John Hall, Daily Mail (London), June 20, 2014
A chilling recruitment video featuring young British jihadists encouraging Muslims in the West to join them in Iraq and Syria has purportedly been released by ISIS.
The 13-minute video is professionally shot and edited, and shows a group of young men sitting in a circle, holding weapons and reciting militant Islamist slogans and passages from the Qur’an.
Speaking perfect English in British accents while sat in front of the black jihadist flag, the men beg Islamists in the UK to join them ‘in these golden times’, telling viewers: ‘You are going to die anyway’.
The video–which is titled ‘There is No Life Without Jihad’–appears to have been professionally edited, and was published on YouTube by ISIS’ Al Hayat Media Center.
Among those speaking on the video are men identifying themselves as Abu Muthana Al Yemeni, and Abu Bara’ Al Hindi–both of whom claim to have travelled to the Middle East from Britain.
Another man, Abu Dujana Al Hindi, also says he is from Britain–with all three speaking in clear English accents.
The footage is intersected with sections of music and religious chanting, as the men instruct viewers to leave their lives in the West behind and join ISIS’ brutal campaign in Iraq and Syria.
The men appear to be sat in a lush grove while they speak–the greenery juxtaposing the terror, death and brutality the militant group has brought to parts of Syria and Iraq in recent weeks.
At several points the man identifying himself as Abu Bara’ Al Hindi claims joining the group will alleviate the stress and ‘depression’ of living in the West.
‘Are you willing to sacrifice the job you’ve got, the big car you’ve got, the family you have? Are you willing to sacrifice this, for the sake of Allah?,’ he says.
‘Then definitely, if you sacrifice something for Allah, Allah will give you 700 times more than this,’ he adds.
Another man making an appearance in the video is Abu Yahya ash Shami–who speaks with a strong Australian accent.
The video was heavily promoted by supporters of ISIS on Twitter this morning, as they launched a massive propaganda drive across social media.
Using the hashtag #AllEyesOnIsis, hundreds of accounts were encouraged to post messages of support for the brutal Islamist group.
In an uncontrollable stunt–that cannot be moderated or blocked–extremist fighters vow to ‘spread the truth’ behind their brutal attacks that even Al Qaeda have condemned.
It comes just hours after President Barack Obama announced plans to unleash air strikes on Iraq as world leaders warn of ‘a catastrophe of unprecedented scale’.
Twitter refused to speak about ISIS’ propaganda drive on the social media site this morning. Nobody from the Home Office or Scotland Yard was available to comment.