The Search for Jihadi John

Abu Abduallah al-Britani. An ISIS terrorist involved in Foley murder

John R. Houk

© August 28, 2014


Who is the black-hooded and robed Islamic terrorist with a British accent that decapitated James Foley?


As is typical Obama greeted Americans with hallow words to Foley’s beheading telling us that ISIL (I like ISIS better) is a cancer but failing to tell we Americans on how justice will be served to the Foley murderer or to ISIS.


Relatively soon it was discovered the grisly murder was perpetrated by a British citizen that joined the ISIS army to establish a global Caliphate, the British Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his vacation to chat with his advisors on the Foley murder. Hmm … What did President Barack Hussein Obama do at the public discovery of the beheading? O yeah, BHO told Americans of the already known evils of ISIS while Foley’s parents were doing a Press Conference on the son’s murder AND THEN the Prez darted back to his golf course to play 18 rounds of golf in continuation of his vacation.


If you peruse the Internet to find info on the heinous murderer of Foley you will notice the primary source for that information is the British news media. Even the American news media seems to be primarily sourcing the British. There sure is the appearance of the Brits wanting to catch their Muslim British citizen more than America desires justice for the heinous murder of an American citizen.


From what I have read to date the knife decapitating murderer of has been tagged with the name of Jihadi John. The thing is instead of one Jihadi John the Brits seemed to think there are several Muslim Brits that could be Jihadi John. And there some theories out there that more than one person participated in the beheading incident. Something like a right-handed Jihadi John pronounced his ISIS indictment against the USA and another left-handed Jihadi John actually used the knife to slice away James Foley’s head from his body.


It seems the chief Jihadi John suspect is a London raised son of a terrorist whose name is Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary. Apparently Bary achieved some modest notoriety as a British rapper prior to joining the ISIS Caliphate movement of converting or deathly butchering of non-Muslims under their control.


Though the MI5 and MI6 agencies are not releasing the man’s name, reports say Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary — also known as “Lyricist Jinn” or “L Jinny” — is the main suspect. According to USA Today, he was identified via voice comparisons, and Abdel Bary’s music career left them plenty of samples to consider. USA Today reports that U.S. intelligence has not yet been able to confirm the results.


Abdel Bary’s father, Adel Abdel Bari, is believed to have been an associate of Osama bin Laden’s and was allegedly involved in the 1998 U.S. embassy bombings. He was extradited to the U.S. in 2012.


The younger Bary’s music seems to chart his path to radicalization: (James Foley Killer ‘Jihadi John’ Believed to Be Former London Rapper Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary; By Katie Zavadski; NY Magazine; 8/25/14 6:35 p.m.)


The others the Brits are looking at are:


Aine Davis


The … suspect is 30-year-old Aine Davis.


Officials said he once worked as a drug dealer in the United Kingdom before he converted to Islam and joined the fighters in Syria. (British investigators narrow down list of terrorists suspected in James Foley killing; By MEG WAGNER; NY Daily News; 8/23/14 10:55 AM)


Born and brought up in Hammersmith, west London, Davis was a drug dealer and gang member who converted to Islam and was further radicalised during a spell in prison.


Earlier this month his wife, Amal El-Wahhabi, was convicted of funding terrorism after she persuaded a friend to fly to Istanbul with £16,000 in her underwear intended for Davis who is thought to be in Syria. When police searched his London home they found speeches by hate preachers Abu Hamza and Anwar al-Awlaki on his iPod. (‘British’ jihadist who beheaded journalist is Londoner called John; By Gordon Rayner, and Martin Evans; The Telegraph; 8/20/14 10:04PM BST)


Razul Islam


His brother Razul, 21, also travelled to Syria and is believed to be fighting with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil), the terrorist group that murdered Mr Foley.


Razul Islam is understood to be on a list of suspected British Jihadists whom the security services are comparing with the footage of Mr Foley’s killer, a British man known as “John” described as the leader of a British cell of jihadists known as “The Beatles”. (Net closes on ‘Jihadi John’ as London pair probed; By Gordon Rayner, Martin Evans, Nicola Harley and Claire Duffin; The Telegraph; 8/21/14 10:00 PM BST)


Now it is reported that Shajul’s younger brother Razul is also involved, and is on the Government’s watch-list of British Citizens presently fighting with terrorist group ISIS. (NHS DOCTOR WITH FAMILY JIHAD TIES SOUGHT IN ‘BLACK BEATLE’ BEHEADING SEARCH; By OLIVER LANE; Breitbart; 8/23/14)


Dr Shajul Islam


The 21-year-old’s older brother, 28-year-old Shajul Islam, was previously accused of kidnapping Western journalist in Syria. Investigators are grilling Shajul Islam about anything he might know about Foley’s execution. (British investigators narrow down list of terrorists suspected in James Foley killing; By MEG WAGNER; NY Daily News; 8/23/14 10:55 AM)



The government believes the suspended Accident and Emergency (A&E) doctor may have met Jihadi John, the ‘Black Beatle’, while in Syria in 2012 and can assist in enquiries.


