Four year-old British boy Isa Dare, known as ‘Jihadi Junior’ has been filmed detonating the bomb in a twisted propaganda film which kills four ISIS prisoners in the group’s latest execution video.
The youngster, whose mother a Muslim convert Grace ‘Khadija’ Dare 24, from south east London, was taken to Syria by his mother three years ago, to join Islamic State (ISIS) is apparently shown pressing the detonator seconds before the white car behind him explodes into a fireball with the alleged spies inside.
In exploitative footage that is shocking even by Isa’s standards, Isa Dare who has been brainwashed by ISIS fanatics, has sworn allegiance to the jihadist group. It is the second time the young boy has appeared in one of the extremists’ propaganda videos.
The sick propaganda film, which is believed to be shot in the terrorists’ de facto capital of Raqqa, was entitled: “They are the enemy so be aware of them.”
In the latest video, the boy, wearing camouflage clothing and a black headband, emblazoned with the ISIS flag is shown pointing and shouting about the “kaffir” (non-believers) and stands triumphantly next to the charred remains of the car, his hand raised to the sky, the boy then yells: ‘Allahu Akbar.’
He has been previously identified in an ISIS propaganda film by his grandfather, Henry Dare, 59, who says the child made a desperate plea for help during a heartbreaking phone call just days before he featured in the terror group’s barbaric video last month, saying: ‘Please save me.’
Reports have it that Isa’s father had made a desperate attempt to rescue his son after his estranged wife fled to Syria and married an ISIS militant.
Asked if he thought his grandson had any idea what he was saying in the video, Mr Dare – of Deptford, south east London – said: ‘No – he’s a kid.
He’s a minor, he’s under five. He’s acting under the influence of ISIS guerrillas. He’s too young. He’s propaganda. They are just using a small boy. They are using him as a shield.”
Mr Dare said he had reported Grace to the police on three occasions before she left for Syria and told them ‘she’s behaving in a very funny way’.
Grace Dare is believed to have been radicalised online, then began attending the Lewisham Islamic Centre, where Fusilier Rigby’s murderers Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale are reported to have worshiped. The mosque has denied they were part of the congregation.
Her mother Victoria also from Lewisham, said she changed her first name to Khadija after she began attending the mosque.
I still call her our Grace, I want her back in my life. She is the only child that I have and the devil took her away”.
She loved church, she had a Bible, she read the Bible, she would sit and pray and pray and pray,” said the mother.
Grace Dare, born in London in 1991 of Nigerian descent, went to Syria in around 2012 and married a Swede known as Abu Bakr. He is now dead.
She used social media to gloat about the beheading of American journalist James Foley and said she wanted to be the first British woman to kill an ISIS hostage.
Excerpts from this latest Video show the three prisoners, dressed in orange, then they are seen tied up in the car before a masked man standing nearby threatens Prime Minister David Cameron in a speech to the camera.
Dare was made to declare: ‘We are going to kill the kuffar [non-believers] over there’ – pointing to the men killed in the video.
One by one, each man confessed to either spying on, or conspiring against, ISIS. They were later seen handcuffed to the inside of a car with a look of utter fear in their eyes.
Before they were killed, the senior ISIS commander standing next to the boy threatened British Prime Minister David Cameron for arming the terror group’s enemies in Syria. He said:
You will never fight us except behind fortified fortresses or behind walls.
So no David Cameron, you’ve given the whole world more certainty in this [inaudible]. You’ve only done two things.
Firstly, when you sent your spies to Syria and when you authorised for your men, thousands of miles away, to push a button to kill our brothers who lived in the West.
So today, we’re going to kill your spies the same way they helped you kill our brothers.’
As he placed a hand on the young boy’s head, he added: ‘So prepare your army and gather your nations as we too are preparing our army.’
A member of a Raqqa-based group which opposes ISIS told the Radio 4 Today programme that the victims included shopkeepers and businessmen from the town.
More than 30 UK children have already been made the subject of family court orders over radicalisation fears, Scotland Yard has revealed.