Who Is Siddhartha Dhar?
Siddhartha Dhar (AKA Abu Rumaysah) is a British man suspected of being an operative for the terrorist group Islamic State (AKA ISIS, Daesh, ISIL). Dhar is allegedly featured in several ISIS videos as an English-speaking face for the group.
The BBC reports that Dhar was born a Hindu and ran a business that rented bouncy castles in northeast London before converting to Islam and becoming radicalized.
UK intelligence sources believe Dhar is the man featured in an ISIS video showing the execution of several men it claims were “spies” for the British. UK Prime Minister David Cameron decried the video as “desperate stuff” showing ISIS is in retreat.
Dhar’s mother Sobita told the Daily Telegraph: “I don’t know, I’m not sure of the voice. These are the most difficult questions to answer. I just cannot say.”
Mohammed Emwazi aka “Jihadi John,” an English speaker previously featured in ISIS videos, appears to have been killed in coalition airstrikes.
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