Wednesday, December 30, 2015

ISIS Job Creators

Today the US Department of Defense announced that 10 ISIS leaders had been killed recently by targeted airstrikes, including two linked to the 13 November Paris attacks. Among those killed --

Syria-based Bangladeshi Siful Haque Sujan was killed Dec. 10 near Raqqah, Syria. Sujan was an external operations planner and a United Kingdom-educated computer systems engineer, Warren said, adding Sujan supported ISIL hacking efforts, anti-surveillance technology and weapons development. “Now that he's dead, ISIL has lost a key link between networks,” he said.

This appears to be the same person as Mohammed Siful Haque Sujan, given the almost identical bio. He lost a UK immigration tribunal appeal in 2013 to remain in the UK on an entrepreneur visa, which would have followed his previous stints on student visas. Lest there be scoffing at the notion that he was an entrepreneur, here's what the Tribunal found (while rejecting his appeal) --

This case involves an individual of considerable ability who has pioneered an on-line ordering system which may be of considerable benefit to business within the United Kingdom and elsewhere.

The question remains as to whether the government was unwilling to grant him an exception under this visa because they had intelligence that he was already radicalized, or if the radicalization followed his failed appeal.

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