because our current and prior governments have all been alligned to the saudi and therefore sunni agenda in mid east, so despite the fact that much of our funding to pakistan, somalia and or arms to saudi ends up in islamist hands, we have to ignore this reality ( and indeed saudis war crimes in Yemen) with the level of stupidity that our governments have shown over the last few decaeds rather than admit our mistakes. this may all change however if the rump administration decides to reverse policy in mid east and the sheep minded opportunist Ms May follows suit
Don't ever expect foreign policy to be logical, sane, or in our best interests. I've given up with that.
For the first three years of the conflict Britain was openly funding, training and arming ISIS. Today the British government has withdrawn its support for that group. It only arms Alqaeda and the FSA....terrorists arming terrorists....you want terrorists to help fight against terrorism? doesn't make sense, no?