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Father of British jihadist 'wants to cry' over online video

Published on Jun 21, 2014 5:39 PM

LONDON (AFP) - The father of a British man who left to fight in Syria said on Saturday that he "wants to cry" after his son appeared in an online video aimed at recruiting jihadists.

Mr Ahmed Muthana identified the man in the 13-minute video, entitled "There is No Life Without Jihad", as his 20-year-old son, Nasser Muthana, from Cardiff.

Speaking to BBC Wales, Mr Muthana said seeing the video made him "want to cry" and asked his son "why did you do this?"

"Is he going to kill?" he asked. "He didn't think of the children, the women, elderly people. Someone is driving these kids to do this."

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