British Rapper Turned ISIS Jihadist Poses with Severed Head

John Hall, Daily Mail (London), August 13, 2014

A British rapper who travelled to Syria to fight for ISIS has posted a photograph on Twitter showing himself posing with a severed head.


The sickening image was taken in the city of Raqqa–the capital of ISIS’ self-declared caliphate–and uploaded to the social media site along with the caption ‘Chillin’ with my homie or what’s left of him.’

The photograph shows masked former rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, 23, holding the decapitated head while standing in Raqqa’s central square–the same location where the seven-year-old son of Australian jihadist Khaled Sharrouf was seen holding a different severed head earlier this week.

The shocking image of Bary emerged as ISIS militants seized a number of key towns and villages close to Syria’s northern border with Turkey.

As well as posing for an image himself, Bary–whose Twitter account has since been deleted–uploaded other shocking photographs of severed heads displayed on railings in the square.

Alongside one image, he posted the words: ‘It’s beautiful when you see Allah’s laws implemented.’

The disturbing photographs come just days after convicted Australian terrorist Khaled Sharrouf uploaded an image of his seven-year-old son standing in the same spot holding a decapitated head.

That image–which was captioned ‘ That’s my boy’–received worldwide condemnation from political leaders, including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Bary, meanwhile, is a former rapper who once had his music played on Radio One.


He is understood to have walked out of his family’s £1million home in Maida Vale, west London, last year to join ISIS, telling them he was ‘leaving everything for the sake of Allah’.

Friends said Bary–an aspiring rapper on the ‘grime’ music scene–grew increasingly radical and violent after mixing with thugs linked to hate preacher Anjem Choudary.

He has posted a series of photographs online, including shots of him masked and posing with guns under the title ‘soldier of Allah’.

In other messages he called on Allah to ‘grant us martyrdom’, and praised Osama Bin Laden. Bary, whose music has featured on Radio 1, is one of six children of Adel Abdul Bary, 53.

Bary Snr was extradited from Britain to the US in 2011 after an eight-year legal battle that made him a cause celebre of the Left as lawyers took his publicly funded case to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Investigators believe Bary Snr was one of Bin Laden’s closest lieutenants in the infancy of Al Qaeda and ran a London cell of the terror network.

He faces life in prison if convicted of involvement in the bombings of US embassies in East Africa in 1998.

His son’s appearance among the ranks of UK jihadists in Syria, where several Britons fighting for the militants have already been killed, will add to concerns about their potential threat to the West.

The image emerged as ISIS militants seized a number of key towns and villages close to the Syrian border with Turkey.

Deadly clashes between rebel groups saw ISIS forces take control of Akhtarin and Turkmanbareh in the Aleppo countryside earlier this morning, according to Syrian opposition activists.

The ISIS militants also took control of three nearby areas–dislodging rebels troops who had held the stretch of north west Syria, having earlier seized it from President Bashar Assad’s forces.

The towns are the latest prize for the ISIS militants, who have carved out a self-styled caliphate across vast swaths of eastern Syria and northern and western Iraq.

The towns’ takeover was reported by several activists, jihadists affiliated with ISIS on social media, and the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The news comes as Egypt’s top cleric branded ISIS a ‘terrorist’ group that poses a danger to all Muslims and to the Islamic religion itself.

Grand Mufti Shawki Allam, Egypt’s highest religious authority, said the extremist group is ‘violating all the Islamic principles and the intentions of the Shariah [Islamic law].’

In remarks carried by Egypt’s state news agency late last night, Allam also said the ‘bloody extremist group’ had tarnished the image of Islam and paved the way for the destruction of Muslim nations.

Earlier today a former senior Iraqi politician has warned that the country risks becoming another Syria unless a way to preserve its unity is found in the face of the ISIS threat.

Hajem Hassani, previously speaker in the Iraqi parliament, said if the society did not come together, it would leave the door wide open to the militant group.

He told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: ‘This is probably one of the hardest times Iraq is facing.’

‘If we don’t come together, then probably we will open the door too wide for the IS or other terrorist organisations.’

‘We need to take the control…[or] it definitely will take us to the Syrian path if we are not very careful and finding ways to solve the problems.’

Asked whether newly-appointed Iraqi prime minister Haider Abadi understood the need for an inclusive government, he replied: ‘He should do.’

