The Telegraph reports:
A British jihadist has been killed by UK forces in Syria after he directed a plot to kill the Queen, it emerged on Monday night.
The Prime Minister said that it is the first time UK forces have directed a targeted attack against one of its own citizens when Britain is not at war.
I think they are at war, just a different type of war.
The Prime Minister authorised the strike without the approval of Parliament but said that it did not require a vote because it was an act of “self-defence” for which there was a “clear legal basis”.
Trying to kill the Queen seems something you should defend against.
“There was a terrorist directing murder on our streets and no other means to stop them. This Government does not for one moment take these decisions lightly.
“But I am not prepared to stand here in the aftermath of a terrorist attack on our streets and have to explain why I did not take the chance to prevent it when I could have done.”
I don’t think Khan will be missed:
Khan, from Cardiff, was a straight A-student who became radicalised and fled to Syria where he joined Isil and regularly took to Twitter to boast of executing prisoners.