Richard Barrett Quoted in The Telegraph: U.S. Journalist James Foley Beheaded by ISIL

August 21, 2014

U.S. Journalist James Foley Beheaded by ISIL

The Telegraph
By: Joel Gunter, and Raziye Akkoc


French journalist claims he may know identity of British killer of James Foley • Details emerge of failed rescue mission • ISIL demands return of scientist jailed in US…



10.14 ‘It’s only a matter of time before killer is caught’

It is only a matter of time before the British jihadi that killed James Foley is identified and caught, Richard Barrett, a former Head of Terrorism Operations at MI6, has said. He told the BBC’s Today Programme

“Ultimately they will be able to identify him, although there are four or five hundred people who have gone from all over the United Kingdom, many of them have made their presence there known and I think the community will be able recognise this person and I am sure many in the community will be keen to do so.

I mean the intelligence community certainly but also the community from which this man comes, he will have had many acquaintances and friends and family of course in the United Kingdom and those people will wish to see him brought to justice.”

Asked what would happen if he were identified, Barrett said that special forces could be sent in to find him.

“It’s not just a matter of going along and arresting him and bringing him to trial, of course not, there are huge problems involved, international problems, with the US as well as with Syria, where he probably is at the moment.”

But there is a course of action that can be taken, and once he’s been identified, that course of action becomes easier and clearer…



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