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(CBC)   Joshua Boyle, the Canadian man held hostage by the Taliban for five years, appears to have picked up some bad habits from his captors, now faces 15 domestic violence-related criminal charges   ( cbc.ca) divider line
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2018-01-03 10:55:39 AM  
48 votes:
One count of administering a noxious thing

Really though, let he among us who hasn't done that cast the first stone.
2018-01-03 10:45:06 AM  
19 votes:
Well, looks like he's been keeping himself busy.

Can they send him back for a refund?
2018-01-03 11:00:40 AM  
15 votes:
"the couple were abducted while on a backpacking trip in Afghanistan"


What, they couldn't get to North Korea?
2018-01-03 10:59:55 AM  
15 votes:

Nurglitch: BigNumber12: One count of administering a noxious thing

Really though, let he among us who hasn't done that cast the first stone.

I haven't tried to poison my family, no.


Pssst, he was making a fart joke.
2018-01-03 11:42:13 AM  
10 votes:
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2018-01-03 11:37:37 AM  
9 votes:
The children were born in captivity

Can they be released back into the wild, or have they become too domesticated?
2018-01-03 11:01:15 AM  
7 votes:
AND our prime minister got his picture taken with him!

/Donald isn't the only idiot leader
2018-01-03 01:01:15 PM  
6 votes:

LavenderWolf: whidbey: Fark off, subby, it's pretty obvious the dude has some major issues from being in captivity.

Fark you and your "Muslims cause people to be violent" farking bullshiat.

OP didn't say that or anything like that. Don't put hateful words in other peoples' mouths.

Unless you think the Taliban is representative of Muslims. Which.. would be spectacularly dumb.


I smell Islamophobia in this article, sorry.
2018-01-03 12:51:14 PM  
6 votes:
Fark off, subby, it's pretty obvious the dude has some major issues from being in captivity.

Fark you and your "Muslims cause people to be violent" farking bullshiat.
2018-01-03 11:23:17 AM  
5 votes:

Nurglitch: BigNumber12: One count of administering a noxious thing

Really though, let he among us who hasn't done that cast the first stone.

I haven't tried to poison my family, no.


Well you're just no fun at all
2018-01-03 10:58:41 AM  
5 votes:

robodog: PTSD is a biatch, hope he gets the help he needs and for her sake and the sake of the kids I hope his wife leaves him ASAP. Unfortunately if she doesn't this has murder suicide written all over it.


Yeah, those who aren't caught backpacking around Afghanistan are right in the head. Its the capturing that messes them up.
2018-01-03 10:58:02 AM  
5 votes:
Looks like he's already setting up grounds for an appeal. Can anyone get a fair trial with a beard like that?
2018-01-03 10:53:50 AM  
5 votes:
PTSD is a biatch, hope he gets the help he needs and for her sake and the sake of the kids I hope his wife leaves him ASAP. Unfortunately if she doesn't this has murder suicide written all over it.
2018-01-03 01:27:48 PM  
4 votes:

whidbey: LavenderWolf: whidbey: Fark off, subby, it's pretty obvious the dude has some major issues from being in captivity.

Fark you and your "Muslims cause people to be violent" farking bullshiat.

OP didn't say that or anything like that. Don't put hateful words in other peoples' mouths.

Unless you think the Taliban is representative of Muslims. Which.. would be spectacularly dumb.

I smell Islamophobia in this article, sorry.


Thou who smelt it, must have dealt it.
2018-01-03 01:16:54 PM  
4 votes:

CrackHeadMatt: I am surprised he is still wearing a beard and she is still in scarfs.   Stockholm syndrome much?


I heard there was a big influx of Islamic immigrants into Sweden, but wasn't aware it was worth naming a syndrome.

/I kid, I kid...
2018-01-03 01:08:59 PM  
4 votes:

SirEattonHogg: whidbey: LavenderWolf: whidbey: Fark off, subby, it's pretty obvious the dude has some major issues from being in captivity.

Fark you and your "Muslims cause people to be violent" farking bullshiat.

OP didn't say that or anything like that. Don't put hateful words in other peoples' mouths.

Unless you think the Taliban is representative of Muslims. Which.. would be spectacularly dumb.

I smell Islamophobia in this article, sorry.

I'll bite.  How exactly is it is islamophobic?

It's a fairly straightforward article relatively devoid of commentary.  The use of the word "barbaric" refers to their time in captivity, which I presume is accurate and not an enjoyable time.


subby's comment seems to imply that the person in question "learned" some bad manners from his captives.

