A small boy who appears in the latest Isil execution video saying jihadists will “kill the kuffar” (unbelievers) is the son of a female British fanatic with links to Lee Rigby’s killers.
The black toddler, wearing camouflage and a black headscarf with an Isil logo on it, is Isa Dare, the son of jihadi bride Grace “Khadija” Dare from Lewisham, south-east London.
Her father Henry Dare confirmed to The Telegraph that his grandson was the boy in the Isil video.
Mr Dare, a minicab driver, said: “I was surprised when I saw the picture. It’s definitely him. Of course I’m worried but there’s nothing I can do now.
“I’m not angry – I would never have expected it. I just hope someone is trying to bring them back.”
Asked about the police response to his daughter’s radicalisation, he said: “I said they should watch her. She was a Christian, she went to the local Roman Catholic school. She was Christian until she changed. She fell under the influence of some people when she was going to the Mosque. She was very observant.”
Last July Grace Dare posted a picture on social media of Isa, whose name is an Arabic form of Jesus, aiming an AK-47 automatic rifle that he seemed only just big enough to lift.
Dare, 22, who was brought up in a Christian family of Nigerian descent, is understood to have been radicalised online, then began attending the Lewisham Islamic Centre, where Drummer Rigby’s murderers Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale are reported to have worshipped. The mosque denies they were part of the congregation.
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