New Islamic State video seems to show a ‘British boy executing a prisoner’.
Just in case anybody needs reminding that Jihadist Islamism is a more pressing problem than the Burkini ban.
A new video from the so-called Islamic State (IS) shows a child – purportedly British – appearing to execute a prisoner.
Five boys stand in front of five men in orange jumpsuits in the video. The boy captioned as Abu Abdullah al-Britani (the Briton) is white.
A child captioned Abu al-Bara al-Tunisi (the Tunisian) addresses the men – apparently Kurdish fighters – promising more violence, according to the BBC.
The other children are said to be Abu Ishaq al-Masri (the Egyptian), Abu Fu’ad al-Kurdi (the Kurd) and Yusuf al-Uzbaki (the Uzbek).
The identity of the child said to be British has not been verified.
Children have featured prominently in IS propaganda. In February, IS released a video purportedly showing a young British boy – thought to be four-year-old Isa Dare – blowing up a car and killing three prisoners inside.
He is the the son of Muslim extremist Grace “Khadija” Dare from Lewisham, south-east London, who travelled to Syria in 2012.
The Kurdish News Agency Rudaw reports,
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—The five Kurdish captives executed by Islamic State child soldiers were from Rojava, northern Syria, an official has confirmed.
ISIS released a video on Friday showing the execution by gunshot of five Kurds by five children soldiers dressed in military fatigues in Raqqa.
Saeed Mamuzini, media officer for the Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP) in Mosul province, told Rudaw that the five Kurdish captives were from Rojava.
In the video, a total of 15 captives were executed in three separate scenes. Five were shot by the child soldiers, another five were shot by adult militants, and the final five were beheaded by adult militants. The identities of the other ten executed are not known.
The children appear to be of five different nationalities: British, Kurdish, Tunisian, Egyptian, and Uzbekistani.
The Kurdish captives were reportedly killed in retaliation for recent Kurdish advances in Syria.
This is not the first time ISIS released such videos of the killing of captives. They routinely release videos of executions for propaganda purposes.
ISIS is training child soldiers in their special military camps for children.
The Independent adds,
The video states he is Abu Abdullah al-Britani, a nickname used by several other British jihadis in the Middle East in the past.
A young boy thought to be British has been seen taking part in the latest execution video released by Isis.
In the video, the boy, who appears to be aged between 10 and 12, shoots an adult prisoner kneeling in front of him alongside four other youngsters doing the same.
While his identity was not known, the propaganda video states his name to be Abu Abdullah al-Britani, a war name used to signify British jihadis.
The video shows the five boys standing behind a different orange-jumpsuit-wearing prisoner. The children are armed with pistols and clothed in military gear and bandanas.
As the age of criminality in the UK is 10, if the boy is British and is brought back to the UK, he could face murder charges.
Last July, 25-year-old Assad Uzzman from Portsmouth was killed in Syria using the name al-Britani.
A horrifying Islamic State video has been released showing a ‘British’ child with four other boys executing hostages.
The brutal footage shows the five children dressed in desert camouflage raising guns to the sky as they stand behind a row of kneeling captives.
One of the boy’s makes a statement in Arabic before they each kill the men in front of them.