More for the Whose-side-are-you-on department. From the Times Online, with thanks to Twostellas:
A BRITISH-BASED Saudi dissident has provoked anger by posting a video on his website that apparently shows the killing of three Black Watch soldiers by a suicide bomber.
Muhammad al-Massari defended the contents of the video this weekend and vigorously justified the killing of British soldiers by Iraqi insurgents.
The video, said to have been filmed by one of the bomber’s comrades, appears on a site called Tajdeed, which al-Massari runs from Wembley, north London. It shows a sport-utility vehicle driving along a road before exploding at the three soldiers” checkpoint. Military vehicles and a helicopter are shown at the site “evacuating the dead and wounded”, says a voiceover on the tape.
The voice says a severed arm being trampled by a militant in front of the camera is among the “remains” of the soldiers….
Al-Massari said people were entitled to see the video and Iraqis had a “guaranteed” right to kill soldiers. He also threatened to put more videos on the website. “I am telling you they (British soldiers in Iraq) are legitimate targets for the Iraqi people . . . I don’t know which universe you are living in . . . I am coming from the point of view of a rational human being, let alone a Muslim.
“They are invaders, nobody invited them, they came by force and the people will kick them by force . . . and if we live long enough, we”ll see them running out. Wait and see.”
When asked by a reporter: “For Iraqis, do you think it is okay to kill British troops?” al-Massari replied: “Indeed it is.”