Belgian jihadist who threatened to attack Europe in sick ISIS propaganda videos is sentenced to death in Iraq

An Iraqi court on Tuesday sentenced a Belgian jihadist, who threatened Europe in propaganda videos, to death by hanging for membership of the Islamic State group.

Tarik Jadaoun – known by his nom de guerre Abu Hamza al-Beljiki – earlier pleaded not guilty to a range of terror, insisting he had ‘got lost’ and pleading for mercy.

Born in 1988, Jadaoun – who was captured in ex-IS bastion Mosul in August -appeared before the Baghdad court dressed in a beige prison uniform with a shaved head and bushy moustache.