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Isis Briton: 'I want to die for the sake of Allah'

A British engineering student who has appeared in a recruitment video for the terror group Isis has said that he wants to die fighting.

Abdul Raqib Amin, who was raised in Aberdeen, said that leaving Britain was one of the happiest moments of his life because "as a Muslim you cannot live in the country of Kuffars (disbelievers)."

He said he was ready to go anywhere to fight, adding: "I want to die for the sake of Allah".

British Isis fighter admits: I miss my parents

An British engineering student who travelled to join Isis militants in Syria has said that he is ready to fight to the death.

Abdul Raqib Amin, believed to be in his 20s, admitted to missing his parents in an interview with Good Morning Britain, but said that there was no turning back.

I'm going to stay and fight until the Khilafah (rule of Islam) is established or I die.

Raqib has been identified as one of the British militants in a recruitment video for Isis, alongside fellow British jihadists Nasser Muthana and Reyaad Khan. In it, he said that he had suffered from depression while living in the West, before adding: "The cure for the depression is jihad.”

But a former schoolfriend has said that he believed that Raqib had been "brainwashed" by Islamic extremists.

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British Isis fighter: 'We'll fight anyone against Islam'

A British man turned poster boy for the terror group Isis has warned that he will "fight anyone who wants to fight against Islam".

Abdul Raqib Amin (R) in an Isis recruitment video with other British jihadists Credit: Isis

Abdul Raqib Amin, who grew up in Aberdeen before travelling to Iraq to join the militant group, told Good Morning Britain there are thousands of recruits joining the fighters from around the world.

Raqib said that the group would not attack the UK "yet", but said that Britons were Kuffars, meaning disbelievers, as he issued a stark warning that the group were ready to attack anyone who went against them.

"Whoever opposes us, who goes against Islam, we fight anyone who wants to fight against Islam," he said.

Raqib has been identified as one of the British militants in a recruitment video for Isis, alongside fellow British jihadists Nasser Muthana and Reyaad Khan. In it, he said that he had suffered from depression while living in the West, before adding: "The cure for the depression is jihad.”

More: New picture of Abdul Raqib Amin 'prior to radicalisation'

Isis chief: Mujahideen has 'achieved their objectives'

A recording purportedly showing the leader of the Islamist militant group Isis reportedly called the man "Caliph Ibrahim, emir of the faithful in the Islamic State," according to Reuters.

The man is believed to be Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, although it was not possible to immediately confirm the identity of the man. According to the video, he said:

God has granted your brothers, the Mujahideen, victory and a conquest after years of patience and holy struggle, and enabled them to achieve their objective.

I was appointed in charge of you, though I am not the best or better than you, so if you see me in the right, then help me, and if you see me in the wrong, advise me and put me right.

Read: Leader of Islamic State 'appears in first video sermon'

Leader of Islamic State 'appears in first video sermon'

Video purportedly shows Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi giving a sermon during Friday prayers. Credit: YouTube

The leader of the Islamist militant group Isis has purportedly led Friday prayers at Mosul's Nuriddin Mosque this week. It is believed to be the first time notoriously secretive jihadi Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has made such an appearance in public.

Video footage emerged on YouTube of a man reported to be al-Baghdadi, talking about Islam and reading out different paragraphs of the Qur'an. He called on Muslims to join Islam and fight for their rights.

Read: Islamic State leader calls for jihad in audio message

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Government freezes British jihadists' assets

The Government has frozen the assets of three British citizens reported to have been involved in terrorism-related activities in Syria.

Reyaad Khan, left, and Nasser Muthana, centre, have had their assets frozen. Credit: Isis

Nasser Muthana and Reyaad Khan, both from Cardiff, and Ruhul Amin, from Aberdeen, has been added to the Treasury's list of people targeted for financial sanctions, its website states.

Muthana and Amin appeared in a promotional video for the Islamist militant group Isis.

Read: UK Jihadist's father says I wish I could ask him to come back

British Muslims 'must unify against sectarian violence'

Leading Imams have called on British Muslims to show unification in the face of sectarian fighting in a letter urging readers not to join militant groups in Syria and Iraq.

The open letter stressed "the value of unity and perseverance" among all branches of Muslims in a Ramadan appeal for peace.

As we near the end of the first week of Ramadan our message is simple, we have come together to urge British Muslim communities not to fall prey to any form of sectarian divisions or social discord.Here in the UK we are Sunnis and Shias, brothers in Islam - and brothers in Britain too.

– Qari Mohammed Asim, imam at Leeds Makka Mosque

Muslim leaders: 'Don't join militant fighters'

A gunman loyal to the ISIL militants waves the group's flag in Syria Credit: Reuters

Leading British Muslims have urged British followers of the faith not to join militant fighters in Syria and Iraq.

More than 100 imams signed an open letter urging against travel to join jihadists in the Middle Eastern conflicts, many of whom are accused of carrying out terrorist atrocities.

The letter, timed to coincide with the festival of Ramadan, called for British Muslims to support those affected by the Syrian conflict in a "in a safe and responsible way".

It comes after concerns about an exodus of sympathisers travelling to join jihadists, posing a potential threat to British security if and when they return.

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