posted on Feb, 1 2016 @ 12:55 PM
a reply to: anxiouswens
Yes it is.
Here is the crux of the issue. First of all, those who join up with IS are basically saying that they support the enemy, that they buy into the lies
and propagandist twaddle that they peddle, and that they are enemies of our culture and way of life. To be absolutely honest, I think that should be a
whole life term offence, since it is a treason against the people.
As for hating the west, the woman already hates the west, otherwise she would not have gone and joined IS. Now, if she returned, not because she was
disillusioned with IS, but because she found herself actually loving the nation she is living in, recanting any association with IS in the process,
and declaring herself to be an enemy of IS, then perhaps one might understand her being a little upset at being jailed, but is that what is really
going on here? No.
Now, I say all this in the full knowledge that it is only the failures of western foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa which allowed
the rise of IS to occur, and indeed that our nation as well as the US and other western nations have PAID for some of their weapons, training, and
what have you over the years. Essentially IS is simply an amalgam of all the assets the intelligence services lost control of over the years.
Compounded by the western insistence on sending entire armies to do the job of assassins, meaning collateral damage like you wouldn't believe and an
orphan on every corner, these policy failures and asset losses, had inevitable consequences.
That does not absolve this woman of her responsibility to recognise that IS, no matter their professed faith, are not a solution to any problem worth
solving, and a failure to understand that damned well should be an offence under the law, if it is not already.