Dr Shajul Islam, 23, was interred at Belmarsh High Security Prison for a year after he was arrested and charged for the kidnap of British journalist John Cantlie and a dutch photographer. Cantlie claimed after he was shot trying to escape from jihadist captivity in Syria he was treated by a British fighter who said he was an NHS doctor. For reasons unknown Cantile was not able to give evidence at the trial, which subsequently collapsed.


Shajul appears to have strong family connections to Islamic terrorism. His elder brother Najul was charged in the same 2012 trial over the kidnap and shooting of John Cantile, suggesting they had been in Syria together during the tumultuous early days of the insurrection there. Najul was alleged to have engaged in acts of terrorism in 2012, and of having paid for his brothers (sic) travel to Syria and equipment including night-vision goggles and rifle optics. (NHS DOCTOR WITH FAMILY JIHAD TIES SOUGHT IN ‘BLACK BEATLE’ BEHEADING SEARCH; By OLIVER LANE; Breitbart; 8/23/14)


 Abu Hussain al-Britani and Abu Abduallah al-Britani


The Sunday Mirror, citing British intelligence sources, identified two other suspects as 20-year-old Abu Hussain al-Britani, originally from Birmingham, and 23-year-old Abu Abduallah al-Britani (no known relation), originally from the county of Hampshire on England’s south coast.


The Mail on Sunday reported that the three men known as “John,” “George,” and “Ringo” had formed a special kidnapping gang that may have targeted Westerners like Foley. The paper reported that the hostages regarded the group as particularly vicious jailers, who routinely beat their prisoners and tortured them with Tasers. At one point, the paper reported, the “Beatles” were actually prohibited from guarding the hostages due to the level of violence they inflicted.


According to The Mail on Sunday, the “Beatles” also boasted that they had made millions of dollars from ransoms paid by European countries, enough to “retire to Kuwait or Qatar,” as one hostage told the paper. (US, UK eye rapper as British-born militant who beheaded journalist James Foley; By, Jennifer Griffin and Catherine Herridge contributed to this report; 8/24/14)


I found some more specific info on the ISIS Beatles from the International Business Times (India) of all places. Nonetheless they source their article as the Daily Mail. IBT lists four ISIS Beatles corresponding to Rock Classic Brit Band the Beatles:




Recognised among their Western captives as ‘John’, Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, a 23-year-old London rapper, has been identified as prime suspect. He left his million-dollar home last year to fight for the hardliner group and once posted a picture of himself holding a severed head, the New York Daily News has noted.


He is one of six children of Abdel Abdul Bary, an Egyptian militant, who is currently facing terrorism charges in connection with Al Qaeda’s twin 1998 at the US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which killed 224, reports suggest.




According to the Mail, Geroge (sic) was in fact, the ringleader of the gang and spends much of his time reciting chunks from the Koran and promoting ISIS’s extremist views of Islam at public events. Many of the hostages were of the view that he wasn’t as smart as ‘John’, the British daily noted citing various interviews with the captives’ family members.


Though it is not clear what exactly George’s real name is, it has been speculated that he could be 23-year-old Abu Abduallah al-Britani, originally from the county of Hampshire on England’s south coast, according to the Sunday Mirror.


Having fled the UK for Syria earlier this year, he was recently cited as saying that Allah makes beheading victims “easy”. Speaking a day after the sickening video of James Foley’s execution appeared, he was quoted by Mirror as saying he had no fears about carrying out similar atrocities in Syria. He was speaking via a messaging app and responding to an investigative journalist who posed as someone wanting to joining ISIS.




Ringo was also among the four-member special kidnapping squad within the group, who was frequently seen by the captives unlike ‘Paul’ who appeared in their cells the least, the captives were cited as saying by the Mail. “He seems to have been just a guard, not there all the time,” one ‘key figure’ was quoted as saying.




A new member of the Beatles group to be named by media, Paul could be one member investigated as a possible suspect. But no more details about the man have been cited by Mail on its investigative piece.


Also it is not clear what Ringo’s or Paul’s real names are, but a third person – who could be either ‘Ringo’ or ‘Paul’ – has been identified by various newspapers as 20-year-old Abu Hussain al-Britani, who is originally from Birmingham. (Bold Text Blog Editor’s – James Foley Beheading: Who Among the ‘Beatles’ – John, Paul, George and Ringo – is the Killer? By Gopi Chandra Kharel; IBT; 8/25/14 13:39 IST)


The IBT gives specific names but appears to connect the identities of Ringo and Paul by pulling a guess out of a hat. The news articles that talk about the two fellas that end with al-Britani are probably pseudonyms which may or may not be the two Brits identified as Aine Davis and Razul Islam.


At any rate the Brits seem to have a better handle on finding the slayer or slayers Jihadi John than does the Obama Administration. Perhaps has ordered a behind the scenes action by whatever military specialized force that could be used so yet another scandal demonstrating Obama’s incompetence in Foreign Affairs is not exposed to American voters. After all that is how he was reelected in November 2012, i.e. by lying about the Benghazi attack.




