The spokesman for ISIS who brazenly declared that jihadists would ‘raise the flag of Allah in the White House’ has been killed by a Syrian airstrike, according to a message posted on social media. A pro-Isis Twitter account said of the gun-toting PR representative: ‘This brother Abu Moussa was martyred during missile clashes at the Taqba airbase.’ His death has not yet been officially confirmed.
UK Daily Mail Mosa recently granted a journalist access to Isis fighters and even took him to the frontline in Syria, where he astonishingly broke off an interview to take pot shots at government soldiers.
In a video for Vice magazine, he said: ‘I say to America that the Islamic Caliphate has been established and we will not stop. Don’t be cowards and attack us with drones. ‘Instead send your soldiers, the ones we humiliated in Iraq. We will humiliate them everywhere, God willing. And we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House.’
The news follows the revelation that at least one in four of the estimated 2,000 foreigners fighting for ISIS in Syria and Iraq is British – and half of those are already back in the UK. Serious questions have been raised as to whether enough is being done to stem the flow of fighters after the Government revealed it has only seized 23 passports this year to prevent them travelling to the war zone.
The Government says there are around 500 British among the fighters while a further 250 are thought to have already returned to the UK where the police and security services are attempting to watch them.
That means there are now almost three times as many British Muslims fighting for Islamic State than there are serving in the UK military, an MP has claimed. The murder of James Foley apparently by ‘John’ – one of a gang of British jihadis known as ‘The Beatles’ – has raised fears the killing fields of Syria and Iraq are dominated by extremist Britons.