Wednesday, 2 July 2014

British jihadist fighting for Isis in Syria sends chilling picture of bombs he is learning to make and warns UK to be 'afraid' as younger brother vows to die for the cause

A British jihadist fighting for ISIS in Syria has sent boastful tweets to friends of homemade bombs and said Britain should be 'afraid' about him returning.
Nasser Muthana, 20, posted a terrifying gallery of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and also other weapons he hoped he could use to decapitate enemies.
Below one he added the stark warning: 'So the UK is afraid I come back with the skills I've gained.'
Messages: Cardiff Jihadist Nasser Muthana has tweeted that the UK should be 'afraid' about the skills he has learned while fighting for ISIS should he return
Messages: Cardiff Jihadist Nasser Muthana has tweeted that the UK should be 'afraid' about the skills he has learned while fighting for ISIS should he return
Boastful: The Briton, who was planning to become a doctor, posted this picture of home made bombs 
Boastful: The Briton, who was planning to become a doctor, posted this picture of home made bombs 
Violent: Muthana also tweeted a picture of a weapon that he hoped would help decapitate an enemy
Violent: Muthana also tweeted a picture of a weapon that he hoped would help decapitate an enemy
It came as his younger brother Aseel, 17, vowed to fight to the death for Isis and claimed 'jihad is obligatory' for Muslims.
He followed his brother, who appeared in a shocking recruitment video aimed at luring other young British Muslims to Syria and Iraq with another friend Reyaad Khan, 20, also from Cardiff.
Nasser Muthana has now tweeted mocking the publicity this generated and also gave a graphic account of a battle and referred to beheadings.
He posted a chilling photograph on Tuesday showing a home-made weapon believed to be taken from an enemy Shia Muslim - and his plan to behead the captive fighter.
The Twitter post said: 'Look what we found on this shi'i, glad tidings we'll make sure his head is detachable.'
Nasser describes himself as a 'soldier of the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham' on his Twitter profile.
And his social media profile explains his beliefs as based on 'a book that guides and a sword that supports it'.
Former Cardiff schoolboy Nasser Muthana, 20, posted an online photograph of this stack of notorious improvised explosive devices - IEDs - in a garage.Aseel Muthana followed his brother Nasser to Syria and says he is 'willing to die' in Syria and won't come home to the UK
'Jihad is obligatory': British ISIS fighter Aseel Muthana, right, followed his brother Nasser, left, to Syria and says he is 'willing to die' in Syria and won't come home to the UK
Aseel Muthana, 17, from Cardiff, has now also boasted online about being involved in battles where enemies were murdered and their heads taken as trophies. 
The schoolboy says in a series of messages online he is willing to be a 'martyr' for the jihadist cause in Syria and does not plan to return home.
He told the BBC: 'Jihad is obligatory.'
Asked if he had any regrets about leaving the UK and about how far he was prepared to go for his cause, he replied: 'Nope, I can say I am willing to die but Allah knows the truth behind the words.'
He described making new friends with other British jihadists who had travelled to Syria to join Isis fighters.
Muthana was also asked how he could defend the brutality of the Isis killings in Syria, and said he followed Sharia law and those who do not would be punished.
His messages also included graphic accounts of a battle and referred to beheadings. In one comment he said: 'Two tanks were taken... and we brought back heads with us.'
Interview: The BBC have traced Aseel Muthana to Syria, where he has internet access, and he raved about jihad and also revelled in 'glad tidings' when an enemy was beheaded
Interview: The BBC have traced Aseel Muthana to Syria, where he has internet access, and he raved about jihad and also revelled in 'glad tidings' when an enemy was beheaded
Cardiff link: Reyaad Khan and Aseel's brother Nasser Muthana appear in this Isis recruitment video encouraging others to fight jihad
Cardiff link: Reyaad Khan and Aseel's brother Nasser Muthana appear in this Isis recruitment video encouraging others to fight jihad
All change: Third British jihadist Reyaad Khan having fun with school friends in Cardiff before he fled to fight 
School days: Third British jihadist Reyaad Khan having fun with friends in Cardiff before he fled to fight
Another message posted on that account yesterday showed a weapon said to have been taken from an enemy of Isis. The message said: 'Look what we found... glad tidings we'll make sure his head is detachable.'  

