UK father says IS jihadist in video 'looks like my son'

17th November 2014, Comments 0 comments

The father of a British man fighting with the Islamic State (IS) organisation in Syria said Monday he thinks his son was one of the jihadists who appeared in a new beheading video.

"I cannot be certain but it looks like my son," the father of Nasser Muthana, a 20-year-old prospective medical student from Cardiff in Wales, told the Daily Mail newspaper.

Ahmed Muthana, 57, added: "He must fear Allah now for killing people.

How can he expect to face Allah if he is killing human beings?"Nasser Muthana appeared in an IS recruitment video in June and also boasted about being a "soldier" of the organisation on Twitter, according to British media reports.

His younger brother Aseel, 17, has also joined him in Syria.

Ahmed Muthana said he would no longer welcome his son home following the release of the video, which showed the beheadings of at least 18 men described as Syrian soldiers and also showed the severed head of US aid worker Peter Kassig.

"He must be mentally ill -- either that or there is something else not right," he said.

Charlie Winter, of the Quilliam Foundation, a counter-extremism think tank, told the Daily Mail: "It looks like Nasser Muthana is in the video.


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