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Killing the Enemy

Holland is part of an international coalition against ISIS. “By killing a member of (ISIS) I have probably saved dozens of lives,” said Jitse Akse. And yet Dutch authorities have arrested a man reporters identified as Akse, 47, who allegedly joined Kurdish fighters to battle ISIS. “Dutch law — apart from in exceptional circumstances like self-defence — does not give citizens the right to use force and particularly not deadly force,” prosecutors said. The man was released, but his passport was taken and he could be charged with murder. (AC/AFP) ...Because the difference between war and murder is whether your government told you to do it.
Original Publication Date: 31 January 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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