It's totally Islamophobic bullshiat.
2018-01-03 11:02:00 AM  
4 votes:

robodog: PTSD is a biatch, hope he gets the help he needs and for her sake and the sake of the kids I hope his wife leaves him ASAP. Unfortunately if she doesn't this has murder suicide written all over it.


TFA doesn't say anything about Domestic Abuse, although subby assumed it.

"Boyle was charged with:
Eight counts of assault.
Two counts of sexual assault.
Two counts of unlawful confinement.
One count of uttering threats.
One count of public mischief.
One count of administering a noxious thing.
It is alleged the offences happened in Ottawa between Oct. 14 and Dec. 30. The court records show there are two alleged victims, however, their identities are subject to a publication ban and can't be reported. "

We can safely assume PTSD and probably that it is domestic.  I'm actually rather surprised that the whole family isn't in some kind of therapy, if he were from the states I could see not being able to afford it after getting back, because we're so awesome at not providing people with healthcare, but Canada?  Eh?

If it was his wife/kids, I hope they get out alive and all get help.  Living under a PTSD parent sucks enough to make you not want to see adulthood yourself, I know.
2018-01-03 10:51:37 AM  
4 votes:
Susan Boyle is okay though right? She can still sing?
2018-01-03 01:26:15 PM  
3 votes:

BumpInTheNight: whidbey: subby's comment seems to imply that the person in question "learned" some bad manners from his captives.

It's totally Islamophobic bullshiat.

I'm kind of serious now:  Are you for real?


What's wrong with my objection here? How am I not being clear?
2018-01-03 11:18:40 AM  
3 votes:

Ms Challenge: I feel horrible for the victims, but read the story start to finish.  From the fishy backpacking story, to the refusal to get on an American plane, to this.

Guy is a piece of human garbage.


The backpacking is suspicious, possibly even damning. But getting on a non-American plane is alright with me, he says the wrong things he might have found himself in a US prison on suspicion of joining the Taliban rather than rely on facts. I want the Canadian CSIS to keep an eye on him (and the wife too, as far as I know they both went willingly on this trip), but I don't want him in prison unless he's actually been proven to have done something wrong by a court of law (which these assault and other charges will probably do).
2018-01-03 11:13:29 AM  
3 votes:
Funny how internet anonymity brings out the judgement in folks.

We talk about his PTSD, what about hers? How much of the DV is mutual combat?
2018-01-03 11:09:12 AM  
3 votes:

NullReferenceException: Looks like he's already setting up grounds for an appeal. Can anyone get a fair trial with a beard like that?


Not in Canada; it's too short.
2018-01-03 11:05:50 AM  
3 votes:
Same thing happened to me when i returned to canada after years abroad. They are a bit weird about it here.
2018-01-03 10:57:55 AM  
3 votes:

BigNumber12: One count of administering a noxious thing

Really though, let he among us who hasn't done that cast the first stone.


I haven't tried to poison my family, no.
2018-01-03 12:50:30 PM  
2 votes:

NullReferenceException: Looks like he's already setting up grounds for an appeal. Can anyone get a fair trial with a beard like that?


In the Leprechaun court maybe
2018-01-03 12:16:14 PM  
2 votes:
Behold, the face of Amish terrorism.

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Be on the lookout, in case this guy drives his buggy into a crowd at 1 mile an hour.
2018-01-03 11:39:39 AM  
2 votes:

nijika: IlGreven: Yep, because he was all sunshine and rainbows before he was captured...

Was gonna say this.  Seems like he started off as an asshole (exhibit A, big vacation to farking Afghanistan with your pregnant wife duh or crazy or both).


I keep seeing this sort of thing repeated.

Did his wife not have a say in where they were going?  Wasn't going there something they both did?  Is there any indication he somehow forced her to go?  She was an adult at the time, right?  Not just some possession he had, some porcelain doll that society decided he was responsible for making sure never got hurt (because it's not the doll's job, clearly).
2018-01-03 11:37:32 AM  
2 votes:

hardinparamedic: robodog: PTSD is a biatch, hope he gets the help he needs and for her sake and the sake of the kids I hope his wife leaves him ASAP. Unfortunately if she doesn't this has murder suicide written all over it.

Yeah, no. fark this noise.

PTSD doesn't make you a violent spouse abuser.

/PTSD.


