So, when I first heard about this case I didn’t want to pass judgement. I know some people take extreme risks in the pursuit of journalism or relief work or whatever. But this whole thing is really starting to sound like Josh Boyle is a narcissist with a messiah complex who is perfectly willing to sacrifice the safety of his wife and children to his “mission”. Then there’s the whole thing of him having previously been married to a woman who has some pretty serious ties to Islamic extremism. The decision to intentionally have children while being held hostage is baffling. She can’t have been in to it. Hoping this hospitalization, whatever it’s for, is the first step in her taking her kids and getting far far away from him.