Seulmas Milne wrote: “…Less fortunate was a London cab driver Anis Sardar, who was given a life sentence a fortnight earlier for taking part in 2007 in resistance to the occupation of Iraq by US and British forces. Armed opposition to illegal invasion and occupation clearly doesn’t constitute terrorism or murder on most definitions, including the Geneva convention.”
My response: That “resistance to the occupation of Iraq by US and British forces” (and Iraqi forces) was responsible for most of the deaths of Iraqi civilians in post-Saddam Iraq and that “resistance” was mostly led by non-Iraqis such as the Jordanian Islamic supremacist Abu Musab Zarqawi (al Qaeda in Iraq). If Seulmas Milne wants to support men who bombed soldiers defending the new Iraqi “democracy”, then Mr. Milne should at least have the decency to admit that he and his fellow defenders of jihad have “fueled the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria” more intentionally than those who have been fighting “ISIS” for years.
Let’s be clear that in voicing support for Anis Sardar and his actions, Seulmas Milne is supporting the bombing that Anis Sardar carried out against US forces in Iraq which killed an African-American husband and father of two who was not “occupying Iraq” but helping to defend Iraq from the same Islamic “resistance” to democracy that Seulmas Milne praises. That same Iraqi Islamist “resistance” is now “ISIS”.