Jihadist calls for British terror attacks

70d13d18-314c-11e4-_760264cOmar Hussain called for British terror attacks in video message posted online

A British jihadist in Syria released a new video last night calling on Muslims in the UK to carry out terror attacks.

Omar Hussain, a former security guard at Morrisons supermarket, called on followers of the Islamic faith to “cause terror in the hearts of the kuffar [unbelievers]”.

In the two-minute video posted entitled Message of the Mujahid, the Islamic State militant called David Cameron a “despicable swine” and challenged Britain to send ground troops to Iraq and Syria to fight Isil fighters.

Hussain, 27, who grew up in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, said British Muslims should emigrate to Syria where Islamic rule has been established by Isil or instead plot domestic attacks.

He said: “The message to all the brothers who cannot do hijrah [migrate to the Middle East].

“You are living in the West. Unlike us you’re blessed that you can cause terror in the hearts of the kuffar [unbelievers], right in the centre.

“You can cause real damage. So rise up my brothers, rise up.”

Hussain travelled to Syria in January after telling his family he was going to Friday prayers at his local mosque.

He has been involved in fighting around Aleppo in northern Syria.

In the video, he taunted British soldiers for carrying out air strikes against Isil in Iraq, labelling them “cowards”.

He added: “This is a message to that despicable swine David Cameron.

“You along with the other Western governments have decided to bomb the Islamic State.

“If you were real men you would send all your forces down on the ground, you would not bomb us from the skies.

“You would send them on the ground, fighting us one by one. But you know in the hearts of your men, they’re cowards.”

He added: “You are fighting people who love death more than you love life.”

Hussain, who is of Pakistani heritage, is the youngest of three sons and is thought to have lived at a semi-detached house with his mother and brothers. After leaving school, the extremist worked for Morrisons at its High Wycombe store. According to newspaper reports, he left his job at the supermarket after vandalising a manager’s car.