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Posted By: Jim Carroll
15-Apr-19 - 03:10 AM
Thread Name: BS: Should 'Jihadi bride' come back to UK?
Subject: RE: BS: Should 'Jihadi bride' come back to UK?
"Just I don't get over emotional about it..."
I think this is where we differ
She was little more than a child when she left home - she did so at the time when Assad had fully exposed himself for the monster he really was and Britain (and the rest of the Western World) had refused to do anything about it (Parliament took a vote washing Britain's hands of involvement)
Hundreds of Muslim youngsters began slipping out of Britain to oppose him - immediately they were labeled 'Jihadists', suggesting that they were doing so for religious rather than humanitarian reasons - there is no evidence that this was the case.
Now we have a young woman who has been refused the right to return home and are faced with the situation of many hundreds more British citizens in the same position - exiled for setting off to fight a dictator
I find that quite 'emotional' - every bit as emotional as how The Windrush immigrants were treated, or The Notting Hill Race Riots, or Powell's 'Rivers o Blood' hate speech, or all the other sordid race events that have created a situation where it is now estimated that around one third of the British people hold racist views and have stated them openly
Events lke these are debasing Britain and opening the door to scum like Robinson and Farage, who are now planning to shift us even further to the right - that's a pretty 'emotional' - extremely dangerous situation to be in.

I see spooky parallels with what happened to my family
When they learned from Jewish neighbours what was happening in Nazi Germany, they took to the streets, only to find that Mosley's Blackshirts were being protected by baton-wielding British Bobbys mounted on horses; I'm proud so say, my grandmother was arrested for hitting Mosley with a stone
My dad went to Spain to fight Nazism; wounded, he eventually returned home to find he had been given an MI5 record and had been blacklisted from work (at the time, the Government were still trying to appease Hitler and would be shortly plunged into war with the people my dad was punished for going to fight).
Just as Spain might have been a place where the world might have stood against Hitler, the massacres of Homs could have been a reason why Assad was stopped in his tracks
Neither happened - one gave us a World War, the other gave us Isis
Pretty emotional, as far as I'm concerned