You'd have to meet the spouse to know that.
2018-01-03 11:18:29 AM  
2 votes:
Hey, let's go back packing, it'll be fun.
2018-01-03 11:10:56 AM  
2 votes:
I bet he's really soorry aboot it.
2018-01-03 11:06:21 AM  
2 votes:

BigNumber12: One count of administering a noxious thing

Really though, let he among us who hasn't done that cast the first stone.


Does giving the wife a dutch oven count?
2018-01-03 11:02:26 AM  
2 votes:
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2018-01-03 10:54:24 AM  
2 votes:
Oh but he's a just victim of having been a prisoner and can't 'really' be held responsible for his actions or something, right?
2018-01-03 10:53:54 AM  
2 votes:
Dude's probably been severely farked over by his experience. Hoping that time and a treatment center help him.
2018-01-03 10:53:53 AM  
2 votes:
Yep, because he was all sunshine and rainbows before he was captured...
2018-01-03 10:53:50 AM  
2 votes:
I am surprised he is still wearing a beard and she is still in scarfs.   Stockholm syndrome much?
2018-01-03 10:29:56 AM  
2 votes:
Quite the Milkshake Duck
2018-01-04 12:45:13 PM  
1 vote:

JohnnyFark: LavenderWolf: whidbey: SirEattonHogg: whidbey: LavenderWolf: whidbey: Fark off, subby, it's pretty obvious the dude has some major issues from being in captivity.

Fark you and your "Muslims cause people to be violent" farking bullshiat.

OP didn't say that or anything like that. Don't put hateful words in other peoples' mouths.

Unless you think the Taliban is representative of Muslims. Which.. would be spectacularly dumb.

I smell Islamophobia in this article, sorry.

I'll bite.  How exactly is it is islamophobic?

It's a fairly straightforward article relatively devoid of commentary.  The use of the word "barbaric" refers to their time in captivity, which I presume is accurate and not an enjoyable time.

subby's comment seems to imply that the person in question "learned" some bad manners from his captives.

It's totally Islamophobic bullshiat.

His captors were the Taliban. Not Islamic people in general.

Hyper-sensitive much?

Caucasian-American much?
You don't even know how to racist!


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2018-01-03 03:33:31 PM  
1 vote:

redmid17: ruta: Can we get a change on the headline? There's nothing that I've seen that says this is domestic and this quote from his wife in the Toronto Star yesterday [link] suggests the victims are not anyone in their immediate family:

"Obviously, he is responsible for his own actions," she wrote, "but it is with compassion and forgiveness that I say I hope help and healing can be found for him. As to the rest of us, myself and the children, we are healthy and holding up as well as we can."

Also note that article says the victims and witnesses are under a publication ban, so you'd think they'd have to leave Coleman out if she was involved.

Sexual assault is best with strange apparently. Kinky and retro


I'e never been happier to be here and read your statement. Most of us here agree with you, but are too afraid to say how right you sound.

Sexual assault can have it's benefits... new laws, commercials with various young nubile female movie stars in low cut shirts making pleas for justice, etc.

It's fun to watch the world right itself after all the imbalance.
2018-01-03 02:44:01 PM  
1 vote:
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2018-01-03 02:41:58 PM  
1 vote:
whidbey: subby's comment seems to imply that the person in question "learned" some bad manners from his captives.

It's totally Islamophobic bullshiat.


Only if you think ISIS are representative of Muslims in general. Do you?
2018-01-03 02:38:30 PM  
1 vote:

steklo: [upload.wikimedia.org image 250x340]


Exactly this guy needs to be watched like a hawk (which is I suspect what's happening.)  The kids, too, since they grew up with these nutjobs.  There you go folks.  A few people with contact with radical Islam in your country, and you need generations of monitoring.  Meanwhile some people want to let in thousands.
2018-01-03 02:00:56 PM  
1 vote:

mrshowrules: whidbey: BumpInTheNight: whidbey: subby's comment seems to imply that the person in question "learned" some bad manners from his captives.

It's totally Islamophobic bullshiat.

I'm kind of serious now: Are you for real?

What's wrong with my objection here? How am I not being clear?

Perhaps you are overreacting a bit. This is not about anti-Muslim/Islam bigotry (although that is quite common on Fark typically).

The Taliban is as much a political group as a religious group and they are a f$cked up people living in a f$cked up part of the world. That outside forces f$cked up that part of the world is another subject.


I'll admit I probably am.

The headline did make me a bit stabby, though.
2018-01-03 01:59:19 PM  
1 vote:

whidbey: BumpInTheNight: whidbey: subby's comment seems to imply that the person in question "learned" some bad manners from his captives.

It's totally Islamophobic bullshiat.