CARDIFF TEENAGER ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF TERRORISM 

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences today.
The 18-year-old is from the Grangetown area of Cardiff - close to inner city areas of the Welsh capital where a trio of young jihadists now fighting for ISIS lived before they fled to Syria.
He was seized under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 for assisting in the preparation of an act of terrorism.
The teenager is being questioned by officers from North West Counter Terrorism Unit and Wales Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit.
Police sources say the arrest is not directly connected to the three Cardiff men currently in Syria.
All three appear to have internet access in Syria and are using social media to talk about brutal executions and life on the front line.  
The BBC has said it has done all it can to verify that it is the men, but cannot be 100 per certain.
The men refuse to answer certain questions, worried about being identified but in a series of comments both have referred to appearing in the Isis video. 
In February Aseel fled Britain to fight in Syria after telling his parents he was staying at his friend's house ahead of a maths exam at his school.
But police then arrived at his home the following night after it emerged he had gained a second passport by lying about his age and was in Cyprus and about to sail to Syria.
His brother Nasser was a star medical student who secretly travelled to Syria from his family home in Cardiff despite being offered the opportunity to study medicine by four universities.
His family have not seen him since November 2013.
Furious father Ahmed Muthana, 57, said if his sons ever return to the UK, he would like to see them jailed.
He added that his sons have 'betrayed his family and betrayed Britain' - before insisting he had already binned family pictures of his boys because 'you don't keep the devil in your house.'
Mr Muthana, who moved to the UK from Yemen in the seventies and earned a living repairing televisions, collapsed and was rushed to hospital when he heard his second son had also gone to fight.
Pictured here is Nasser's room in the family home...Nasser Muthana, 20, from Cardiff South Wales who has appeared in a video promoting an Islamic terror Group. His Father Ahmed Muthana has today spoken of his shock when he saw the video.
Nasser's younger brother Aseel, 17, is now believed to have joined him in Syria.
Pictured here is Nasser's room in the family home
 WALES NEWS SERVICE
Pictured: Nasser's room in the family home in Cardiff where the brothers plotted how to take part in a holy war thousands of miles away in Syria
In shock: Nasser and Aseel's parents and youngest brother walk through their Cardiff estate. Their father has said they should be arrested and jailed if they return to the UK
In shock: Nasser and Aseel's parents and youngest brother walk through their Cardiff estate. Their father has said they should be arrested and jailed if they return to the UK
Cardiff has become a hotbed for extremism where a string of young Muslims have been inspired to launch jihad in Syria, Iraq and also in the UK.
The father of two radicals says the Welsh capital is facing a crisis with extremists leafleting communities and holding 'pop-up' events to groom young men.
But the latest shocking case involving Reyaad Khan, 20, and brothers Nasser Muthana, 20, and 17-year-old Aseel is not the first time the city has had links to jihad.
In 2012 Cardiff brothers Gurukanth Desai, and Abdul Miah, were jailed along with Omar Latif, also from the city, for plotting Mumbai-style attacks in Britain.
They had planned a Christmas bombing campaign with targets including the London Stock Exchange, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey.
The gang was made up of men from all over the UK, but the majority were from Cardiff.
The cell met in the city's Roath Park to discuss the mass murder not realising they were being watched by the security services.
This month Muslim student Khuram Iqbal, 21, who allegedly posted a series of links to extremist videos on his Facebook and Twitter pages and called himself the 'Father of Terrorism' appeared in court.
The father of the brothers in Syria, Ahmed Muthana, 57, said extremists are leafleting Muslim communities in the Welsh capital encouraging young men to join the jihad in Syria and Iraq.
He also said the recruitment meetings are never held in the same venue twice to avoid being infiltrated by anti-terrorist police.
Week In Week Out, BBC One Wales, 22.35

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