London rapper suspected in Foley beheading

Cape Town – A British rapper has been identified as a suspect in the beheading of US journalist James Foley, according to UK media reports.

The Sunday Times reports that M15 and M16 have identified the key suspect as Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, 23, who is also called ‘Jihadi John’ by fellow Islamic State militants.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the rapper left his family home in West London to fight in the civil war in Syria last year and in August tweeted a photo of himself wearing military fatigues while holding a severed head.

The aspiring rapper, known as L Jinny, was previously featured on BBC Radio 1 and recordings of his songs will prove vital to the investigating team who are using voice recognition technology, said the report.

US journalist James Foley was allegedly beheaded last week by the Islamic State after being missing in Syria for two years.

The recorded beheading was intended as a “message to America” in response to US attacks on IS targets.

- News24
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Deon Pretorius 2014-08-25 12:00:26 PM
They must have his demo. Voice print analysis can be made. What a idiot.
Hetty Oliver 2014-08-25 12:01:08 PM
Barbaric bastard. His British citizenship should also be removed and he should never be allowed back into the UK!
Daniƫl Steyn 2014-08-25 12:15:57 PM
That would be MI5 and MI6, not M15 and M16
Jamill Ahmed 2014-08-25 12:16:12 PM
Rick i truly believe you sick and not one part that you stated is in the quran please provide fact before you try and create allegations
Bradly Minnaar 2014-08-25 12:18:41 PM
Jihadi John....what a retarded name. @ rick......I wonder if someone is gonna try and say these hateful words of this "HOLY BOOK" actually mean something else.
Bradly Minnaar 2014-08-25 12:23:35 PM
I mean how depraved do you have to be to behead somebody, especially a harmless journalist.
Bradly Minnaar 2014-08-25 12:24:43 PM
So jamil are you saying I wont find those words in the quran?
Nithaam Moses 2014-08-25 12:33:27 PM
using muslim names to kill ur own people.
Riaan Croucamp 2014-08-25 12:41:21 PM
Give him strap!!
Rakesh Panday 2014-08-25 01:29:38 PM
What a mofo. He looks like the boyfriend of a gay camel. Hope the Yanks waste no time in locating him, getting him to do a few months rapping in Guatanamo and then leaving him to be rapped by the sharks (not the rugby ones but the real ones !)