Michael Enright is a a British-born actor who left Hollywood to join the Kurdish People’s Protection Units and fight ISIS in Syria.
Enright, who starred in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest,” said that after he watched the videos of one pilot being burned alive and multiple journalists being beheaded, he knew he had to do something.
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Not only did he want to help, he needed to “right a wrong,” Enright said during a recent interview. The 51-year-old left a letter for his family and friends, acknowledging that he might not see them again.
“I didn’t come here to run, I came here to fight, and if I have to die, then I die,” Enright said.
Though he only played minor roles in Hollywood, Enright still lived a comfortable life in America. He now sleeps on the floor, and he says his only goal is to kill ISIS militants.
“ISIS, they need to be wiped off completely the face of this earth,” Enright said. “They are a stain on humanity. This is a call on humanity to obliterate them.”
“For me, the biggest regret of my life was not going to Afghanistan when 9/11 happened. The beheading videos brought out the same kind of feelings in me, and a real sense that I had a duty to America. I really feel a debt to the country. You know, they welcomed me with open arms.”