WorldViews: The strange role of rappers in the Islamic State’s jihad

By Ishaan Tharoor, August 25, 2014

It's still unclear who the masked Islamic State jihadist depicted in video footage killing American journalist James Foley is. Over the past few days, British tabloids have published a great deal of speculation on the identity of the killer, dubbed "Jihadi John." The leading theory is that he may be Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, an Egyptian-British rapper who grew up in London.

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