In this previously unissued image taken on Sept. 11, 2011, Abu Rumaysah, left, formerly known as Siddhartha Dhar, stands outside the US Embassy in London on the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attack. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
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If London-born convert Abu Rumaysah is confirmed as the front man in the latest ISIS video, then he will be just the latest in a long line of militants to emerge from a banned group the authorities say breeds easy prey for extremist recruiters.British media such as the BBC, citing voice experts, say it sounds like past recordings of Abu Rumaysah, born Siddharta Dhar to a London Hindu family, who for many years gave speeches and interviews as a prominent figure in the group al-Muhajiroun.Founder Bakri was banished from Britain in 2005 after four young British Muslims carried out suicide bomb attacks on London's transport network killing 52 passengers.While al-Muhajiroun itself was never found responsible for specific acts of violence, 23 of the 51 militant incidents or plots in Britain from the late 1990s until 2013 involved people that at one time or another had associated with the group, according to a study by Raffaelo Pantucci, director of International Security Studies at London-based think tank RUSI.
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