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Thursday, 25 November 2010
let the punishment fit the crime!
is this man a minicab driver?
said Gilbert and Sullivan all those decades ago. But in a slightly different context, the Guardian has this, so it must be true. They cite London-based men who go regularly to fight with the Taleban in Afghanistan against the elected government (the Guardian forgets to tell us that the fighting is the forces of the elected government of Afghanistan and their allies against the Taleban, who are an insurgent force) and who are engaged the rest of the year in raising funds for the Taleban. The article quotes a man who describes himself as a minicab driver who earns "good money" in east London. Now I knew at least eight years ago that there were prayers and fund-raising for the Taleban at the Alexandra Road mosque in Reading, I don't know if anyone who lives in Reading, British citizen or no, has ever gone to fight for the Taleban. If, as might happen, one of these men is captured alive in Afghanistan, and turns out to be a British citizen, what should happen to him? I really would like to know what readers think. Harry's Place on the same subject titles the post "Traitors", which of course is technically accurate and also lets you know what the author of that post thinks - but what do you think?