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Father of teen killed in Syria says "please come home" to his sons

The Argus: Father of teen killed in Syria says "please come home" to his sons Father of teen killed in Syria says "please come home" to his sons

The father of a teenager killed in Syria has said he is "scared" for his two other sons and urged them to leave the war-torn country where they have gone to fight.

Abubaker Deghayes, who learned of his 18-year-old son Abdullah's death on Monday via Facebook, said his two others sons, Jafar, 16, and 20-year-old Amer have also travelled to Syria and pleaded for them to return.

Abdullah is believed to have died in Kassab, in Latakia province, earlier this month after leaving the UK in January.

He told a national newspaper: "Amer, Jafar, if you see me or this interview please, please come back home. Enough. This war has taken Abdullah already... I'd like to see you live longer."

Mr Deghayes revealed he travelled to Turkey earlier this year to meet Abdullah and Jafar in an attempt to stop them entering Syria to fight.

He said Amer had already travelled there in December, and told him he had joined the jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra.

He said "I am scared for my children. I don't want to lose them obviously. But they are becoming men now."

Speaking outside his home in Brighton on Friday, Mr Deghayes said his son had died a martyr in a battle which also saw Amer suffer a bullet wound to his stomach.

"I am sad for the loss of Abdullah but at the same time I can feel some comfort that he went for a just cause," he said. "The cause is to help those who are being bombed daily by Assad and killed by his bombings and air raids and soldiers for nothing except to ask for their freedom.

"I hope this was his intention, I hope he is rewarded and I hope he is in peace now."

Mr Deghayes insisted his three sons were not "terrorists" but had travelled to Syria to defend "those who are weak".

Abdullah, who was due to go to university in Brighton, is the nephew of Omar Deghayes, who was held by the United States as an enemy combatant at Guantanamo Bay detention camp between 2002 and 2007 after he was arrested in Pakistan.

Around 400 Britons are believed to have gone to Syria over the last two years, authorities believe, with an estimated 20 having died.

 

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10:05am Mon 21 Apr 14

hursthill says...

People like Tony Greenstein, Andy R, Jhunty, Ben Duncan are always so quick to pontificate about other matters, but are strangely quiet about the daily barbarity in Syria.
People like Tony Greenstein, Andy R, Jhunty, Ben Duncan are always so quick to pontificate about other matters, but are strangely quiet about the daily barbarity in Syria. hursthill
  • Score: 3

10:43am Mon 21 Apr 14

clubrob6 says...

I find it hard to believe a father did not give his blessings to his sons to go and fight in Syria,the youngest 16 is only a child as was his killed 18 year old.He says his family is not a threat to the UK,at what point do they become a threat when our government does something they don't agree with?.Its only my opinion but this father is covering his own back saying his sons did not go there with his blessing,if I lost a 18 yr old son I would be devastated this fater just seems proud.I agree that in Syria the dictator is evil but what are british born children doing fighting there,as that's all the 16 yr old is.
I find it hard to believe a father did not give his blessings to his sons to go and fight in Syria,the youngest 16 is only a child as was his killed 18 year old.He says his family is not a threat to the UK,at what point do they become a threat when our government does something they don't agree with?.Its only my opinion but this father is covering his own back saying his sons did not go there with his blessing,if I lost a 18 yr old son I would be devastated this fater just seems proud.I agree that in Syria the dictator is evil but what are british born children doing fighting there,as that's all the 16 yr old is. clubrob6
  • Score: 15

11:42am Mon 21 Apr 14

Terry K says...

I do hope all of this family is being carefully monitored!.
I do hope all of this family is being carefully monitored!. Terry K
  • Score: 21

12:02pm Mon 21 Apr 14

clubrob6 says...

