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Saturday, 5 July 2014

Aberdeen man in ISIS jihad video has assets frozen by Treasury

Abdul Raquib Amin screen grab from Isis Iraq jihad video on YouTube
ISIS assets: Aberdeen man who was featured in ISIS recruitment video has assets frozen.

The Aberdeen man who appeared in a video promoting an Islamic militant group has had his assets frozen under counter-terrorism laws.

Abdul Raqib Amin, who grew up in Aberdeen, has been hit with the sanctions alongside two other radicalised fighters who appeared in the footage.

They have been added to a list of people who are targeted for financial sanctions by the UK Government.

In the video, called No Life Without Jihad, Raqib urges others to join their campaign.

He says: "Forget everyone. Read the Koran, read the instruction of life. Find out what is jihad.

"Are you willing to sacrifice the fat job you've got, the big car you've got, the family you have?

"Are you willing to sacrifice this for the sake of Allah? Definitely. If you sacrifice something for Allah, Allah will give you 700 times more than this.

"All my brothers living in the west, I know how you feel. When I used to live there, in the heart you feel depressed. The cure for the depression is Jihad.

"All my brothers, come to jihad. Feel the honour we are feeling. Feel the happiness we are feeling."

Abdul Raqib Amin was born in Bangladesh but moved to Aberdeen at around 10 years old, attending the city's St Machar Academy.

It is believed he is one of hundreds of people from the UK fighting in Syria.

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