Shalom Life | August 28, 2014

ISIS Terrorist Who Executed James Foley Is Also A British Rapper

London's Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary has been named the key suspect in the murder, the son of an alleged bin Laden associate

By: Daniel Koren

Published: August 26th, 2014 in News » World

ISIS Terrorist Who Executed James Foley Is Also A British Rapper

The Western world was stunned last week after the Islamic State of Iran and Syria (better known as the murderous terrorist group, ISIS) released a video onto the world that depicted American journalist James Foley's last moments, dressed in all orange, and forced to condemn America for deploying airstrikes against ISIS before being cruelly beheaded by a masked executioner who stood beside him with a knife.

It was, as many argue, a symbol of ISIS waging war against the the United States, but also, on freedom, justice, and democracy.

As the video showed, the executioner of Foley had a thick British accent, and spoke fluent English, implying that he was not an Iraqi or Syrian national. Now, as the Sunday Times reports, the man does indeed hail from the U.K., and is suspected to be London rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary.

Bary, who's father was a suspected Osama bin Laden confidant and was extradited from the U.K. to the U.S. in 2012, was identified by government sources as 'Jihadi John,' how he is referred to among ISIS fighters.

During his rap career, the 23-year-old Bary rapped under the moniker "L Jinny" or "Lyricist Jinn" and had several songs featured on BBC Radio and other popular music outlets in the U.K. His lyrics were often anti-American and anti-establishment.

“Give me the pride and the honor like my father, I swear the day they came and took my dad, I could have killed a cop or two,” he rapped. “Imagine then I was only six, picture what I’d do now with a loaded stick. Like boom bang fine, I’m wishing you were dead, violate my brothers and I’m filling you with lead.”

Like other converted ISIS members before him, Bary lived a life of privilege, growing up in what's been described as a a “£1 million home” alongside a mother and five siblings in Maida Vale west London.

UK Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond condemned the attack, and Bary, stating that ISIS is “turning a swath of Iraq and Syria into a terrorist state as a base for launching attacks on the West.”

“Sooner or later they will seek to strike us on British soil,” he added. “It is horrifying to think that the perpetrator of this heinous act could have been brought up in Britain.”

Speaking on Foley's death, Hammond noted that it “is a reminder to us all that Islamic extremism in Iraq and Syria is not only causing huge suffering in those countries but is also a barbaric ideology threatening us at home.”

Earlier this year, Bary had tweeted a photo of himself holding a severed head, accompanied by the caption "Chillin’ with my homie or what’s left of him."

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