Is it the rapper, the hacker or the terror travel guide writer? Is one of these British extremists Jihadi John? Three potential Islamic State ‘Beatles’ emerge as MI5 ‘zeroes in’ on murderer who beheaded U.S. journalist James Foley.
Three British men who have been waging jihad in the Middle East alongside the Islamic State (ISIS) have emerged as the potential identities for the masked extremist who killed James Foley in a brutal propaganda video.
The men, all in their early twenties, are thought to be in the IS capital of Raqqa, Syria. They were narrowed down as the main suspects as security sources say MI5 are getting closer to discovering who the executioner, known only as ‘John’, could be.
The fighter, who spoke with a British accent, butchered Mr Foley, an American journalist, in front of cameras, claiming it was retaliation for U.S. air strikes on the Islamic State formerly known as ISIS.advertisement - story continues below
A French prisoner who was recently released and held captive by ‘John’ says he was part of a group of British jihadists who call themselves ‘The Beatles’.
Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, 23, a former rapper from London, Abu Hussain Al-Britani, 20, a computer hacker from Birmingham, and Abu Abdullah al-Britani, in his 20’s, from Portsmouth, have been mooted as identities for ‘John’.
Which one do you think it is… look at the eyes!
Intelligence agencies hunting for the identity of the jihadist who murdered journalist John Foley have suggested Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a 23-year-old former rapper from London.
Abu Abdullah al-Britani, pictured, a Briton in his early 20’s from Portsmouth, is another possible identity for ‘John’. He was jailed in 2012 for stealing personal information from former Prime Minister Tony Blair.
The Sun has reported that the man in this image is Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary. His identity cannot be independently verified.
Abu Hussain al-Britani, 20, whose real name is Junaid Hussain, was jailed for stealing personal information from Tony Blair. He left Birmingham for Syria and is reportedly launching cyber attacks on the West.
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