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