For John, BLUF: What influences those who attack others in the name of God? Nothing to see here; just move along.
An individual down in Miami found this item in the Miami Herald, from the AP Wire Service. The date is Thursday, 30 May 2013.
The title is a little confusing, as is the writeup, but the gist of it is that Mr Michael Adebolajo, one of the suspects in the butchering of Drummer Lee Rigby, outside his barracks at Woolwich area, was freed by a Kenyan court based upon an intervention by the British High Commission in Nairobi, back in November 2010. So much for gratitude. Turns out that Mr Adebolajo was being held as a suspected terrorist, hoping to cross over from Kenya into Somalia.
Kenyan police believed Adebolajo, a British citizen, had earlier associated with a radical Kenyan Muslim cleric who tried to help him join al-Shabab, an al-Qaida-linked rebel group in Somalia. Muslim cleric Aboud Rogo Mohammed, who was gunned down in August by unidentified gunmen in Mombasa, helped Adebolajo in his attempt to travel to Somalia to wage jihad, or holy war, against the country's United Nations-backed government, a senior Kenyan police official said Tuesday.How do we see this? Does Mr Adebolajo, the knife wielding murderer, have no sense of appreciation for others who help him? Does he have no empathy for others? Is he just another a sociopath?
Should Her Majesty's Government have just allowed Mr Adebolajo to rot in some Kenyan jail back in 2010?
Regards — Cliff