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The News Minute| August 25, 2014| 11.30 pm IST ‘Jihadi John’, the rapper suspected to be the man in the James Foley execution video, investigators believe, is the son of Adel Abdel Bari, one of Osama bin Laden's top lieutenants. Bari, is accused in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, in which 224 people died and is currently awaiting trial in the US. The Daily Mail reports that Adel Abdel Bari, 54, is now locked up in New York and previously Bari was allowed entry into the UK when he was granted political asylum from his native Egypt in 1993. He has been sentenced to death in Egypt for a 1995 plot of blowing up a market in Cairo's bazaar district. Jihadi John, is believed to be Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, Bari's 23-year-old son. Reports suggest that Jihadi John left home to fight with groups like the ISIS in Syria and Iraq. Daily Mail also reports that in some of the songs that John has uploaded on YouTube, he praises his father in rap. 'Give me the pride and the honor like my father, I swear the day they came and took my dad, I could have killed a cop or two.

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