Nigerian immigrant in the UK says boy in latest ISIS video, Jihadi Junior, is his grandson
Henry Dare, a Nigerian immigrant in the United Kingdom, has revealed that the 4-year old boy in the latest ISIS video is his grandson. In the video which showed a group of ISIS militants executing five supposed British spies, the child can be heard calling Allah’s name prior to the execution of the individuals.
Dare told the British Channel 4 News that the boy, tagged Jihadi Junior by the British press, is his grandson named Isa. “He’s my grandson. I can’t disown him. I know him very well. The Islamic State is just using a small boy. He doesn’t know anything. He’s a small boy. They are just using him as a shield.”
Isa, who was wearing military fatigues, warned in English: “We are going to go kill the kafir (non-believers) over there.”
Dare is a Christian Nigerian who migrated to the UK with his daughter, Grace “Khadijah” Dare, the mother of Isa. Khadijah was radicalized while at university in London and joined the Islamic State in 2012. She had reportedly praised the beheading of an American journalist, James Foley, and said she wanted to be the first woman to behead a hostage.
In 2014, she posted a photograph on her personal Twitter account of her then four-year-old son Isa, smiling with an AK-47 rifle.