A British member of ISIS has uploaded images of his cat with deadly weaponry as he attempts to recruit others online.
Omar Hussein was formerly a security guard at Morrisons’ supermarket in Buckinghamshire but moved to Raqqa to join the so-called Islamic State.
Using an encrypted messaging service called Telegram he has uploaded numerous images of his cat, known as Lucy, in sickening positions next to explosives.
The 28-year-old captioned the above image with the message ‘Come closer and I’ll blow the entire house down!’
The pages produced by Hussein on Telegram also include blog articles where he attempts to spread vitriolic messages to convince others to perpetrate terrorist attacks.
According to the Daily Mail one article entitled ‘Hating the Kuffar’ reads:
Yes, this is in our religion; loving the Muslims and hating the kuffār. Islam is not a religion of peace (alone), it’s a religion of peace, war, love and hate,’ he writes.
So the ‘kind’ neighbour, the colleague at work, your boss, your son’s school teacher, the postman, the bus driver, the cashier at the supermarket, that random woman who takes her dog out for a walk every morning to the park… all such people must be hated.
Their profession or their status in society has no role to play nor does it effect anything.
A kāfir is a kāfir, period.”
But the same man has been widely ridiculed for other social media posts, including one demonstrating his inability to peel potatoes in a timely manner.
An NCTJ Journalist with an MA in Sports Journalism, Kieron is an experienced social media journalist who has worked in the industry since 2015. His experience includes work with ITN, the MEN, WISH/WIRE/TOWER FM, and 8:50 Sports Digest… not forgetting his time at ASDA.