The 28-year-old who traveled to Syria to join ‘IS’ claimed to have called on comrades to stop the public execution of hostages. Now, video footage has emerged showing the man egging on the crowd before the massacre.
Former German “Islamic State” (IS) jihadist Harry S. has consistently maintained since his July 2015 arrest that he was never an active participant in the violence during his 4-month stay in Syria, insisting that he had been a bystander in propaganda videos and had never even completed his military training.
He may have to amend his story, however, after video footage surfaced on Monday showing the former militant shuffling hostages in Palmyra into formation for a public execution and then alongside his fellows joining hands, chanting in unison. In the footage uncovered by German broadcaster ZDF, Harry S. is also depicted encouraging the crowd to cheer shortly before the men are summarily shot.
Before Monday’s revelations, the 28-year-old had regaled the Hamburg court where he is currently on trial with harrowing stories that made him become disillusioned with IS and wish to return home to Germany.
I wonder how many of Canada’s “Free-Range” Jihadis told this sort of sob story to the RCMP?