July 13, 2015
(ANTIMEDIA) British actor Michael Enright has decided to walk away from a career in film to tackle a more daunting challenge than any movie role could ever offer. The 51-year-old, who once performed along side Johnny Depp in the multimillion dollar earning “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” has landed in Syria to battle the Islamic State (ISIS).
According to Enright, he took up arms with the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Syria four months ago.
The now-former actor says that he personally believes it is “vital” for the British government to join the fight against ISIS.
After being asked if he thought the U.K. should provide ground troops in Syria, the Manchester native responded by saying, “Personally yes, because it would end this fight much quicker. We just need Brits who have some grit and are ready to go.”
Enright describes his environment and the brutality surrounding him in startling detail by saying, “I come across dead Isis all the time. Nine times out of 10 we don’t bury them. We don’t cut their heads off like they do us. We just leave them where they fall. Sometimes they’re beheaded because they get eaten by dogs.”
Jordan Matson, a former U.S. soldier who is also fighting along side the YPG, has stated that Enright is “mentally unstable” and has accused him of trying to sell his story to the media. He also suggested that the actor was possibly on the ground to write a movie script.
Matson added that Enright has been kicked out of four separate combat units while in Syria and has twice been asked to leave the YPG. The American soldier also declared that the “Old Days” actor has had his AK-47 disabled by his own side for safety reasons.
Enright described the American’s assertions as “baloney.”
“I’ve not been asked to leave by four generals, I’ve not put a gun in my mouth or wanted to kill myself, I’ve not been threatened in any way by the Kurds,” the actor responded.
“This is about the evil that is called ISIS and exterminating it from the face of the earth…This is the most important thing I’ve ever done with my life. I made a commitment to stay here until we’ve beaten Isis and that’s what I intend to do,” Enright said.
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