I'm kind of serious now:  Are you for real?

What's wrong with my objection here? How am I not being clear?


Perhaps you are overreacting a bit.  This is not about anti-Muslim/Islam bigotry (although that is quite common on Fark typically).

The Taliban is as much a political group as a religious group and they are a f$cked up people living in a f$cked up part of the world.  That outside forces f$cked up that part of the world is another subject.
2018-01-03 01:54:04 PM  
1 vote:

LavenderWolf: whidbey: Fark off, subby, it's pretty obvious the dude has some major issues from being in captivity.

Fark you and your "Muslims cause people to be violent" farking bullshiat.

OP didn't say that or anything like that. Don't put hateful words in other peoples' mouths.

Unless you think the Taliban is representative of Muslims. Which.. would be spectacularly dumb.


Subby isn't even really slamming the Taliban.  He's taking a shot at the Taliban members who held people captive.

Hell, subby isn't really even attacking the captors.  He basically just saying the captors did the type of things captors do.
2018-01-03 01:43:30 PM  
1 vote:

redmid17: BumpInTheNight: whidbey: subby's comment seems to imply that the person in question "learned" some bad manners from his captives.

It's totally Islamophobic bullshiat.

I'm kind of serious now:  Are you for real?

FWIW, he's had this tag from me for a while

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Shoot, you've got plenty of room left there. "Evidence ostrich" is another appropriate one.
2018-01-03 01:13:42 PM  
1 vote:

whidbey: SirEattonHogg: whidbey: LavenderWolf: whidbey: Fark off, subby, it's pretty obvious the dude has some major issues from being in captivity.

Fark you and your "Muslims cause people to be violent" farking bullshiat.

OP didn't say that or anything like that. Don't put hateful words in other peoples' mouths.

Unless you think the Taliban is representative of Muslims. Which.. would be spectacularly dumb.

I smell Islamophobia in this article, sorry.

I'll bite.  How exactly is it is islamophobic?

It's a fairly straightforward article relatively devoid of commentary.  The use of the word "barbaric" refers to their time in captivity, which I presume is accurate and not an enjoyable time.

subby's comment seems to imply that the person in question "learned" some bad manners from his captives.

It's totally Islamophobic bullshiat.


I disagree.  The Taliban is an extremist organization no more representative of a whole faith than say, Westboro Baptists are representative of Christians as a whole.

Being this is Fark, I'll probably get some blowback on the later statement.
2018-01-03 12:56:18 PM  
1 vote:

whidbey: Fark off, subby, it's pretty obvious the dude has some major issues from being in captivity.

Fark you and your "Muslims cause people to be violent" farking bullshiat.


OP didn't say that or anything like that. Don't put hateful words in other peoples' mouths.

Unless you think the Taliban is representative of Muslims. Which.. would be spectacularly dumb.
2018-01-03 12:01:27 PM  
1 vote:

ruta: Can we get a change on the headline? There's nothing that I've seen that says this is domestic and this quote from his wife in the Toronto Star yesterday [link] suggests the victims are not anyone in their immediate family:

"Obviously, he is responsible for his own actions," she wrote, "but it is with compassion and forgiveness that I say I hope help and healing can be found for him. As to the rest of us, myself and the children, we are healthy and holding up as well as we can."

Also note that article says the victims and witnesses are under a publication ban, so you'd think they'd have to leave Coleman out if she was involved.


Sexual assault is best with strange apparently. Kinky and retro
2018-01-03 11:37:49 AM  
1 vote:
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2018-01-03 11:16:11 AM  
1 vote:

craxyd: Oh but he's a just victim of having been a prisoner and can't 'really' be held responsible for his actions or something, right?


This is Canada so yes, we did try to treat mental illnesses seriously and and something to be cured, not armed.
2018-01-03 11:06:19 AM  
1 vote:

robodog: PTSD is a biatch, hope he gets the help he needs and for her sake and the sake of the kids I hope his wife leaves him ASAP. Unfortunately if she doesn't this has murder suicide written all over it.


I agree.  hard to im agine how awful that time was, the guy isn;t even sure his kids are his, and while that SHOULDN'T matter to him (speaking as an adoptive father myself) in his case it's a constant reminder that he failed at protecting his wife, that he let other people hurt her and was pwoerless to stop them, and THAT can really leave a mark, but it is still no excuse, because there ARE no excuses for DV (and trust me, working the protective order desk for five years I have heard every single one, and they are all crap)
2018-01-03 11:00:01 AM  
1 vote:
He was always a favorite.

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