In colonial days, Britons traveled overseas to spread British values. Now, they’re still doing that. It is British values that have changed. “British jihadi ‘dies setting off suicide car bomb at police gathering in Iraq killing dozens of people,'” by Lucy Crossley, Daily Mail, December 8, 2014:
A British jihadi has died after setting off a suicide bomb in Iraq killing ‘dozens’ of people, according to pro-Islamic State reports.
The bomber, named as Abu Abdullah al-Britani, was said to have caused the blast near the city of Samarra, around 78 miles north of the country’s capital Baghdad.
He reportedly detonated a bomb in a car, targeting a group of police officers in the city’s Al Mu’tasim district.
Samarra, which was once the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate was named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, has been the scene of fierce fighting in recent days between Iraqi Security Forces and ISIS supporters. Militant bases nearby were the focus of US air strikes on Friday.
However, pro-ISIS sources were claiming that the part of the city where the bombing is said to have taken place was now under the control of the Islamic militants.
Reports of the blast, and of the district being under ISIS control have not been verified.
The ISIS-linked Al-Battar Media Foundation tweeted: ‘Dozens of apostates killed in the operation of Abu Abdullah al-Britani in al-Mu’tasim area near #Samarra#IS #ISIS.’
Other reports said that the source of the blast had been a car bomb and the targets had been police officers….