THE Canadian man who narrated two propaganda videos by ISIS and helped to publicize the horrific footage of the beheading of American journalist James Foley has been flown to the US to face terrorism charges.
Mohammed Khalifa, 38, was handed over to the FBI this week after he was flown into the country, and is expected to appear in court next week.
He faces charges of "conspiring to provide material support to ISIS", according to a criminal complaint.
Khalifa was captured in January of 2019 in Syria by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-led militia.
He helped to publicize brutal footage of the execution of prisoners, including the video journalist James Foley's beheading.
His voice is heard narrating “Flames of War," an ISIS video released in 2014, as well as other propaganda and recruitment videos targeting English-speaking audiences.
As a lead English language translator for the group, Khalifa was responsible for ISIS' "English Media Section," according to the complaint.
"Khalifa played an important role in the production and dissemination of ISIS propaganda across multiple media platforms targeting Western audiences," it adds.
U.S. Attorney Raj Parekh for the Eastern District of Virginia said: "As alleged, Mohammed Khalifa not only fought for ISIS on the battlefield in Syria, but he was also the voice behind the violence.
"Through his alleged leading role in translating, narrating, and advancing ISIS’s online propaganda, Khalifa promoted the terrorist group, furthered its worldwide recruitment efforts, and expanded the reach of videos that glorified the horrific murders and indiscriminate cruelty of ISIS."
Khalifa joined ISIS in 2013 after traveling to Syria.
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