The Nigerian Granddad of the young boy shown in the latest propaganda film from Daesh has urged his mum to ‘bring him home’.
Nigerian, Sunday Dare, 59, confirmed that the child in the video is Isa Dare, who his mother took to Syria from her home in Lewisham, South East London. Isa, who is around six years old, is dressed in combat gear and a black bandana in the clip, where he promises to kill ‘kuffar’ (non believers).
Later in the video, five men in orange jumpsuits are shot at point blank range by a masked executioner with a British accent.
In an appeal to his daughter, Sunday told her via the Sun: ‘Come home, we love you, come and face the music. You caused it yourself, you’ve got to face the music.’
Before converting to Islam, Dare grew up in a Nigerian Christian family but is believed to have become radicalised online.
Minicab driver Sunday said: ‘I was surprised when I saw the picture. It’s definitely him. Of course I’m worried but there’s nothing I can do now. ‘I’m not angry I would never have expected it. I just hope someone is trying to bring them back.’ He said he told police they should watch his daughter after she ‘changed’: ‘She fell under the influence of some people when she was going to the Mosque. She was very observant.’
Her mother Victoria said last year: ‘I still call her our Grace. ‘I want her back in my life. She is the only child that I have and the devil took her away.’
Victoria Dare arrived in Syria in 2012 and since then has been a regular poster on social media glorifying Daesh. She famously bragged that she wanted to be the first British woman to kill a hostage for the group.