I realise that my puzzlement may well be down to my failure to understanding, but I have for many years wrestled with the apparent contradiction between the Old Testament's 'eye for an eye' and the exhortation in the New Testament to turn the other cheek. I do tend towards the New Testament idea rather than the Old. For instance, I find myself unable to agree with capital punishment, although that might be more because I accept the possibility of miscarriages of justice. And anyway, are there really people who are so completely evil that they are incapable of ever repenting?
Yet I could not help but, not rejoice, but feel relief when I heard of the death of Mohammed Emwazi, dubbed Jihadi John by the media.
And now it seems that there is a 'new' Jihadi John.
There will, I fear, be many more deaths before this evil that is known as ISIL is purged from the world.