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Warren R Rodwell

Warren Rodwell


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About WR

An expatriate English-native-speaker, Warren Rodwell lived in Asia for most of this century, and taught at government universities in the People’s Republic of China. Warren has also written for and edited hard copy magazines. So far, he has travelled United Kingdom, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Oceania, and South America. From 5th December 2011 until 23rd March 2013, he was kidnapped by Islamic terrorist extremists in the southern Philippines. At 472 days, Warren Rodwell is the longest held Australian captive [for the least amount paid (less than 5% of the original demand)] outside of war time. Please Google or check Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter for more information. NON FICTION BOOK (Biography) by Bob East PhD : ” 472 Days Captive of the Abu Sayyaf – The Survival of Australian Warren Rodwell ” (Cambridge Scholars Publishing – United Kingdom 2014)

Life Philosophy 

Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t turn out – take another shot.


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    Rumours of Warren Richard Rodwell being dead are not valid at all. There was a media blackout imposed by the Australian and Philippine governments during Mr Rodwell’s 472 days kidnap for ransom (5 December 2011 – 23 March 2013) by Islamic extremists threatening to behead him. Naturally enough, there were those trying to divert some attention to themselves. Right or wrong, we all have our haters. However, they were definitely in the minority in this instance.

    Ask yourself, “What do you call people who try to steal other’s fame or celebrity status?” particularly when the target is unlawfully imprisoned in solitude abroad. For further insight, please click the following link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celebrity_worship_syndrome

    Celebrity worship syndrome is an obsessive-addictive disorder in which a person becomes overly involved with the details of a celebrity’s personal life. Psychologists have indicated that though many people obsess over glamorous film, television, sport and pop stars, the only common factor between them is that they are all figures in the public eye.

    Warren Rodwell became a public figure through international media attention. But, there was nothing glamorous about being held in conditions equal to or worse than a prisoner of war – shot, starving and losing approximately 30kgs body weight.

    On the following LinkedIn page http://www.linkedin.com/pub/warren-rodwell/26/b00/722 Dr Peter M Sales writes in the book foreword :

    ” … A remarkable account emerges of courage in the face of malevolence and cruelty. Hope and despair, along with the gamut of human emotions, play out in these pages in a way that should give any traveller, armchair or otherwise, cause for reflection …”


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