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A video has been released online by so-called Islamic State, which it says shows the killing of five men who it claimed had been spying for the UK. A masked militant speaking with a British accent appears in the 10-minute film, threatening attacks in the UK. He says this is a message for Prime Minister David Cameron. A young boy is also seen speaking in English and talking about killing unbelievers. The propaganda video has not been independently verified. In the video, some of the men say that they are from Raqqa in Syria and another says he is from Benghazi, Libya, but none say they are from the UK. BBC World Service Middle East editor Alan Johnston said the video shows five men making what is claimed to be their confessions but they appear to be "speaking under the most extraordinary duress". "They may be entirely innocent," he added. One says he had been asked to provide information about the location of IS militants, possibly so that they could be targeted by air strikes, our correspondent said.
originally posted by: FlyInTheOintment
a reply to: Cobaltic1978
Do you really expect them to have agents embedded? I thought it would be too high risk. It makes sense for them to be there, but wow, the risks are intense...
The key suspect in the hunt for the new ‘Jihadi John’ was able to travel to Syria with his wife and four children under the noses of the security services, despite being on bail for alleged terrorism offences, it has emerged.
The family of British Muslim convert, Siddhartha Dhar, last night admitted that the killer seen shooting a prisoner in the head in the latest Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) video, could be the 32-year-old former bouncy castle salesman from east London.
Both his mother and sister said they had watched the video, released by Isil on Sunday, and noticed similarities between the voice of the masked Jihadi and Dhar.
Speaking during the programme, which debated why British Muslims were joining the Islamic State, Dhar said: "For 90 years we have been without a caliphate and many of the rules within the Koran cannot be implemented. "So now that we have this caliphate, I think you [will] see many Muslims globally seeing it as an opportunity for the Koran to be fully realised".
Were the Ottomans considered a Caliphate? Certainly can't think of any other entity that would qualify.
The Ottoman Caliphate, under the Ottoman dynasty of the Ottoman Empire, was the last Sunni Islamic caliphate of the late medieval and the early modern era.