Curious, the rather leftie Tory, Rory Stewart, says of Jihadis… kill ’em…and he says it on the BBC…and yet I don’t seem to be able to find the story on the BBC website. A British MP, a government minister no less, says kill British Jihadis and yet the BBC stays silent? Extraordinary. Probably checking with Labour to see what stance they take on it….shocked ‘outrage’ or resigned acceptance of a necessary evil.
From the Telegraph:
‘The only way’ of dealing with British Islamic State fighters is to kill them in almost every case, minister says
British Isil fighters should be killed in Syria rather than be allowed to return to UK, a Government minister has said. Rory Stewart said converts who leave Britain to fight for the terror group are guilty of horrific acts and the only way of dealing with them is to kill them “in almost every case”.
Asked by BBC Radio 5 Live’s John Pienaar if they had “brought on themselves what they are about to get?”, he said: “These are people who have essentially moved away from any kind of allegiance towards the British Government.
“They are absolutely dedicated, as members of the Islamic State, towards the creation of a caliphate, they believe in an extremely hateful doctrine which involves killing themselves, killing others and trying to use violence and brutality to create an eighth century, or seventh century, state.
“So I’m afraid we have to be serious about the fact these people are a serious danger to us, and unfortunately the only way of dealing with them will be, in almost every case, to kill them.”
The BBC was always keen to quote Rory Stewart when he criticised the Iraq War, not so much now though.
Even the Guardian reports his words…
I’m guessing the BBC thinks all these returning Jihadis will turn out to be those Churchills, Ghandis and Mandelas that Mark Easton suggested they were telling us our society would benefit so much from their radical thinking…and the BBC would undoubtedly be interviewing the life out of them and asking ‘Just what was it that radicalised you?’….answer….British foreign policy and Islamophobia in Britain….exactly what the BBC wants to hear.
The BBC trying to build a sympathetic case for the returning terrorists? You bet they will.