Martin Rees at Cage 'Jihadi John' press conference

With the identity of London-bred ISIS butcher ‘Jihadi John’ revealed by the Washington Post earlier today, the media descended on a press conference by ‘rights group’ CAGE.

When not scratching their heads at perhaps the world’s most notorious living Islamist extremist — real name Mohammed Emwazi — being portrayed as a helpless victim, those familiar with lefty grouplets may have also been wondering why proceedings were marshalled by former leading SWP central committee member John Rees.

Perhaps this quote from Rees is instructive:

“Socialists should unconditionally stand with the oppressed against the oppressor, even if the people who run the oppressed country are undemocratic and persecute minorities, like Saddam Hussein.”

Or to put it another way:

‘The enemy of Western foreign policy is my friend — even when they’re slitting the throats of innocent aid volunteers and journalists on camera.’

  1. Oh come on PS, you’re sounding like Fox News with this story! The guy has been monitored by MI5/MI6 since 2009. They were harassing him trying to get him to be an informant. I absolutely guarantee they recruited him and he is now an MI6 asset, doing the bidding of the UK/US/Israel governments in demonising Muslims. MI6 has a long track record of blackmailing impressionable and vulnerable young men.

  2. @Mike – JJ is a MI6 asset working for the benefit of the US and Israel too? Are you sure, are you absolutely sure? Do you want a sweetie or an ice cream, maybe some jelly – only if you’re a good boy now. Why don’t you play with your crayons you total fucking jerk? Geez, some people.

  3. Well with such coherent and fact-laden comments such as DtP’s above, I must be wrong! If people want to unquestioningly swallow the mainstream media’s Jackanory tale about the childishly nicknamed “Jihadi John”, it’s up to them. Ignore the facts that are in plain sight. Just remember it’s people like you who allow governments to get away with criminal conduct and deliberately starting wars to keep the arms exports buoyant. Open your eyes.

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