British ISIS Terrorist: I Don't Believe in Democracy, But You Damn Well Better Try Me Under Democratic Law

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Posted: Apr 10, 2018 1:00 PM
British ISIS Terrorist: I Don't Believe in Democracy, But You Damn Well Better Try Me Under Democratic Law

Practice what you preach doesn't appear to be an ISIS strong suit. 

Alexanda Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh are British citizens who not only pledged their allegiance to ISIS, they traveled to Syria, worked with Jihadi John and came out at the end praising him as "the most loyal, honest and upstanding friend." Jihadi John is the famous savage who beheaded hostages, including American journalists, on video for the world to see. In 2015, he was killed in a U.S. drone strike.

But while Kotey and Elsheikh preach iron fisted rule under Islamic Law for the rest of the world, after being captured in Syria they're demanding democratic ideals of justice be applied to their trials. 

"l don't believe in democracy, but I am being subjected to democratic law. So it is only right for those who claim to uphold this to fully uphold it. It's them at stake, not me,” Elsheikh said, ironically seated comfortably in front of a refreshing can of Pepsi. "If Britain said we're going to deal with you with barbaric law or law from the medieval ages, then hang, draw and quarter me. Right? But that's not the case."

"My experience with British judges is that they're quite fair and just," Kotey said when asked where he would prefer to be tried. "The familiarity is the easier option."


During another interview with the Telegraph, Elsheikh complained about not being able to get a fair trail in his home country.

Kotey and Elsheikh are accused of torturing prisoners held by ISIS, with those from the West receiving the worst treatment. They are being held in a Syrian prison until the British government makes a decision about how and where to try them for their terror. 

Quite a shame they weren't with their upstanding and loyal friend on November 12, 2015, the day Jihadi John received a more efficient form of democratic justice.