Terry K wrote:
I do hope all of this family is being carefully monitored!.
So do I ,the trouble is this father is saying he did not give his blessings to his children going to fight basically covering himself.The youngest was a child 16,the killed one was 18.He says his children are turning into adults but the fact remains he sent his children NOT adults to fight.I really hope the politically correct system we have in the UK is ignored and the children taken away from this father so they can lead a normal and long life.
[quote][p][bold]Terry K[/bold] wrote: I do hope all of this family is being carefully monitored!.[/p][/quote]So do I ,the trouble is this father is saying he did not give his blessings to his children going to fight basically covering himself.The youngest was a child 16,the killed one was 18.He says his children are turning into adults but the fact remains he sent his children NOT adults to fight.I really hope the politically correct system we have in the UK is ignored and the children taken away from this father so they can lead a normal and long life. clubrob6
  • Score: 14

3:29pm Mon 21 Apr 14

getThisCoalitionOut says...

As they are children - who paid for their fares?

This does not seem all above board to me.
As they are children - who paid for their fares? This does not seem all above board to me. getThisCoalitionOut
  • Score: 14

3:49pm Mon 21 Apr 14

clubrob6 says...

getThisCoalitionOut wrote:
As they are children - who paid for their fares?

This does not seem all above board to me.
I agree the father is just covering himself,what father would send a 16 yr old child to fight his battles?.
[quote][p][bold]getThisCoalitionOut[/bold] wrote: As they are children - who paid for their fares? This does not seem all above board to me.[/p][/quote]I agree the father is just covering himself,what father would send a 16 yr old child to fight his battles?. clubrob6
  • Score: 11

6:31pm Mon 21 Apr 14

JHunty says...

hursthill wrote:
People like Tony Greenstein, Andy R, Jhunty, Ben Duncan are always so quick to pontificate about other matters, but are strangely quiet about the daily barbarity in Syria.
Tsk, resorting to making things up again in order to win an argument on the Internet. You believe your sky pixie has given you the right to steal someone else's country and act as if you are the injured party, I believe that's wrong.
I have said repeatedly we should intervene in Syria if only because a lack of action on our part leaves a vacuum which Islamic extremists are happy to fill. But our parliament, shamefully in my view, voted against it.
Funny how jihadis complain about western intervention in other countries but consider it their duty to interfere in other countries. Bit hypocritical if you ask me.
Any way it's the stench of hypocrisy that emanates From Israels supporters that disgusts me, a bunch of Europeans go to the Middle East and steal the indigenous populations land then criminalise them when they dare to resist. That's when they are not trying to justify their actions by claiming that a whole race of people don't exist, which is akin to a hate crime in my view. A land without people for a people without a land? One of the big lies that Israel and it's supporters spin to try and justify their grossly unjust land grab.
[quote][p][bold]hursthill[/bold] wrote: People like Tony Greenstein, Andy R, Jhunty, Ben Duncan are always so quick to pontificate about other matters, but are strangely quiet about the daily barbarity in Syria.[/p][/quote]Tsk, resorting to making things up again in order to win an argument on the Internet. You believe your sky pixie has given you the right to steal someone else's country and act as if you are the injured party, I believe that's wrong. I have said repeatedly we should intervene in Syria if only because a lack of action on our part leaves a vacuum which Islamic extremists are happy to fill. But our parliament, shamefully in my view, voted against it. Funny how jihadis complain about western intervention in other countries but consider it their duty to interfere in other countries. Bit hypocritical if you ask me. Any way it's the stench of hypocrisy that emanates From Israels supporters that disgusts me, a bunch of Europeans go to the Middle East and steal the indigenous populations land then criminalise them when they dare to resist. That's when they are not trying to justify their actions by claiming that a whole race of people don't exist, which is akin to a hate crime in my view. A land without people for a people without a land? One of the big lies that Israel and it's supporters spin to try and justify their grossly unjust land grab. JHunty
  • Score: -1

6:55pm Mon 21 Apr 14

clubrob6 says...