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  • Easyrhino1

    The fact that Western countries allow practitioners of the medieval values of Islam to even emigrate to their countries is noting short of insanity.

    Political correctness be damned, they should never be allowed entry visas.

    • Periapsis

      That’s worse than insanity, I call it a death wish.

    • Jack Burton

      Not just let them into their countries, they’ll arrest you for defying it, they’ll shoot YOU over it, they’ll go to war and kill millions of whites for it.

    • benvad

      It’s mind boggling, feminization of the culture has more harm then good. When we see refugees, why should we care, for the of me don’t give them refuge.

  • libertarian1234

    “Chillin’ with my homie or what’s left of him.”

    Yes, and he’s a lot shorter now.

    I can’t understand why these types think doing something gross equates to their being super bad, when it only proves that they’re gross.

    Like a Mexican poster who came on here once thinking he was going to scare everybody about MS-13 by declaring that they’re so bad they even play soccer with human heads.

    He’s too dense to understand he only proved they were disgusting and that being so doesn’t say anything at all about their ability at gun fighting or their military competence.

    MS 13 in my neck of the woods would last about 5 minutes after they made an aggressive action against somebody. This isn’t an urban jungle where people can be ambushed from alley ways and vacant buildings or from roof tops. They would be exterminated in nothing flat in the woods or out in the open.

    • Dave West

      The Russian Mob would take MS13 to the cleaners; actually they would probably exterminate them.

      • Periapsis

        The Russian mob is not Russian, it’s comprised mostly of Jews who happen to live in Russia, speak Russian, have Russian names even, but they are about as Russian as I would be African. The fact the Russian Mob is really a well armed global crime syndicate is well documented. Sure the street level thugs are often Russians who are throwaways when they get caught, but the leadership are mostly if not entirely Jewish. Other than that, I agree, they would gut every member of MS-13 like fish and dump their mutilated bodies for the other Hispanics to see.

  • Dave West

    The British Govt. will probably allow him back in under the pretense that “the young fighters life is in danger, why can’t we protect this man?” Then they will grant him a full ride to Cambridge.

    • David Ashton

      Perhaps not the last bit, but the number of criminals &c given leave to stay in the UK because of their “right” to a “family life” is an on-going scandal here, “our” judges interpreting Euro “rights” even more “leniently” than required.

    • Alpin Thueson

      All of the crap in Great Britain started after the population was disarmed?

  • David Ashton

    What has been the actual role of Saudi Arabia? How could IS originally profit from its early reported control of oil without some external collusion known to the US and its “closest ally” in the region? More to this than the Koranic injunction to crucify the pagans wherever you find them.

  • IstvanIN

    They are neither British nor Australian, not that HM’s government in either country cares.

  • KyraNelson

    I think it is the same head. They take turns with it. They are probably eating the rest.

  • NoMosqueHere

    The rap culture is violent and hostile. So it’s no surprise many rappers, particularly blacks, are attracted to the violence and perversity of Islam.

  • dd121

    This is just another anti-social, anti-white group that the left loves to glorify.

  • MekongDelta69

    And yet – unendingly, more Mooz-lim ‘family values.

    And those two miscreants holding up that head are NOT British and Australian respectively. Neither one of them had ANY business being in those two countries in the first place.

  • M.

    Yeah, he’s not British.

  • Mahound

    Why can’t we offer military support to al-Assad in Syria to destroy these bastards?

    • LHathaway

      I think we are supporting the rebels, as part of our ‘commitment to democracy’. What do news organizations like NPR say we should do?

  • LHathaway

    The punch line, he’ll win a grammy award in 2020.

  • Unfortunately, the salt is already in the soup – and it can do nothing other than get saltier. The only thing now is the speed at which it crystallises into this ‘new country’ that is on its way.

    Despite all of us knowing that UKIP are not nationalistic, I suppose I share the view that we have to break that back of the usual parties by voting for them….but sadly, the way the trends are set demographically, UKIP would have a hard task “saving” us, even if they were bothered, which they aren’t, not really.

    I will probably vote for them in the elections, but the time has come for something different than politics and a hope on a wing and a prayer. Are you aware of the Western Spring project? I may have seen your name commenting there, but I cannot be sure now. The blueprints for an alternative/parallel to politics are there.

  • ZB01

    I do not like Allah…