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Wednesday 17th September 2014
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'My Brother Became A Terrorist' - Shocking Call

Wednesday 20th August 2014

This remarkable call to LBC tells the story of how a Londoner's brother joined a Somali terrorist group - and his family had no idea about it.

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Following the beheading of US journalist James Foley by an IS militant with a British accent, Julia Hartley-Brewer was asking what would make a British person do something so barbaric.

Mustpaha from Northolt then called in with a shocking tale.

His brother was, in his words, "a typical Westernised Muslim". He used to go out drinking and smoking weed. He never prayed.

Then one day, he disappeared. The family had no idea where he had gone and reported him missing.

Months later, Mustpha was browsing a Somali online forum where he saw a picture of his brother - now a member of terrorist group Al Shabbab.

Listen to the full, remarkable story above.

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