It's horrible to contemplate the state of mind of a young man like Bary – formerly a would-be rapper called Jinny but son of a radical Bin Laden associate – or fellow jihadis, some from eminently upright British immigrant families. How can they move so easily from suburban London or Cardiff to a world where mass executions of perceived Isis enemies, complete with decapitations, can become both normal and morally right?Well, probably because progressives like you and your colleagues have assured them time and time again that they are right to nurture grievances against the West, Michael.
...let's not over-react, let's not do some of the brutally counterproductive and brutal things we've done in the past. We want the lucky Kevins to survive, to come home for clean underwear, chastened not angry, and keen to go to college.'We' do, do we? You don't speak for me. Or for many others.
I want Kevin to lie in the sand of some bombed-flat hellhole, bubbles of blood collecting on his lips as he expires, slowly, from a sucking chest wound.