December 19, 2013
Buy Them All Tickets: UK Jihadi Killed Fighting for al Qaeda in Syria
At this rate of kill off maybe the best policy option is to buy them all tickets to Turkey, greet them at the airport, and then escort them to the Syrian border?
Ifthekar Jaman, 23, died at the weekend in a battlefield clash 2,000 miles from his Hampshire home.Good riddance.
He was one of an estimated 350 British men to have taken up arms with Al Qaeda-linked groups in Syria – where they are known as British Kataa’ib, meaning British Brigade.
Speaking a month ago, Jaman declared he was ready to die as a martyr, vowing: ‘I don’t plan to come back. Life is for the hereafter… it’s an eternal paradise so the sacrifice is small.’...
He joined ISIL (the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant), a notorious group of Al Qaeda extremists waging jihad against the Syrian government.
The last known pictures of him, circulated online at the start of this month, show Jaman and another Briton armed with AK-47 assault rifles and stopping vehicles at a dust-blown checkpoint.