Following the embarrassing admission that The New York Times’ prize-winning audio series “Caliphate” was largely based off the lies of a fabulist, the newspaper has issued another correction to its past coverage of the Islamic State.
Back in October 2014, the Times published an article describing captured American journalist James Foley’s conversion from Catholicism to Islam while in ISIS captivity. Now, more than six years later, the Times admits that the article didn’t paint the full picture of Foley’s faith:
An article on Oct. 26, 2014, described the ordeal that James Foley and other Westerners endured as hostages of ISIS. Shortly after publication, questions were raised about the article’s description of Mr. Foley’s conversion to Islam during his captivity. While several fellow hostages had told The Times that Mr. Foley’s conversion appeared sincere, his family said afterward that they believed he remained committed to his Roman Catholic faith, and that he had adopted Islamic rituals to continue to pray. After another