World Bulletin / News Desk
An unverified video from Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has been released which features a British fighter encouraging the recruitment of others.
The thirteen-minute-long video released by Al-Hayat Media Centre shows at least three men who it claims are British, using religious arguments to encourage other Muslims to join them in Iraq and Syria.
One of the fighters, Abu Bara al-Hindi who claimed to be from Britain asks, “Are you willing to sacrifice the fat job you've got, the big car you've got, the family you've got? Are you willing to sacrifice all that for the sake of Allah?"
He goes on to say that the “cure for depression is jihad.”
Abu Dujana al-Hindi who also claims to be from Britain says, “Look around you while you sit in comfort and ask if this is the way you want to die?”
Another alleged Briton, Abu Muthanna al Yemeni declares that he understands no borders and says “We have fought in battles in al-Sham and we will go to Iraq in a few days and fight...we will even go to Jordan and Lebanon, with no problem".
All three men spoke with British accents. There were also two Australians in the video. The men also claimed that they had men from Bangladesh and Cambodia.
This week UK Prime Minister David Cameron said that British fighters in Iraq, of which he claims there are about 400, posed a risk to the U.K.
ISIL, which already controls parts of Syria, has extended its reach into Iraq since June 10, when it seized Iraq's second-largest city Mosul and several other towns amid allegations of atrocities against prisoners. Iraq has seen a marked increase in sectarian violence between Sunni and Shi’a Muslims in recent months, which the Iraqi government blames on ISIL.Last Mod: 21 Haziran 2014, 12:35