Two British jihadists fighting with Islamic State forces in Syria have praised the beheading of James Foley and threatened to bring their murderous campaign back to the West.
The masked men, only their eyes visible and using the names Abu Anwar and Amu Bakr, delivered their chilling boasts via a computer video link-up with CNN.
Asked if he would be ready in the killing of a Western captive, Anwar said: “I would be more than honoured to partake in an execution like this.
“I hope God gives me the chance to do such a thing as the brother did with James Foley. Whether it be on someone like James Foley, or a soldier of Bashar [the Syrian dictator] or a soldier of America, my hands are ready to do this blessed act.”
He called killing of the American journalist a “direct and justified response to the crimes of the United States against the Islamic State”.