RAQQA – Manchester-born Hollywood actor Michael Enright, who joined the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) to fight the Islamic State (IS) in January 2015, sent a video message after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday night, which left at least 22 people dead and 59 people injured.
In the video message, published by media outlet ANF, Enright said the action was pure evilness, calling for support against IS in the Raqqa operation and that he would remember Manchester when facing IS as he is part of the US-backed operation to push out the Jihadists from the Syrian city.
“My name is Michael Enright. I’m from Manchester in England. I’m a YPG fighter. It’s the morning of 23rd of May. We just found out about the terrorist attack in my hometown, which brought up a lot of emotions. I mean I’m used to a lot of death and a lot of terrorist attacks, but obviously it has a different connotation when it’s my hometown. The overwhelming part is just the heartbreak for kids! People just having a night out, watching Ariana Grande, you know, going out for fun, to enjoy themselves with their friends and their families, and then to be mowed down – for what? For evilness, just pure evilness. But to the people of Manchester, and England and everywhere – get behind us. We’re with you, we love you. And help us. We’re taking it home. We’re taking it to them. When I go to Raqqa, I’m giving them no quarter. I will expect not that much mercy from them, and I will give them not that much mercy. That much I can promise you. I will remember Manchester.”