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British ISIL recruit calls for jihad

Thursday, Jul 03, 2014 - 01:13

Photo of homemade bombs posted to Twitter account purported to belong to a British ISIL recruit. Deborah Gembara reports.

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An ominous message delivered via Twitter. These sealed containers are believed to be homemade bombs, and were posted with the message: "So the UK is afraid I come back with the skills I gained." British media are reporting that the account belongs to 20-year-old Nasser Muthana, a purported British recruit to ISIL. In a recruiting video for the Sunni militant group, he goes by the name "Abu Muthanna Al Yemeni," and calls on others to join. SOUNDBITE: NASSER MUTHANA ALSO KNOWN AS ABU MUTHANNA AL YEMENI, SAYING: "Oh, you who believe, answer the call of Allah and his messenger when he calls you to what gives you life. [unknown] says that what gives you life is jihad, and know by Allah that this is the land of jihad and the land of [unknown]; the land of living. We have brothers from Bangladesh, from Iraq, from Cambodia, Australia, UK, we've…nothing has gathered us accept to make Allah [unknown]'s word the highest. That's all we've came for." The message is raising security concerns in the UK and elsewhere, and comes after a three week push by the group, now called the Islamic State, to takeover cities across the Iraq and Syria.

British ISIL recruit calls for jihad

Thursday, Jul 03, 2014 - 01:13

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