Well, that explains Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s new residence:
The masked militant in an Islamic State video showing the killing of five men accused by the group of being Western spies is believed to be a Londoner known as Sid who once sold inflatable bounce houses.
Siddhartha Dhar, who left Britain for Syria while on police bail after his arrest on suspicion of belonging to a banned group and encouraging terrorism, has been identified by media as the spokesman in the militant organization’s latest film. . . .
Dhar, who is also known as Abu Rumaysah, is one of Britain’s most high-profile Islamists and an associate of Anjem Choudary, Britain’s best-known Islamist preacher, who is due to go on trial next week accused of terrorism offenses. [via NY Post]
Apparently, it was the background in the latest video that tipped sources off:
You know, if ISIS is interested, there are some Americans who are pretty good with blow-ups, too.