A former friend of the 20-year-old Aberdeen man seen in an Isis propaganda video has told ITV News that the Muslim community in the Scottish town is "devastated" by the revelation.
"We are a close-knit community and the Imam always preaches against this. He always tells - especially the youngsters - to keep away from things like that [becoming involved in extremism]."
Maqbool Chaudry said he had known Raqib for a few years and thought he was "a good kid" before he "moved away about a year-and-a-half ago down south."
"I've been in Aberdeen for over 20 years and I've never ever come across anything like this before," he said.
"That's why the whole community is absolutely devastated and shocked."
Leaders of a Cardiff mosque, attended by 3 young men who are now fighting in Syria, say they had nothing to do with their radicalisation.
The Home Secretary has told ITV News that young women have left Britain to fight for the extremists group ISIS in Syria and Iraq.