thank you!

Jun 28th
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217: Matthew Schrier | How to Survive in a Secret Syrian Terrorist Prison

217: Matthew Schrier | How to Survive in a Secret Syrian Terrorist Prison

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