JHunty wrote:
hursthill wrote:
People like Tony Greenstein, Andy R, Jhunty, Ben Duncan are always so quick to pontificate about other matters, but are strangely quiet about the daily barbarity in Syria.
Tsk, resorting to making things up again in order to win an argument on the Internet. You believe your sky pixie has given you the right to steal someone else's country and act as if you are the injured party, I believe that's wrong.
I have said repeatedly we should intervene in Syria if only because a lack of action on our part leaves a vacuum which Islamic extremists are happy to fill. But our parliament, shamefully in my view, voted against it.
Funny how jihadis complain about western intervention in other countries but consider it their duty to interfere in other countries. Bit hypocritical if you ask me.
Any way it's the stench of hypocrisy that emanates From Israels supporters that disgusts me, a bunch of Europeans go to the Middle East and steal the indigenous populations land then criminalise them when they dare to resist. That's when they are not trying to justify their actions by claiming that a whole race of people don't exist, which is akin to a hate crime in my view. A land without people for a people without a land? One of the big lies that Israel and it's supporters spin to try and justify their grossly unjust land grab.
Lot of your points are true,but it was the british people that did not want to get involved with Syria.Yes its a dictatorship but removing an elected government by force is not the answer.BLAIR took us to unjustified unwinnable wars while opening our borders up to the very people he was attacking,so basically brought the problem to our door.This father obviously does not think of the UK as his country and is prepared to sacrifice his british born children.which are still children one being only 16.But the father is lapping it up on TV saying he did not give his blessing for his children to go and fight.To me he is just covering his own back and sent his own children to fight in a conflict a conflict that has nothing to do with them children that should have had a bright future in the UK,but are carrying out a act there father is too scared to do himself.
[quote][p][bold]JHunty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hursthill[/bold] wrote: People like Tony Greenstein, Andy R, Jhunty, Ben Duncan are always so quick to pontificate about other matters, but are strangely quiet about the daily barbarity in Syria.[/p][/quote]Tsk, resorting to making things up again in order to win an argument on the Internet. You believe your sky pixie has given you the right to steal someone else's country and act as if you are the injured party, I believe that's wrong. I have said repeatedly we should intervene in Syria if only because a lack of action on our part leaves a vacuum which Islamic extremists are happy to fill. But our parliament, shamefully in my view, voted against it. Funny how jihadis complain about western intervention in other countries but consider it their duty to interfere in other countries. Bit hypocritical if you ask me. Any way it's the stench of hypocrisy that emanates From Israels supporters that disgusts me, a bunch of Europeans go to the Middle East and steal the indigenous populations land then criminalise them when they dare to resist. That's when they are not trying to justify their actions by claiming that a whole race of people don't exist, which is akin to a hate crime in my view. A land without people for a people without a land? One of the big lies that Israel and it's supporters spin to try and justify their grossly unjust land grab.[/p][/quote]Lot of your points are true,but it was the british people that did not want to get involved with Syria.Yes its a dictatorship but removing an elected government by force is not the answer.BLAIR took us to unjustified unwinnable wars while opening our borders up to the very people he was attacking,so basically brought the problem to our door.This father obviously does not think of the UK as his country and is prepared to sacrifice his british born children.which are still children one being only 16.But the father is lapping it up on TV saying he did not give his blessing for his children to go and fight.To me he is just covering his own back and sent his own children to fight in a conflict a conflict that has nothing to do with them children that should have had a bright future in the UK,but are carrying out a act there father is too scared to do himself. clubrob6
  • Score: 4

7:32pm Mon 21 Apr 14

hursthill says...

