Child soldier appears in disturbing propaganda videos
He should be on his way to school, but four-year-old Isa Dare is being educated in warfare and not classroom topics.
The child soldier appeared in a military outfit and a Daesh (also known as Islamic State) bandanna, while being told to say: “We are going to kill the kaffir (non-believers) over there.”
Isa Dare was brainwashed by Daesh fanatics after being taken to Syria three years ago by his mother, the Muslim convert Grace ‘Khadija’ Dare, 24, who has links to the killers of Lee Rigby.
Dare was a jihadi bride for Daesh fighter Abu Bakr, who murdered innocents for $150 a month. He died fighting in 2014. His father Abdul Wahab Abbas, Isa’s step-grandfather, this week revealed how his son died a ‘hero’ as an Daesh fighter.
The video, featuring Isa, which is yet to be independently verified, apparently showed the murder of five men and was fronted by a masked man with a British sounding accent, saying that he had a ‘message for Cameron’, threatening of attacks in the UK.
A man in London – the father of Grace Dare – has said the boy is his grandson. “He’s my grandson,” Sunday Dare told Britain’s Channel 4. “I can’t disown him. He’s my grandson. I know him very well.”
Sunday Dare accused the extremist group of ‘just using a small boy’. He added: “He doesn’t know anything. He’s a small boy. They are just using him as a shield.”
When asked whether he had spoken to his grandson on the phone, Dare said: “Well, he doesn’t like it over there,” referring to where he is believed to be, in a Daesh-held area of Syria.
Grace Dare, who grew up in Lewisham to Nigerian Christian parents, converted to Islam as a teenager before flying to Syria.
In 2014, she posted a photograph on her Twitter account of her then four-year-old son Isa, meaning ‘Jesus’ in Arabic, smiling with an AK-47 rifle.
On her social media page, she talks about her new life in Syria, which involves firing Kalashnikovs or appearing with her young son and jihadi husband.