For weeks now the mainstream media has tried to make us all feel sorry for the three teenage girls who sneaked out of the UK and went off to join the savages of ISIS. As far as broadcasters like Sky and the BBC have been concerned, Britain has lost some future Nobel Prize winners rather than useless individuals who have chosen to go off and join a fascist death cult.
I’ve tried to feel sorry for them, Lord knows I’ve tried, but I can’t help thinking ‘if they love the murderous butchers of ISIS so much then good riddance to bad rubbish’. I’ve tried to feel sorry for their families but again found a reason not to, in that case it was ‘what sort of family environment produces children whose moral compass is so easily pointed towards approval of murderous savages’.
I tried to put myself in their shoes and think back to the political mistakes I made when I was young but there was no comparison. I might have spouted some naïve political bullshit at that time but I knew right from wrong. I would never have joined a group like ISIS nor would I have directly supported or joined or volunteered to fight with any terrorist group.
No, beyond the normal humane feeling that here are three lives that have been thrown away, I find that I really cannot give a toss about them.
I really cannot see why the media is making such a fuss about them. If they were innocents who had gone missing whilst working on an aid convoy or were killed whilst helping out with polio vaccination then fair do’s, make a fuss, talk about the wonderful personal qualities of the dead or the missing, but these three don’t deserve it.
We should never forget just who they have aligned themselves with and what they support. Some may argue that we should feel sorry for them on account of their age but I disagree. They are old enough to make choices then they should live, or die with the consequences of their actions. We’ve been here before and less than a century ago at that. When the Allies entered Nazi Germany during the closing months of World War II they faced regular troops but they also faced armed children who had been thrown into the conflict by the Hitler regime. Although it was distasteful and upsetting to the Allied troops to have to shoot and kill 13 and 14 year olds, it was something that could not be avoided. They had to harden their hearts and pull their triggers in order to progress. These girls have chosen Islamofascism and we should harden our hearts towards both them and their families. They have allied themselves with the enemy not only of Britain but of all free civilisations, for me, not even their ages expunges an action like that.
Leave them where they have chosen to be, we neither need nor want them because of the path they’ve chosen.