ISIS Agent Allegedly Recruits Death Metal Singer

Samiun Rahman
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Bangladeshi police present Samiun Rahman (C), a British citizen of Bangladeshi origin, on suspicion of ties with global jihadist organisations in Dhaka on September 29, 2014. Bangladesh police said September 29 they arrested a British citizen suspected of entering the country to recruit militants for jihadist groups overseas such as the Islamic State organisation. 

A 26-year-old man was arrested in Dhaka, Bangladesh, after allegedly volunteering to fight for ISIS, according to The Telegraph.

The alleged Isis volunteer is Asif Adnan, singer and guitarist of Bangladesh death metal outfit Jahiliyyah. The band's name refers to the period of "ignorance of divine guidance" prior to the rise of Islam in Arabia. The Telegraph reports niche U.K. label Kingslam Records had a distribution and promotion contract with the band.

A 24-year-old alleged ISIS agent named Samiun Rahman (pictured above) reportedly recruited Adnan and another man to travel to Turkey as pilgrims and then move on to Syria to fight for ISIS. After being arrested, all three denied the charges.

Adnan's family submitted a request for bail, arguing Adnan is an economics degree-holding graduate and serious performer, not a terrorist.

This report comes more than a month after West London rapper L Jinny, aka Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, was named a suspect in the beheading of journalist James Foley.


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