Are the British authorities doing anything to investigate where young Muslims like Ismail Jabbar learned their understanding of Islam, and are they calling upon the Muslims in that mosque or community to teach against the idea that jihad has anything to do with violence against Infidels?
I know, I know. Stop laughing.
“British Muslim unmasked as a terrorist fighting in Syria,” by Oliver Duggan, the Telegraph, June 1, 2014:
A young Muslim from London has boasted of becoming the “British Bin Laden” after being unmasked as the leader of a fanatical terrorist group in Syria.
Ismail Jabbar, 22, was yesterday revealed as a fighter with the extremist cell ‘Unit Bin Laden’ in Aleppo, where he brags about killing non-Muslims and incites other Briton’s [sic] to join his jihad.
He is believed to have lived with his parents in Hayes, Middlesex, until nine months ago, when he was able to travel to Syria under the guise of working for an aid convoy.
Operating under a pseudonym, Mr Jabbar now regularly encourages British Muslim to travel to Syria or replicate the brutal ‘lone wolf’ attack carried out on Drummer Lee Rigby last year.
In online activity this month, he has offered advice for British extremists wanting to fight in Syria, incited fellow Muslims to “rob the enemies of allah and kill them” and bragged of links with Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Graphic photographs of mutilated body parts and candid pictures of corpses in military uniform were also found on a Twitter account linked to the self-styled terrorist.
The account was deleted yesterday but in a final act of defiance he posted a link to a newspaper article with the headline “The British Bin Laden” alongside the phrase “lol”, meaning laugh out loud.
According to The Mail on Sunday, the man’s parents, Atik and Shakila Jabbar, both 45, were horrified when they learnt of their sons activities and have pleaded with him to return.
Mr Jabbar Snr, an IT professional linked to the Islamia Islamic Centre in Middlesex, declined to comment yesterday, adding: “I don’t want anymore stress than we already have.”