British ISIS Terrorist Begs UK Government to Return 'Home' After Capture in Syria
Aseel Muthana fled Wales to fight for Islamic State but now says he 'misses his mother'
A British citizen, who fled Wales in 2014 to fight for ISIS in Syria, is now begging the UK Government to be allowed to return home after being captured and locked up in a "hell hole" Syrian terrorist prison.
Former ice cream man Aseel Muthana is currently in a jail in Northern Syria but is pleading to be allowed back into Britain because he "misses his mother" and his old life in Wales.
Muthana first left his home in the Welsh capital Cardiff to join the terrorist Islamic State group in February 2014.
Aseel fled the UK along with his brother Nasser Muthana and another radicalized friend, Reeyad Khan, according to Telegraph.
Aseel, his brother Nasser, and Khan all featured in one of the very first ISIS propaganda videos used to radicalize and recruit other potential Western jihadists.
Until now, Muthana had been presumed dead but he recently resurfaced in a terrorist prison camp in Syria.
Now the 22-year-old is begging the UK government to let him return "home" to Wales.
The British government hasn’t been so sympathetic to UK-born extremists who travel abroad to fight for militant jihadist groups like ISIS, however, often stripping them of citizenship.
Muthana was tracked down by British reporters and during an interview with ITV, he claims that he traveled all the way to Syria to join ISIS simply so he could "help the poor."
“Back then when I first came to ISIS, you have to understand I came way before the caliphate was pronounced,” said Muthana to the interviewer.
“Before all of these beheading videos, before all of the burnings happened, before any of that stuff.
"We came when ISIS propaganda and ISIS media was all about helping the poor, helping the Syrian people.
"We stuck with the people you know from the UK and from Wales…. the Welsh guys… me and my brother and Reyaad.”
Nasser and Reyaad are both believed to have been killed in a drone attack.
Muthana is one of about 5,000 inmates who are currently sitting in the top-secret prison in Syria.
Approximately 900 British citizens left the country to fight for groups like ISIS, the UK Home Office estimates.
Roughly 200 are believed to have been killed while close to 360 have managed to return to Britain.
Anti-terror security forces believe that up to 200 UK-born jihadists are still alive and would pose a very real security threat should they ever return to Britain.