Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Kharrum Butt: Ready for His Close Up

Kharrum Butt only had a bit part in the BBC documentary, The Jihadist Next Door. (That's him unrolling what looks like an ISIS flag, and sounding a lot like Sacha Baron Cohen's Ali G). Because he was obviously so "JV" (as an infidel with a soft spot for Islam once put it), Butt wasn't under police surveillance when, this past Saturday, he took on a starring role in Three Jihadis Wreak Havoc in London.

One wonders how many others true believers in the Beeb doc are also not on police radar. Maybe they should be placed there, and pronto.

Update: Another "JV" jihadi can be seen in the BBC doc. His name is Siddhartha Dhar (aka Abu Rumaysah), and he's the former "bouncy castle" entrepreneur who evaded authorities and ran off to Syria where he is said to have become new "Jihadi John."

In light of the recent spate of jihadi terrorist attacks, this, which appeared in the Daily Mail last year, is particularly galling and blood curdling:
Dhar, 32, was released on bail after his arrest in September 2014 and ordered to hand in his passport. He was a known supporter of banned groups, had links to hate preachers and was seen at Islamist rallies in London.

Dhar, also known as Abu Rumaysah, is believed to have met, and possibly mentored, Michael Adebolajo, one of the murderers of Fusilier Lee Rigby.

The father-of-four from Walthamstow was one of nine men detained on suspicion of encouraging terrorism and supporting the banned group Al-Muhajiroun.

But less than 24 hours after walking free, he took a coach from London to Paris and headed to the ISIS war zone with his young family.

Photographs have emerged of the British ISIS fanatic Siddhartha Dhar at a series of Islamist rallies in London, pictured here on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks outside the US Embassy in London

The former bouncy castle salesman later posted a picture of himself cradling his baby while brandishing an AK-47 to taunt security services whose blunders allowed him to escape.

Prior to posting the photo, Dhar taunted the police on Twitter for clumsily allowing him to slip through their fingers: 'What a shoddy security system Britain must have to allow me to breeze through Europe to the Islamic State.'  
He also boasted how he had fooled MI5: 'My Lord (Allah) made a mockery of British intelligence and surveillance. Make hijrah (flight) Muslims. Place your trust in Allah.' 
Prior to fleeing the UK, he also appeared live on the BBC and declared his support for ISIS. 

No comments: