Kayla Mueller, a U.S. hostage taken by Islamic State, suffered unbelievable abuses while being held by her terrorist captors. Through months of physical and sexual abuse, she refused to renounce her Christian faith, even to her death. Mueller’s story was told by four former hostages who shared cells with her on ABC News’s “20/20” Thursday night. The details they offer are nothing short of harrowing. Mueller, a 25-year-old aid worker, spent 18 months in ISIS captivity, including a stint as a sex slave to ISIS’s so-called Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Much of Mueller’s time in captivity was spent in a prison run by infamous British ISIS executioner “Jihadi John” and his fellow British ISIS fighters, referred to as “the Beatles” by the prisoners. Mueller suffered through multiple rapes and various forms of sadistic torture, but despite the hellish existence, her fellow captives say she never lost her spirit. Fellow hostage Daniel Rye, a Danish photographer, shared an example of … [Read more...] about Kayla Mueller Refused To Renounce Christianity To ISIS Executioner ‘Jihadi John’
Seventeen-year-old Anthony Templet shocked the nation when he shot his father three times in their Louisiana home. However, the dark secrets that would soon emerge would be even more disturbing. The 2019 murder is the subject of a three-part, Netflix documentary, " I Just Killed My Dad ," which premieres on Tuesday. At the center of the crime is the unassuming four-bedroom, three-bathroom house in a quiet Baton Rouge, LA , neighborhood where Anthony alleges years of abuse and isolation occurred before the situation erupted violently. On June 3, 2019, Anthony said he was sleeping in his room in the house when his father, who was drunk, woke him up around 3 a.m. Burt Templet was going through Anthony's cellphone to see if his son had been communicating with Burt's estranged wife. (She had taken out a 55-page restraining order against Burt, alleging physical abuse and threats.) Anthony claims his father then tried to hit him, but he escaped to his father's bedroom. Anthony … [Read more...] about What Happened to the House of Horrors at the Center of Netflix’s ‘I Just Killed My Dad’ Documentary?
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 Bottom of the Hill, the scrappy little nightclub at a lonely outpost in Potrero Hill, celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. It's an occasion many observers thought would never come when the venue opened in a former neighborhood dive bar at 17th and Missouri streets in 1991. But it took just a few years for Bottom of the Hill to establish itself as the heart of San Francisco's indie rock scene - the 350-capacity venue where local and touring acts with small budgets and loud guitars could always feel at home. Much of the credit goes to booker Ramona Downey , whose dedication to the artists-friendly venue helped turn it into a nightlife institution where many acts that would later go on to bigger things got their start - marquee names like Death Cab for Cutie, the White Stripes, Cat Power, Pavement and the Strokes. Things have mellowed in recent years as … [Read more...] about Bottom of the Hill comes out on top for 20 years
The United Kingdom levied terrorism charges against the alleged “Jihadi Paul,” a notorious Islamic State (IS) fighter who participated in gruesome acts of terrorism with a group of four British IS members collectively known as the “Beatles,” after the well-known British band. The U.K.’s Metropolitan Police arrested Aine Davis, 38, in Luton Airport Wednesday upon arrival from Turkey, where he has been held in prison since 2014 on suspicion of involvement with the Beatles, according to CNN. Davis, who took on the name Hamza after converting to Islam, was remanded in custody after declining to enter a plea at a hearing before the Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London Thursday. A spokesperson for the Crown Prosecution Service Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division said it had “authorized the Metropolitan Police to charge Aine Leslie Junior Davis for terrorism offenses in 2014, and after being deported to England by Turkish authorities,” CNN reported. Governments have … [Read more...] about UK Charges ‘Jihadi Paul,’ Alleged Final Member Of Notorious ISIS ‘Beatles’