July 19, 2013

UK Finally Adds al-Nusra Front to List of Terror Groups

I've never quite understood the process by which European countries decide which terror groups are "terrorists" and which aren't. I mean, al-Nusra has been claiming affiliation with al Qaeda for, what, over a year now? And it took the Brits this long to decide they were terrorists?

Well, better late then never I guess:

he British government says that it has banned Syria's Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, a move which makes membership in the extremist rebel group a criminal offense.

Britain's Home Office says the Nusra Front, also known as Jabhat al-Nusra, had been added to its list of outlawed organizations, a U.K.-wide roster of foreign and domestic terror groups.

Now if we could only get France to follow suit then we'd be making progress .... absolutely no better off than before. Come on, you really think it makes an ounce of difference who France thinks is a terrorist?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:40 AM | Comments |