Cross had nothing to do with it, he converted after tried, sentenced and imprisoned. However, since he elected to convert, treatment was no longer at hands of his own people. His treatment, past and present is far better than Jonathan Pollard has received at the hands of his Christian captors.
Syrian group says Nusra abducts its leader, in blow to U.S. plan (Reuters)
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