Five ex-pupils of London school killed fighting for ISIS

The alumni of Holland Park School in London includes eight with ties to ISIS, five of which are have been killed in combat. (Courtesy: ITV news)

The identity of the most recently killed of five former pupils of the prestigious west London school Holland Park has been revealed after he was confirmed dead while fighting for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, The Sunday Times reported.

The most recent of the five deaths was Fatlum Shalaku, 20, went by the name of Abu Musa al-Britani and was one of six suicide bombers targeting government buildings in the Iraqi city of Ramadi this month.

Shalaku’s three year older brother, Flamur, and 21-year-old Mohamed Nasser supposedly travelled to Iraq together and were killed on a battlefield in March of this year.

Mohammed Nasser was seen alongside another Holland Park former student, Hamzah Parvez, in a propaganda video encouraging Britons to “come to the land of jihad”. The whereabouts of Parvez is unknown, according to The Independent.

Mohamed el-Araj was 23-years-old when he died in 2013 in Syria, and Nassim Terreri was 25 when he was killed on a Syrian mountain side in March of 2012.

The five men all attended Holland Park School in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea, which was once nicknamed “the socialist Eton” and was renowned for teaching the children of British Labor politicians Tony Benn and Anthony Crosland.

These 5 men are not the only alumni of the school to have relations to ISIS as earlier this year Nawal Msaad, 27, and Amal el-Wahabi, 28, were tried this year on charges of funding terrorism when Msaad was caught trying to smuggle €20,000 (£15,800) in her underwear en route to Turkey.

The headmaster of Holland Park School, Colin Hall, has given no recent comment but has previously said, “We take a very strong stance that this is a secular school and whatever you believe or might think, it stops at the school gates when you come in. We’ve got a very strong line on secularity and a very strong line on zero tolerance to any kind of fundamentalism from any religion.”

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:44 - GMT 06:44
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