Saturday, June 24, 2017
Lib Dem candidate wrote blog claiming Brits might be running away to join ISIS because they’re bored or just fancy a wife
A PROMINENT Lib Dem candidate claimed Brits running away to join ISIS because they’re bored or just fancy a wife,
And Sarah Olney said young men signing up with the jihadis may just want to be in a gang like “mods and rockers, football hooligans and ravers”.
The Lib Dem candidate sympathised with Brits running away to join ISIS
The extraordinary comments came in blog last July – two weeks after the Bastille Day massacre in Nice and the day a priest was murdered by two knife wielding IS supporters in Northern France.
Ms Olney- standing in Richmond Park, south west London – said it was vital to try and understand the reasons for the terror and to remain “liberal” in the face of such atrocities.
But she said there was “evidentally” something very attractive about young men leaving the West to join up with Islamic State.
A section of the blog put up by Sarah Olney
She wrote: “It might just be the lure of foreign travel, the romance of getting to handle weaponry, the feeling of being part of a gang.
“Maybe, there are some diffident young men out there who are attracted by the idea of being ‘given’ a bride, and being able to bypass the whole messy business of meeting and wooing one for yourself.”
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