JRH 8/28/14

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ISIS Beheads and Shows Presence in Ferguson

James Foley just before ISIS beheading 2

John R. Houk

© August 20, 2014


American photojournalist James Foley executed by grizzly beheading by a British accented ISIS Islamic terrorist as an act of retribution for the U.S. Military bombing missions that has slowed down Yazidi and Christian genocide in Iraq and has aided Kurds to retake a strategic dam just outside Mosel.


A masked militant claims the murder is in retaliation for American airstrikes against the Islamic State militants in Iraq. Missing since Nov. 22, 2012, Foley appears to be forced to read an anti-American statement before he is beheaded in the gruesome five-minute clip. His family confirmed his death late Tuesday evening.

In an unspeakable act of savagery, an American photojournalist was beheaded in a video released Tuesday by Islamic State terrorists who claimed the killing was retaliation for U.S. air strikes against the group in Iraq.


The barbaric footage was posted on YouTube less than 24 hours after the marauding army of evil, also known as ISIS, vowed: “We will drown all of you in blood.”


Foley, 40, of New Hampshire, a freelance reporter for the Boston-based GlobalPost, was abducted in Syria 22 months ago while covering that country’s civil war.


In the video … — called out President Obama for authorizing air strikes to stop its expansion (sic) and desire for genocide.


After killing the handcuffed Foley, a cloaked terrorist left the victim’s head on the small of his back. The menacing executioner, dressed head-to-toe in black, had a chilling message for Obama.


Grabbing another captured U.S. journalist, Steven Sotloff, 31, of Miami, a contributor for Time magazine, the killer stared into the camera and vowed in what sounded like a British accent, “The life of this American citizen, Obama, depends on your next decision.”


READ ENTIRETY (ISIS militants behead abducted American journalist James Wright Foley in graphic video; By SASHA GOLDSTEIN , JAMES WARREN , BILL HUTCHINSON ; NY Daily News; 8/19/14 5:39 PM – Updated 8/20/14 8:25 AM)


Now let me tell you why this is huge. One – ISIS has promised to spill the blood of Americans on our own soil. Two – This British accented Islamic terrorist representing ISIS, tells Obama if the U.S. keeps up air strikes against ISIS the same fate of Foley awaits will be applied to Steven Sotloff – “a contributor for Time magazine”.


Two is a self-evident blackmail threat. One has gained significance because of the looting-thuggery taking place in Ferguson MO. Two is significant because it is an ISIS declaration of Islamic terrorism against the United States of America and this land of Liberty’s citizens.


And this brings me to the specifics of Ferguson MO. While the news was broadcasting about the rioting going on because a White police officer grew weary of an 18 year old thieving bully Black man from wailing on him, shot him to death. Amidst the rioting some sharp eyes caught a protest sign that actually said, “ISIS Here”.


I first found this on an email alert from WND late yesterday, but today many bloggers have picked up on it. I am going to cross post the email alert I received ACT! for America.


JRH 6/20/14

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ACT! for America

Sent: 8/20/2014 9:33 AM


Last night, amid the tragedy and ongoing drama that continues to unfold in Ferguson, Missouri, a shocking image appeared which should serve as a reminder for every American about the threat we face from jihad…


ISIS Here sign Ferguson MO


In this image from CNN’s coverage of the events in Ferguson, a marcher can be clearly seen in the background holding a sign that says: “ISIS HERE.”

ISIS, of course, is the acronym formerly used to refer to the jihadist terrorist organization that is widely referred to as the “Islamic State.”

The Islamic State has committed unspeakable atrocities in the Middle East, slaughtering Christians and Muslims alike.

But they also are targeting America, both with potential acts of jihad and propaganda.

In fact, the ISIS sign at the Ferguson march is perhaps no surprise given that the Islamic State has made extensive use of social media to conduct outreach to protesters there.

We can hope that the Islamic State’s efforts to win support for their cause here in the U.S. will be totally unsuccessful, but hope is not a strategy.

And, as we have warned repeatedly already, there is no doubt that the Islamic State wants to target the U.S. and Americans both here and around the world.

In fact, just Monday, the Islamic State issued another threat to the U.S., promising We will drown all of you in blood.

In an interview with VICE media, Islamic State spokesman Abu Mosa had this to say:


“I say to America that the Islamic Caliphate has been established. We will humiliate them everywhere, God willing, and we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House.”

Last week, an unnamed intelligence official told the Washington Post that the Islamic State viewed conflict with the U.S. as inevitable.

It can’t be emphasized enough how important it is that America remain vigilant at this time. There are many competing news stories out there right now, but none of the issues that America must face are as significant as the threat from jihad. Our national security and the safety of our citizens must remain paramount.


ISIS Beheads and Shows Presence in Ferguson

John R. Houk

© August 20, 2014




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