The Guardian newspaper
is wondering if the death-by-drone attack of Sally Jones is legally justified. The woman known as the White Widow was an Isis member who, it is believed, was killed by a Predator missile drone strike in Syria. A former punk rocker from Kent, she helped to recruit hundreds of women to fight jihad. It is impossible to say how many deaths Jones caused, or the depth of the wretchedness she wreaked on the world. Last year, she issued a series of specific terrorist threats, including calling on Muslim women to launch terrorist attacks in London, Glasgow and Wales during Ramadan. If she is dead, then I am glad of it. Legally or otherwise. She didn’t care about the legal rights of all the innocents who died because of her actions, so why should we care about hers?