Lance Corporal James Fullarton was one of three soldiers to die in Afghanistan
Wednesday August 19,2009By Padraic Flanagan and John Ingham
BRITISH Muslim fanatics sparked fresh fury last night by praising Taliban “heroes” for sending our troops back from Afghanistan in body bags.
Dozens of homegrown “jihadis” have posted website messages cheering last weekend’s carnage in Helmand province that saw Britain’s death toll rise to 204 soldiers.
Last night there were calls by senior politicians for the Home Office to crack down on the hate-filled rants that will distress even further the relatives of troops who gave their lives fighting the Taliban.
The shameful website involved stoked up hatred as it emerged that one of two soldiers killed trying to save their mortally wounded commander had recently got married before deploying to Afghanistan.
The commander had got engaged while home on leave in June.
The tragedies were revealed yesterday as the Ministry of Defence named the three soldiers, all from 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, who died on Sunday.
The gloating jihadi website, Islamic Awakening, is a forum for Islamic extremism, prompting a slew of vile attacks on the efforts of British troops to rescue Afghanistan from the grip of fundamentalists.
The first messages were posted within minutes of the news of the latest outrage in Helmand on Sunday.
“Isma’eel”, said: “Man, they really are dropping like flies over there lol [laugh out loud].”
Another, calling himself “AbuJunayd”, said: “Inshallah [God-willing] the more the kuffs [non-Muslims] deploy, the more the bros will send em back in body bags, or crutches or with serious psychological problems.”
“Waziri” said: “By command of Allah, the invading forces will be forced to withdraw humiliated and defeated by a group of men who between them do not possess even one transport helicopter.”
“Noorah”, said: “They are really getting whooped. Don’t know how they think they can win.”
Senior Tory MP Patrick Mercer, chairman of the Commons counter-terrorism committee and a former Army officer, said: “It’s deeply distasteful and clearly the last thing that relatives of the dead want to see or hear.”
Last night the Daily Express informed the Office for Security and Counter Terrorism at the Home Office of the website’s content.
A spokeswoman said: “The role of the internet in radicalisation is an area of concern to Government.”
The latest soldiers to die were Fusilier Simon Annis, 22, from Salford, who had married his girlfriend Caroline in February as he prepared to go to the front.
She said: “Simon was the perfect husband, son and brother. He was a true hero who made all of us so very proud and he will always have a place in our hearts. We shall love and miss him always.”
He was blown up alongside Fusilier Louis Carter, 18, from Nuneaton, as they tried to save Lance Corporal James Fullarton, 24, in Sangin.
L/Cpl Fullarton, from Coventry, who had already done two tours of Iraq, was to marry his “adored” girlfriend Leanne next summer.
Last night his parents Janice and Peter, joined her to say: “James was an outstanding soldier, so proud to serve his Queen and country.”
Meanwhile hundreds of people lined the streets of Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire, to pay tribute to the latest heroes repatriated to Britain.
Rifleman Daniel Wild, 19, from County Durham, and Capt Mark Hale, 42, from Bournemouth, died last week when hit by a bomb.
They were trying to rescue Lance Bombardier Matthew Hatton, 23, from Haxby, North Yorks, who had been wounded by an earlier blast
A suicide car bomber killed 10 people – including a Nato soldier and civilian workers – and injured 50 others in an attack on a Western convoy in Kabul just two days before the country’s presidential election.
The nationality of the soldier killed was not known last night.
Freedom of speech, on the internet can be a double edged sword. There are other measures though. They should be tracked down, and once found if they are citizens be charged with treason. If not citizens their visas should be revoked, if they have no visa all the better. They are gone. America has a place for them called Gitmo. Oh wait..... no we don't. Guess they would just have to move next door to an airport, or nuclear power plant.
It just strikes me as sick that a country has to have people living among them that wish to do harm. It makes no sense even in this politicly correct world. That is the problem with treating terrorists under criminal law. You can't do anything until after they do something. The administration doesn't get that.
Maybe we are fighting half the battle. Lets face it, if there are these letter-box fundamentalists living working,...operating in the UK, why not at least look into these individuals. This is a post 9/11 world. I understand freedom of speech, and I'm all for it. Its really one of the pillars of our culture here in a free country. The UK,...it just as much of a target as we are,...and they have a large (hostile) population living amongst them.
I propose that one enemy is on the battlefield in Iraq and Afghanistan and the other enemy is using western capitalism and prosperity to fun actions against our troops. And by ours, I mean US and British, Polish, Italian. Its us against the hostile forces that use Islam as a cover. So,...d'uh,...round 'em up and ship them back. If the sandbox they came from is so great,...then they shouldbe happy to go live there instead!!!
I'll make you all a deal. Give me 50 Neutron bombs. The ability to deliver them, I'll say I bought them on eBay, and I'll fix global over-population,...Islam will be a 'boutique' faith. We'll reduce greenhouse gasses,...air-pollution, deforestation, industrial pollution, and most of these wars around the world. We can set up "waldo" as a patsy and blame him. The world will be on the lookout for a terrorist named "Waldo" and after that we can all start living quieter safer lives!
What do you say?
If we do it my way, we can preserve some of the worlds greatest artifacts and world heritage sites
I've got shotgun on this run. I'm with you all the way. We can take care of Iran's nuclear program, enroute to North Korea. Then we can circle back and drop three or four on China, Have our troops withdraw from Afghanistan and take care of both of those countries and their harboring of TERRORISTS, and make a final sweep across the horn of Africa, take care of the pirates and Pretty much should take care of the situation. EH?
Jay, if we did that there would be no one left. or no one on the left Lol
No one left, now thats funny !
It is fairly easy to see where the problems come from, some group responsible for most of the terrorism and left wing, moral relativist, socialist, and pacificist that will not do anything to stop it.