JHunty wrote:
hursthill wrote:
People like Tony Greenstein, Andy R, Jhunty, Ben Duncan are always so quick to pontificate about other matters, but are strangely quiet about the daily barbarity in Syria.
Tsk, resorting to making things up again in order to win an argument on the Internet. You believe your sky pixie has given you the right to steal someone else's country and act as if you are the injured party, I believe that's wrong.
I have said repeatedly we should intervene in Syria if only because a lack of action on our part leaves a vacuum which Islamic extremists are happy to fill. But our parliament, shamefully in my view, voted against it.
Funny how jihadis complain about western intervention in other countries but consider it their duty to interfere in other countries. Bit hypocritical if you ask me.
Any way it's the stench of hypocrisy that emanates From Israels supporters that disgusts me, a bunch of Europeans go to the Middle East and steal the indigenous populations land then criminalise them when they dare to resist. That's when they are not trying to justify their actions by claiming that a whole race of people don't exist, which is akin to a hate crime in my view. A land without people for a people without a land? One of the big lies that Israel and it's supporters spin to try and justify their grossly unjust land grab.
Poor jhunty ! So full of hate, malice & prejudice. It isn't going to hurt Israel, but his hate will eat him up & destroy him
The article is nothing to do with Israel, it is about a brutal Dictator who has killed 150,000 of his own people . My heart goes out to the Father who has lost his son. Israel does provide medical assistance to all Syrians injured in the conflict.
And to correct jhunty's lies, most Israelis were either born in Israel or refugees from Arab countries.
Christians, Jews & Muslims live together in peace, serving in the same democratic parliament, playing in the same football teams, working in hte same offices & factories, Christians, Jews & Muslims make up the indigenous population.
But we know jhunty & his ilk, supporting the March for England, & wanting to kick out any immigrant to our country because they are not indigineous, but a bunch of land grabbers believing in a different sky pixie.
[quote][p][bold]JHunty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hursthill[/bold] wrote: People like Tony Greenstein, Andy R, Jhunty, Ben Duncan are always so quick to pontificate about other matters, but are strangely quiet about the daily barbarity in Syria.[/p][/quote]Tsk, resorting to making things up again in order to win an argument on the Internet. You believe your sky pixie has given you the right to steal someone else's country and act as if you are the injured party, I believe that's wrong. I have said repeatedly we should intervene in Syria if only because a lack of action on our part leaves a vacuum which Islamic extremists are happy to fill. But our parliament, shamefully in my view, voted against it. Funny how jihadis complain about western intervention in other countries but consider it their duty to interfere in other countries. Bit hypocritical if you ask me. Any way it's the stench of hypocrisy that emanates From Israels supporters that disgusts me, a bunch of Europeans go to the Middle East and steal the indigenous populations land then criminalise them when they dare to resist. That's when they are not trying to justify their actions by claiming that a whole race of people don't exist, which is akin to a hate crime in my view. A land without people for a people without a land? One of the big lies that Israel and it's supporters spin to try and justify their grossly unjust land grab.[/p][/quote]Poor jhunty ! So full of hate, malice & prejudice. It isn't going to hurt Israel, but his hate will eat him up & destroy him The article is nothing to do with Israel, it is about a brutal Dictator who has killed 150,000 of his own people . My heart goes out to the Father who has lost his son. Israel does provide medical assistance to all Syrians injured in the conflict. And to correct jhunty's lies, most Israelis were either born in Israel or refugees from Arab countries. Christians, Jews & Muslims live together in peace, serving in the same democratic parliament, playing in the same football teams, working in hte same offices & factories, Christians, Jews & Muslims make up the indigenous population. But we know jhunty & his ilk, supporting the March for England, & wanting to kick out any immigrant to our country because they are not indigineous, but a bunch of land grabbers believing in a different sky pixie. hursthill
  • Score: -1

7:46pm Mon 21 Apr 14

clubrob6 says...

