I guess the notorious ‘Jihadi John’ has been replaced by ‘Jihadi Jean,’ a French ISIS member, who reads off the list of charges before a young boy comes over and shoots the man point blank in the head.
AFP (h/t Maria J) The Islamic State released a video Tuesday purporting to show a young boy executing an Israeli Arab who it claimed infiltrated the group in Syria to spy for the Jewish state. In the video, a youth identifying himself as Mohammed Said Ismail Musallam recounts how he was recruited by Israeli intelligence.
Dressed in the familiar orange jumpsuit, 19-year-old Musallam is shown kneeling in front of the boy, who appears to be no more than 12 years old, and a man standing at his side. The man, speaking in French, issues threats against Jews in France, before the boy walks around in front of the hostage and then shoots him in the forehead using a pistol.
The boy, who shouts “Allahu Akbar” then shoots the man four more times as he lies on the ground.
In February, Musallam’s father denied in comments to AFP the ISIS claim that his son was an Israeli agent. “My son is innocent; ISIS accused him of working for Mossad because he tried to run away,” Said Musallam said, claiming that his son had travelled to Syria to join the jihadists.
Following release of the video Tuesday, Musallam said he did “not know anything”. “He is absolutely not religious,” Musallam said earlier, adding that perhaps his son had been recruited through the Internet. Musallam said his son, an Israeli citizen, abandoned his national service in the fire department to join ISIS.
In the video below, Mohammed Said Ismail Musallam, explains how he was, in fact, recruited and trained by the Israelis to be a spy, after which he was sent to Syria to gather information about ISIS and on any Palestinians there. He says his family not only approved of his career choice, but encouraged him because of the high rate of pay he would receive.