In a new video, right after threatening the UK and insulting PM David Cameron, ISIS executes five alleged British spies by lining up the men in orange jumpsuits and then shooting each one in the back of the head.
In the video, which may have been released by their Raqqa-based media arm, a masked gunman speaking with a British accent ridicules Prime Minister David Cameron by calling him an “imbecile” and a “slave of the White House.”
Officials are examining the video to determine its authenticity. The masked man states, “only an imbecile would dare to anger a people who love death the way that you love your life.” He continues on to address the British people and government, telling them the Islamic State is here to stay and will one day invade their land, ruling with the Sharia.
In the 10-minute video clip*, the five men appear to confess to the allegations brought on by the Islamic State. It ends with the masked man threatening the UK and the men being allegedly shot in the back of the head with a handgun.
Experts believe the video was released in a desperate attempt on the part of ISIS to remove the attention from the major territorial losses recently suffered in Iraq and Syria. In an interview by the Independent, Shashank Joshi, Senior Research Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, said the execution most likely “a response to ISIS’ failures.”
A little boy, dressed in militant clothing and an IS headband, appears right before the end of the video, sparking an online interest and a local man from London, Sunday Dare, coming forward claiming the little boy as his grandchild. He is the father to Grace (Khadijah) Dare who left London and married Swedish jihadi fighter, Abu Bakr, who is now deceased.
As for the masked man speaking to the camera, it is believed his identity is that of Siddhartha Dhar, 32. This has not yet been confirmed. The military and intelligence agencies are working together to determine whether this is absolute. It is most likely that once his identity has been confirmed, the military will “target him with a drone strike like the one which vaporised Jihadi John in November,” according to the Express.
*Warning: Graphic video content.
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