London: British citizen of Indian origin, the Bengali named Siddhartha Dhar is confirmed as a IS butcher. It was stated by the British intelligence agencies. Recently, IS released a video where they killed five British men. The British intelligence agencies thought that one of the culprits was Siddhartha Dhar.
According to Locals, he was a father of four sons. Recently he turned his religion to Islam and took Abu Rumayash name. Shortly after skipping bail and slipping out of Britain to travel to Syria 15 months ago, Siddhartha Dhar published an e-book comparing the Caliphate declared by Isis to a “plush holiday resort”. Across 46 pages, the British jihadist eulogised about attractions from the quality of its coffee to the diversity of its inhabitants.
The 32-year-old wrote: “When we descend on the streets of London, Paris and Washington the taste will be far bitterer, because not only will we spill your blood, but we will also demolish your statues, erase your history and, most painfully, convert your children who will then go on to champion our name and curse their forefathers.”
The online brochure, published last May, was dismissed as a risible, rose-tinted attempt at propaganda to attract new recruits to the terror group. But what went less noticed was the final paragraph written by the father-of-four from east London who had become a familiar figure in fringe Islamic circles prior to fleeing Britain in 2014.
Kanika Dhar, the sister of Sidhart said “There is no doubt in my mind that it is him. From his eyes and the shape of his face to the way he pronounces certain words, it can only be him. The seeds of extremism were within him but it is no less shocking if this is what he has become.” The sister of the jihadi said she did not believe the masked executioner was her brother but vowed to “kill him myself” if he was indeed shown to be the killer.
Konika Dhar, from Edmonton, north London, said she had had no contact with her brother in more than a year, adding: “If it is him, bloody hell am I shocked? I am going to kill him myself. He is going to come back and I’m going to kill him if he has done this.”
The Briton, who posted a picture of himself cradling his newborn son while brandishing an AK-47 soon after arriving in Syria, is believed to have converted from Hinduism to Islam around a decade ago and been involved with several organisations, including Al Muhajiroun before it was banned in 2010.
Dhar, who was raised as a Hindu, disappeared from Britain in November 2014 following his arrest along with eight others on suspicion of encouraging terrorism and support of the banned Islamist group, Al Muhajiroun. The convert had been interviewed on several television networks, including the BBC and America’s CBS, as a representative of militant Islam and a frequent presence at protests headed by the controversial preacher Anjem Choudary.
When he was released on bail with orders to surrender his passport, Dhar simply boarded a bus to Paris with his then pregnant wife and young children en route to Syria. Once in Isis territory he posted a number of social media messages taunting police and MI5. One tweet read: “What a shoddy security system Britain must have to allow me to breeze through Europe to the Islamic State.”
Mr Cameron dismissed the Isis video, which appeared to unveil a new spokesman emulating the style and appearance of Mohammed Emwazi or so-called “Jihadi John”, as “desperate stuff”. Speaking on a visit to east London, the Prime Minister said: “This is an organisation that’s losing territory, it’s losing ground, it’s… increasingly losing anybody’s sympathy, and this again shows what an appalling organisation we’re up against.”