British-Accented Man in New ISIS Video Is Suspected to Be Former UK Salesman

ISIS pd(NPR) The masked militant who acted as the spokesman for ISIS in a new propaganda video is believed to be Siddhartha Dhar, also known as Abu Rumaysah, according to U.S. law enforcement sources who were briefed by U.K. officials.

Authorities suspect that he is a British Muslim convert from London who once touted rentals of children’s bouncy houses, according to multiple reports. He is thought to have left the U.K. in late 2014 or 2015.

NPR’s Dina Temple-Raston reports that he was part of al-Muhajiroun, a radical Islamist group now banned in the U.K.

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