As an example, Bilal Abdullah was one of two terrorists behind the 2007 Glasgow airport attack in the UK and is currently serving a life sentence with a minimum of 32 years in the UK.
During his own testimony during trial, Bilal said his motivation was the destruction of Iraq, first through sanctions that included even medicine, the rise of childhood leukaemia which he blamed on depleted uranium armour-piercing shells used in the 1991 Gulf War and for destruction of infrastructure during the U.S. and British 2003 invasion of Iraq.
In his words, Abdullah blamed the US and its allies for the deteriorating situation:
"We understood the Americans were here for one reason - they were not liberators. We saw them in 1991, they were here for petrol and gas and we were happy. Take the petrol, fix the country, the price is worth it.
But the Americans didn't do that. They destroyed the infrastructure again."
These events, coupled with personal calamities such as his sister's nervous breakdown brought him to a turning point. Seemingly overcome by personal guilt and his powerlessness on a hospital ward, he decided to support the insurgency:
"My political views changed dramatically towards the [British] government. They shared in murdering my people. It was the British government and American government. Without Blair, Bush couldn't have invaded Iraq."
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