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Thread #165689   Message #3977218
Posted By: Steve Shaw
16-Feb-19 - 10:10 PM
Thread Name: BS: Should 'Jihadi bride' come back to UK?
Subject: RE: BS: Should 'Jihadi bride' come back to UK?
Well I agree with that, but this is a bit different. My visceral response to this is as a very imperfect human being to another imperfect human being, and to a nineteen-year-old one at that. I haven't a clue as to why she made that silly decision at fifteen, though I know quite well the area she came from (I lived there myself, in council accommodation, for many years) and can imagine the pulls that she was under. I don't know really. But neither does anyone else in this thread. I'm no herd animal and I'm seeing this in human being terms, or at least I'm trying to. I'm not going to say that she's an individual who needs soft-soaping and I'm not going to say that she should be left off any hook she's on just because she's pregnant. I am going to say that this country claims to be humanitarian and a pillar of justice and fair play. That doesn't mean indulgence at all costs, and it doesn't mean that she shouldn't be tested under stern investigation. But we are not a lynch-mob country and we shouldn't ever let go of those principles that our justice system is founded on. Bottom line, she should come back and face the music. Who could possibly argue with that! But come back she should, if she wants to.