If there’s one trope I’d like to see discarded completely it’s the one where would-be terrorists are poor and uneducated and so easily brainwashed because of their circumstance. It’s a way of wrangling our sympathy for those who want us dead. Even the last line, about feeling separate, is there to pull at heart-strings. Don’t fall for it.
Posted by Karol at 11:23 PM
So she stayed with him for over 10 years, had 5 children with him, observed his increasingly radical anti-British, jihadist behavior, accepted money he was stealing from British taxpayers, did nothing when he attempted to make a mujaheddin out of her oldest son and marry out her 15yo daughter, and divorced him only when he had an affair with another woman. All this smoke screen about being terrified by his “radicalism” is a lie.
And now she is getting married again (with 5 children!) to a Muslim (of course!)..but wait, here it comes: “she is a life coach”
She is going to “coach” others how to live their lives? No, srsly…if this woman is going to get some clients demented enough to pay her money for advice – the world is really going mad.
I know. She didn’t mind the terrorist leanings as long as it didn’t affect her marriage.
A few years later, he told her that he had met Al Qaeda’s second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri. ‘I thought, “Why would he want to meet you? What’s your involvement?” I read in the paper that he had visited training camps in Pakistan and Afghanistan and learned how to use explosives.
It’s always the little things.