From the Currant Bun (the Sun) newspaper abd the Daily Mail
HATE preacher Anjem Choudary’s bodyguard who became an ISIS executioner has been killed in Syria, it is reported.
Mohammed Reza Haque, who was filmed burning plastic poppies on Remembrance Sunday (it was actually Armistice Day, which was a Thursday that year) outside the Royal Albert Hall, fled Britain to join the terror gang in 2014.
The 39-year-old, from Bethnal Green, East London, is said to have been killed with his wife in the final battle for the jihadists’ so-called caliphate.
Vile ISIS videos showed Haque beheading and shooting dead prisoners in Syria before he was killed.
‘He died, either in the final battle of Baghouz, or from his injuries shortly afterwards’, a security source told the Mail.
Haque, 39, was a devout follower of hate preacher Choudary since at least 2011. He is also said to have had links to Khuram Butt, ringleader of the London Bridge terror attack in 2017.
In January 2016, he was identified as one of five masked jihadis in an IS propaganda film. The men executed five alleged spies by shooting them in the back of the head in a Syrian desert. Haque resurfaced again in December 2016 when another IS film showed him beheading a terrified captive.
In chilling footage, one terrorist says: “They thought they were safe. But God shamed them, and they will be slaughtered by the knife which will slaughter those like them.”
The footage led to him being described as the ‘new Jihadi John’ (Mohammed Emwazi) due to his similarity to the murderer, also from London, who beheaded five Western hostages. Experts believe Haque subsequently took over from Emwazi as one of IS’s chief executioners.
Security experts have warned that his old friend Choudary continues to inspire a network of extremists. They fear he poses a renewed terror threat a year after his early release from jail.