Prince Harry has received a threatening message from a Singaporean ISIS militant who has challenged him to a fight.
A video message, which showed Abu Uqayl addressing Prince Harry and laying down his ridiculous playground tactics, was published in Islamic State of Iraq propaganda materials.
The footage was shared by US-based SITE intelligence group, who monitor jihadist activity:
— SITE Intel Group (@siteintelgroup) September 23, 2017
The militant said:
Why don’t you come here and fight us if you’re man enough, so that we can send you and your Apaches to hellfire, biidhnillah (Allah permitting)?
Singapore’s interior ministry believes him to be 39-year-old Meghat Shahdan bin Abdul Samad, a Singapore fighter who went to Syria to join the Islamic State terrorist group after becoming radicalised when working in the Middle East.
The video message was published in response to Prince Harry‘s visit to Singapore in June, which was overshadowed by an Isil-claimed terror attack near London Bridge that left seven dead.
It is believed to be part of a series of videos titled Inside the Caliphate, produced by the Al Hayat Media Centre, Isil’s propaganda wing.
This video marks the first time a militant from Singapore has featured prominently in propaganda by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and more generally acted as a recruitment propaganda for militants to join jihadist causes in East Asia and the Middle East.
Singapore’s leaders have warned the city is a prime target for a terror attack because it has taken a strong stance against terrorism and because it is a world-renowned financial centre.
Prince Harry served in the Army for ten years, rising to the rank of Captain and undertaking two tours of Afghanistan.
He continues to work in support of his fellow servicemen, promoting support for wounded men and women as they adapt to life post-injury.
Harry is currently in Toronto for the Invictus Games and no doubt will not dignify the video with a response.
A former emo kid who talks too much about 8Chan meme culture, the Kardashian Klan, and how her smartphone is probably killing her. Francesca is a Cardiff University Journalism Masters grad who has done words for BBC, ELLE, The Debrief, DAZED, an art magazine you’ve never heard of and a feminist zine which never went to print.