NH mom remains hopeful about journalist son kidnapped in Syria

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March 5, 2013, 7:35 am
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(NECN) - Our guest and her family haven't heard from their son in more than 100 days.

James Foley, a journalist from New Hampshire, was kidnapped in Syria on Thanksgiving Day 2012.

Diane Foley is here with us.

What do we know about James captors?

Diane says that’s the difficult part because they really don’t know who captured him or why they did it. They haven’t tried to contact the family at all, and Diane says they haven’t heard from James either.

What message would they like to send to the captors?

Diane implores the people of Syria to help us find James because he has great compassion for the Syrian people.

Why has there been no movement?

Diane says because the situation in Syria is terribly chaotic and it’s unsafe to go in and look for James. She says it’s important to notice there were 70 journalists killed in 2012, 28 of which were in Syria. It’s an incredibly dangerous country, she says.

How do they stay hopeful?

Diane says they have a deep faith in God and their son James, who is a very strong person and very good with people.

Go to FreeJamesFoley.org for details about his abduction and to sign a petition demanding his release.

On May 3, 2013, World Free Press Day, there will be a media event in Boston to bring attention to Jim's continued captivity and that of many others. The highlight will be a panel with NY Times David Rohde, who was held captive in Pakistan for 8 months. Global Post of Boston is sponsoring this event.

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