Thursday, September 10, 2015

Quote of the day 10th September 2015

"I’m not sure if Reyaad Khan or Ruhul Amin - the two ISIS fighters killed by an RAF drone strike - were personally responsible for throwing two gay men off a roof in Homs two months ago. Perhaps they were part of the mob that waited below to throw rocks at their broken bodies.

"Maybe it was them who doused Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh in petrol, locked him in a cage and burnt him alive. Or they were behind some of the rapes Angelina Jolie talked about in the House of Commons yesterday, rapes of girls as young as seven that she said were being used by ISIS as the “centrepoint of their terror”.

"These men were Isil fighters. We know this because they told us they were. They posed for photos. The issued statements. They posted videos."

"Reyaad Khan and Ruhul Amin were modern day Nazis. They were willing members of the one of the most evil, barbaric, sadistic organizations ever to exist on our planet. Stopping them from continuing their campaign of barbarism was our moral duty."

"Our enlightenment values do mean that when confronted by people who adopt mass rape, torture and murder as their hobbies, we stop them. If we can arrest them, great. But if we can’t, we’re going to have to just kill them."

"I can take the hard-Left's ideological purity. But I’m sick to the back teeth of their presumption of moral superiority. If you genuinely think we would be living in a better world today if Reyaad Khan and Ruhul Amin were happily driving along to the scene of their next mass rape then it’s you, not the so-called liberal interventionists, who should be taking a look at your personal value system."

(Dan Hodges, writing in the Daily Telegraph.

In terms of the consistency of this quote with my own views posted yesterday, I defended both the action of the government in authorising the drone strike and those MPs who carried out their duty to hold the executive to account by asking questions about it.

Dan was responding in the quote above to those on the hard left who didn't just ask questions about the drone strike which killed Rayaad Khan and Ruhul Amin, but accused the government of "assassination" and said that such attacks can "never be justified".

Here is a link to Dan's article: The Left should keep its' moral lectures to itself.)

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