Pictured above you can see Abu Hurairah al-Britan – the man who became known as the Nutella Jihadi. He was given the name because he posed in a weird ISIS propaganda campaign designed to convince people that going to live and work in the ISIS caliphate was a good idea and would lead to a ‘five star lifestyle’ as they had access to resources like Nutella over there.
It unfortunately didn’t work out that way for al-Britan or ISIS. Not only are ISIS now facing substantial budget cuts which means they can no longer afford luxuries such as Nutella, but they also sent al-Britan out as as suicide bomber over the weekend, targeting Iraqi army troops. They used him as what they describe as a ‘shock trooper’, who’s purpose is to charge at opposing enemy forces and blow themselves up to clear a way for oncoming jihadi troops.
Al-Britan is believed to be the fourth British man to die during a suicide bombing, joining Kabir Ahmed, a convicted criminal from Derby, Abu Hajar al-Britani, and Talha Asmal, a teenager from West Yorkshire. Ahmed handed out hateful leaflets which demanded that gay men were hanged in Derby and was jailed in 2012, before heading over to Iraq and killing 8 Iraqi police officers in his attack near the town of Baiji. Asmal was part of a quartet of suicide bombers who killed 11 people in June 2015 and is believed to be Britain’s youngest ever suicide bomber.
To find out the shocking number of car bombings that have occurred in Baghdad since 2003, click here.