Former Rapper Suspected of Being ISIS Miltant In Foley Execution Video
A former London area rapper known as L Jinny has become one of the lead suspects in the gruesome beheading of American journailist James Foley. Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary was a middle of the road hip hop artist from Great Britain, who had a few songs even played on BBC 1, before leaving it all behind last year (including his parent’s million dollar London home) to join the fight in Syria. ISIS jihadists have taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq leaving behind a trail of murder and destruction over the past several months.
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From The Montgomery Advisor
British intelligence is using voice recognition technology to identify the man in the video who stood over Foley and spoke in a distinct London accent, Peter Westmacott, the British ambassador to Washington, told CNN. Westmacott said the suspected British national and other Westerners fighting with the Islamic State militant group represent a growing danger if such jihadists return from the front and engage in terrorism.
Bary’s father has quite the checkered past as well, as he reportedly served under Osama Bin Landen and was extradited to the US in 2012 for his alleged involvement in the 1998 bombings of the US Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.
Freelance journalist James Foley was captured in 2011 by loyalists to then Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and was jailed for 44 days. He was later freed and then returned home to the US. He would then take work with GlobalPost, only to head back to the Middle East where he was once again captured in 2012 near the Turkish border. His whereabouts were mainly unknown until the awful video surfaced on August 19, 2014.