It’s all in the family: Executioner in ISIS child murderer video is French terrorist whose brother slaughtered Jews in Toulouse and sister took her baby to join jihadists

The ISIS militant who appears in a video purporting to show a boy executing an captive Israeli-Arab is a French terrorist whose relatives include a notorious Islamist who slaughtered Jewish children and a woman who took her baby to join the violent extremists.

Sabri Essid has been identified as a well-known jihadist, and the half-brother of Mohammed Merah, who shot dead three children, a rabbi and three paratroopers during a terror rampage in the French city of Toulouse.

But the two, who are understood to have been close before Merah’s 30-hour stand-off with French special forces ended in his death, are among a number of extremists radicalised within the same family.

Merah’s sister Souad is known to have travelled to Iraq and Syria to join Islamic State with her four children – including her nine-month-old baby.

h/t JEH