Grandfather Confirms ‘Jihadi John Junior’ in New ISIS Execution Footage

Tue Jan 5, 2016 09:29:35

“It’s definitely him”, Grandfather confirms ‘Jihadi John Junior’ filmed in new ISIS execution video ISIS six-year-old son of British female extremist who fled Lewisham for Syria.

The child soldier who has threatened the UK with new atrocities in a chilling ISIS execution video is the son of a notorious jihadi bride from London, according to her own father.

The young boy, dressed in military fatigues and a black bandanna bearing the white mark of ISIS, declares that “We will kill kuffar [non believers]” in depraved new footage which sees five shackled men in orange jumpsuits brutally murdered by a masked executioner.

The six-year-old boy’s own grandfather has now confirmed he is the son of Grace ‘Khadijah’ Dare, who grew up in Lewisham, south London, to Nigerian Christian parents and converted to Islam as a teenager.

Her father Henry Dare, also known as Sunday, has said that his grandson is ‘definitely’ the boy in the ISIS video.

The child soldier who has threatened the UK with new atrocities in a chilling ISIS execution video is believed to be the son of notorious Jihadi bride Grace 'Khadijah' Dare

Mr. Dare, a minicab driver, told the Telegraph: “I was surprised when I saw the picture. It’s definitely him. Of course I’m worried but there’s nothing I can do now.

In 2014, Dare posted a shocking photograph to her Twitter account of her then four-year-old son Isa, meaning 'Jesus', holding an AK-47 rifle. He bears a remarkable similarity to the child in the latest propaganda video

“I’m not angry - I would never have expected it. I just hope someone is trying to bring them back.”

Another picture of a youngster posing with a toy gun in front of an ISIS flag in 2014 and thought to be Dare's son, also bears a similarity to the child. It was tweeted by Londoner Umm Khattab, the teenaged widow of an ISIS fighter with the caption: 'Next generation, Bi'ithnillah (God willing)'

In an interview with Channel 4 news, Mr. Dare, who is also known as Sunday, begged his daughter to return to Britain. He said: “She should come back and face the music. Because, she has let herself down.”

Her father Henry Dare told Channel 4 News that his grandson is 'definitely' the boy in the sick ISIS video. Mr Dare, who is also known as Sunday, has begged his daughter to return to Britain

When asked about his grandson Isa, Mr. Dare said: “He doesn’t know anything. He’s a small boy. They are just using him as a shield.” Mr. Dare revealed that he had not spoken to his daughter for “weeks.”

“When she calls me I keep on ignoring her calls because she has brought shame to my family and to herself,” Mr. Dare told Channel 4 News.

In 2014, Khadijah Dare, one of her many post-conversion pseudonyms, posted a shocking photograph to her Twitter account of her then four-year-old son Isa, meaning “Jesus,” smiling as he aims an AK-47 rifle.

Dare is married to a Swedish terrorist fighter called Abu Bakr, and is reported to be a convert who previously attended a mosque in South London. The couple are pictured with their child in a Channel 4 report in 2013

She is married to a Swedish fighter called Abu Bakr, and is a convert who previously attended a mosque in South London.

In the same footage she urges other Muslims to 'stop being so selfish...focusing on your families or studies' and implores them to join her in Syria and join the holy war

Isa also has at least one younger sibling, a boy who would now be between two and three years old, who his mother has referred to as a “mini mujahid,” or holy warrior.

A strikingly similar appearance between Isa and the young boy in the video sparked speculation earlier today. Many pointed to a distinctive facial mole and said both had the same shaped eyes.

The footage shows Dare and another veiled woman going about daily life in Syria. She told reporters she can use a Kalashnikov and would like to fight, but has had to settle for the life of a jihadi's wife

Dare is believed to have been radicalized online before she started attending the Lewisham Islamic Centre, where Drummer Lee Rigby’s murderers are said to have worshipped, although the mosque denies they were part of the congregation.

Prime Minister David Cameron has described the video as “desperate stuff” from a group that is “losing territory” and “increasingly losing anybody’s sympathy.”

Young children have appeared in many ISIS propaganda videos, including material which shows groups of children being trained with guns.

In one infamous image, a child was pictured holding a severed head, while another photograph that circulated online showed a young child being encouraged to kick a severed head.

Two years ago, Dare swapped her 'comfortable life' in Britain, where she was known for her dimples and her love of her mother's home cooking, for the horror of Syria, where she has joined the terror group ISIS

More than 30 UK children had been made the subject of family court orders over radicalization fears, Scotland Yard said in August. At that time, judges had considered cases involving 12 different families.

After appearing in an ISIS recruitment video calling on British Muslims to “stop being selfish” and give up their families and studies to join the front line in the Middle East, Dare - a pseudonym - is said to be top of MI6’s list.

In the latest sick video, the five captives were forced to confess to their crimes - most probably under duress - before they were paraded to a remote desert location and ordered to kneel.

A terrorist speaking with an English accent yelled “Allahu Akbar” before he and four other fanatics shot the men from point blank range.

The terror group's captives (pictured), dressed in orange jumpsuits, were filmed 'confessing' in Arabic to spying for British security service

Speculation mounted today that the gunman could be Siddhartha Dhar, a British terrorist who fled to join the terror group in Syria while on police bail for encouraging terrorism in 2014.

His sister, Konika Dhar, admitted the voice sounded “a bit like” her brother, but did not believe it was him. She added she would “kill him myself” if his identity was confirmed.

The video ended with a trailer for another execution in which Isa warned Britain of coming atrocities.

It raised fears that he may have been made to execute someone on camera.

Before killing the prisoners in cold blood, the British terrorist said: “This is a message to David Cameron, slave of the White House, mule of the Jews.”

He called the Prime Minister an “imbecile” and warned “your children will pay” for British airstrikes on ISIS targets in Syria.

He added: “How strange it is that we find ourselves today hearing an insignificant leader like you challenge the might of the ISIS. How strange it is that the leader of a small island threatens us with a handful of planes. One would have thought you would have learned the lessons of your pathetic master in Washington and his failed campaign against ISIS. It seems that you, just like your predecessors [Tony] Blair and [Gordon] Brown, are just as arrogant and foolish. David, only a fool would wage war against a land where the law of Allah reigns supreme and where the people live under the justice and security of the Sharia. As for those of you who wish to continue fighting under the banner of Cameron on the minimum wage, we say to you, to ask yourself, do you really think your government will care about you when you come into our hands? Or will they abandon you, as they have abandoned these spies, and those who came before them.”

The latest video has been hailed by military experts as a desperate move by ISIS to divert attention away from military failures in Iraq, since the terror group lost control of its stronghold of Ramadi.

Reacting to the video, Labour MP Sadiq Khan wrote on Twitter: “The evil and disgusting ISIS propaganda video shows why we need to do much more to tackle radicalization in Britain.”

A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are aware of the video and are examining its content,” Daily Mail reported.