“British Isis suicide bomber in Ramadi offensive revealed as Fatlum Shalaku, the fifth former pupil of the same school to die,” by Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith, Independent, May 24, 2015:
A British Isis fighter who blew himself up as part of a militant onslaught on the Iraqi city of Ramadi has been revealed to be Fatlum Shalaku, a 20-year-old body builder and former student.
ITV News revealed that Shalaku, who had chosen to go by the name of Abu Musa al-Britani, was one of six suicide bombers fighting with Isis as it pushed into the Iraqi city this month. His older brother, Flamur, 23, was reportedly killed while fighting on the frontline in March.
Shalaku is the fifth former pupil from the Holland Park School to have died in jihad, according to The Sunday Times, following the death of his brother and of Mohamed Nasser, 21, who reportedly died during fighting last year. Mohamed el-Araj, 23, from Ladbroke Grove, reportedly died in 2013, and Nassim Terrri [sic], 25, was killed on a mountainside in March 2012.
A former school friend of Fatlum, who chose to remain anonymous, told ITV news that the student had enjoyed posting photos of his “honed physic” on Facebook and described him as an “extremely friendly, approachable” and “popular” person.
The former school friend said Fatlum’s transition into holding extremist Islamic views was “gradual,” which made the news about his traveling to join Isis more surprising, but his older brother Flamur showed an “almost overnight transformation”.
“[Flamur] was someone you would see drinking, socialising, beardless and popular with ladies – overnight he has a grim expression on his face, his demeanour changes.
“With Fatlum it was more gradual,” they said.
Last year two more former Holland Park School pupils were arrested under terror laws and accused of funding jihadi fighters in Syria….