hursthill wrote:
JHunty wrote:
hursthill wrote:
People like Tony Greenstein, Andy R, Jhunty, Ben Duncan are always so quick to pontificate about other matters, but are strangely quiet about the daily barbarity in Syria.
Tsk, resorting to making things up again in order to win an argument on the Internet. You believe your sky pixie has given you the right to steal someone else's country and act as if you are the injured party, I believe that's wrong.
I have said repeatedly we should intervene in Syria if only because a lack of action on our part leaves a vacuum which Islamic extremists are happy to fill. But our parliament, shamefully in my view, voted against it.
Funny how jihadis complain about western intervention in other countries but consider it their duty to interfere in other countries. Bit hypocritical if you ask me.
Any way it's the stench of hypocrisy that emanates From Israels supporters that disgusts me, a bunch of Europeans go to the Middle East and steal the indigenous populations land then criminalise them when they dare to resist. That's when they are not trying to justify their actions by claiming that a whole race of people don't exist, which is akin to a hate crime in my view. A land without people for a people without a land? One of the big lies that Israel and it's supporters spin to try and justify their grossly unjust land grab.
Poor jhunty ! So full of hate, malice & prejudice. It isn't going to hurt Israel, but his hate will eat him up & destroy him
The article is nothing to do with Israel, it is about a brutal Dictator who has killed 150,000 of his own people . My heart goes out to the Father who has lost his son. Israel does provide medical assistance to all Syrians injured in the conflict.
And to correct jhunty's lies, most Israelis were either born in Israel or refugees from Arab countries.
Christians, Jews & Muslims live together in peace, serving in the same democratic parliament, playing in the same football teams, working in hte same offices & factories, Christians, Jews & Muslims make up the indigenous population.
But we know jhunty & his ilk, supporting the March for England, & wanting to kick out any immigrant to our country because they are not indigineous, but a bunch of land grabbers believing in a different sky pixie.
True this article has nothing to do with ISRAEL just like Syria has nothing to do with these british born children there father is prepared to sacrifice.I fear for the rest of this mans children.His children should be looking forward to a bright future in a country they feel safe in not fighting.
[quote][p][bold]hursthill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JHunty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]hursthill[/bold] wrote: People like Tony Greenstein, Andy R, Jhunty, Ben Duncan are always so quick to pontificate about other matters, but are strangely quiet about the daily barbarity in Syria.[/p][/quote]Tsk, resorting to making things up again in order to win an argument on the Internet. You believe your sky pixie has given you the right to steal someone else's country and act as if you are the injured party, I believe that's wrong. I have said repeatedly we should intervene in Syria if only because a lack of action on our part leaves a vacuum which Islamic extremists are happy to fill. But our parliament, shamefully in my view, voted against it. Funny how jihadis complain about western intervention in other countries but consider it their duty to interfere in other countries. Bit hypocritical if you ask me. Any way it's the stench of hypocrisy that emanates From Israels supporters that disgusts me, a bunch of Europeans go to the Middle East and steal the indigenous populations land then criminalise them when they dare to resist. That's when they are not trying to justify their actions by claiming that a whole race of people don't exist, which is akin to a hate crime in my view. A land without people for a people without a land? One of the big lies that Israel and it's supporters spin to try and justify their grossly unjust land grab.[/p][/quote]Poor jhunty ! So full of hate, malice & prejudice. It isn't going to hurt Israel, but his hate will eat him up & destroy him The article is nothing to do with Israel, it is about a brutal Dictator who has killed 150,000 of his own people . My heart goes out to the Father who has lost his son. Israel does provide medical assistance to all Syrians injured in the conflict. And to correct jhunty's lies, most Israelis were either born in Israel or refugees from Arab countries. Christians, Jews & Muslims live together in peace, serving in the same democratic parliament, playing in the same football teams, working in hte same offices & factories, Christians, Jews & Muslims make up the indigenous population. But we know jhunty & his ilk, supporting the March for England, & wanting to kick out any immigrant to our country because they are not indigineous, but a bunch of land grabbers believing in a different sky pixie.[/p][/quote]True this article has nothing to do with ISRAEL just like Syria has nothing to do with these british born children there father is prepared to sacrifice.I fear for the rest of this mans children.His children should be looking forward to a bright future in a country they feel safe in not fighting. clubrob6
  • Score: 3

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