If British authorities are correct, the man suspected of beheading American journalist James Foley is the son of one of Osama bin Laden’s top lieutenants — an alleged terrorist behind bars and awaiting trial in the United States. The Daily Mail has details about the elder suspect, accused in the bombing of two US embassies.
Adel Abdel Bari, 54, is now locked up in New York awaiting trial for the bombing of the embassies in Kenya and Tanzania after being extradited from Britain along with hook-handed cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri.
Bari was allowed entry into the UK when he was granted political asylum from his native Egypt in 1993.
Two years later he was sentenced to death in absentia for a 1995 plot to blow up a market in Cairo’s bazaar district. In a separate Egyptian trial in 1999 he was also sentenced to life in prison.
Jihadi John — who cruelly beheaded American journalist James Foley in a video released by the terror group Islamic State last week — is believed to be Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, Bari’s 23-year-old son, who left the million-dollar home in Maida Vale, London, which he shared with his mother Ragaa and five sisters, to fight with the ruthless group which has run rampage through Syria and Iraq.
You can learn more about the younger Bari — the suspected killer known as “Jihadi John” — in a related post on Western Journalism.
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