Queen vs Jihadist – easy choice

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.

In a move said was “a new departure” for Britain, Reyaad Khan was last month assassinated in an RAF drone strike after security services uncovered his bid to stage a terror attack in the UK.

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.

Bye bye.

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