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Abu Rumaysah

Sources in London revealed the identity of the “murderer” who appeared in the latest ISIS video which showed him killing 5 people accused by the organisation of spying for Britain. He spoke with a British accent and threatened the United Kingdom with terrorist attacks. Sources say that the British man named Siddhartha Dhar (Abu Rumaysah) was formerly a Hindu and then converted to Islam several years ago. The sources added that Abu Rumaysah was a leader of the Al-Muhajiroun organisation which was founded by Omar Bakri Muhammad, a Syrian who is currently being held at Rumiyyah prison in south Lebanon.

Al-Muhajiroun sources told Asharq Al-Awsat yesterday that Abu Rumaysah is considered one of the converts to Islam in the group, and that their number exceeds 20. The most prominent of these converts is Abu Izz Al-Din who is of Jamaican origin.

Scotland Yard police had arrested Abu Rumaysah on charges of incitement but after his release on bail in 2014, he fled to Syria. He joined ISIS in the city of Al-Raqqah and appeared in a video carrying his newborn baby, his fourth son, with one hand and a rifle with the other.

The sister of Abu Rumaysah Konika Dhar acknowledged that the voice of the “murderer” in the latest video resembles her brother’s voice but said that she could not say for sure. She vowed to kill him herself if it is proven that he is the perpetrator and the British authorities have not yet made an official comment with regards to this.