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In the video, Debra Tice wasbound andblindfolded and at one point forced to recite a prayer in broken Arabic. CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP There has been no word on Tices whereabouts since the video was made public.Tices family said they, and other credible sources, believe he is still alive. The question is who is going to stand in the way of the President of the United States bringing our son home ? and who would want to do that ?
We have every reason to believe Austin is alive, ... Recently, the U.S. State Department issued a statement saying they are in 'periodic direct contact' with the Syrian government regarding consular affairs, including Austin's situation. We think this is a good start. We are glad that the two governments are communicating directly, but more is needed.