When Nabeel Al-Jaourah shot at a group of tourists last September and killed a British man, he was questioned and the main reason given for his action was his desire to avenge his brother’s death who was killed in an Israeli air strike years ago. And although he pleaded innocent (I don’t know how one does that) the latest explanation seems to be much broader, incoherent and a tad cliche.
These are some of things he said in court recently:
“Allah blessed me when I killed a British man and hurt others, because they are fighting the Prophet and his soldiers since the Balfour Declaration,”…
“The British people Ã¢?Â¦ insulted the honorable Quran and women who wear the head cover.” [source]
The prosecution is calling this a confession.
The Telegraph said something I found to be interesting:
Like the self-confessed killer of Mr Stokes, large numbers of Jordanians are ethnic Palestinians who resent Western policy in the region of which Jordan is a key part.
I think there’s something wrong with the wording because I had to read that sentence a few times as it gave me the impression that they were implying all Jordanians of Palestinian origin who disagree with policy are inclined to become killers.