Headchopper was “extremely kind, extremely gentle, extremely soft-spoken.”
Update: by Hugh Fitzgerald
He specialized in killing the foreigners. But to make sure that they would remain calm, until the very end, he would prepare them for their close-up over and over again, assuring them it was only a video which would be used to elicit concessions from their countries of origin, and that no harm would come to them, and they should just relax, and not worry, and they did what he said — just the way, all over the Western world, we are assured by Muslims that they, those Muslims, will handle the “handful of extremists” who “have nothing to do with Islam” and who, in any case, are perfectly nice people until the security services start to look at them with suspicion and other non-Muslims do not give Muslims the trust and respect that they so richly deserve.
Is the mainstream media clueless or complicit? It is getting harder and harder to maintain the former.
“NPR Boosts British Group Blaming UK Govt. For ISIS’s ‘Jihadi John,’” by Matthew Balan, Newsbusters, March 5, 2015:
The aim of jihad is not the forced conversion of non-Muslims, but their subjugation
Robert Spencer fisks him in all the right places:
Walker explains that the Islamic State is violating the Qur’an’s own rules for how it should be interpreted. This would be great if he made his case and took it to jihadis to challenge and refute them directly. Of course, the immediate question his claim raises is why, if this is true, have over 20,000 foreign jihadis traveled from all over the world to join the Islamic State. Don’t those 20,000 Muslims have imams? How did they come to misunderstand the Qur’an and Islam so drastically as to miss its own rules for interpretation? Read it all, you might learn something….
“Tough new measures”
Its to laugh, its to cry. When the horse has bolted, you dismount:
The (British) Government is planning a series of tough new measures to combat the growing threat from Islamist extremists.
A leaked draft of the Home Office’s new counter-extremism strategy, seen by The Telegraph, targets Sharia courts and calls for a ban on radicals working unsupervised with children over fears the young could be brainwashed.
Other measures include a requirement that staff at job centres identify vulnerable claimants who may become targets for radicalisation, after public outrage at people who hate Britain being able to live off the state.
There will also be an introduction of penalties in the benefits system to make people learn English to improve their integration into British society.
The rules on granting citizenship will also be tightened to ensure new residents embrace “British values”.