Mohammed Reza Haque, nicknamed The Giant, is believed to have fled to Syria to join ISIS in 2014
A BRITISH extremist who once acted as Anjem Choudary’s bodyguard has been described as ‘the new Jihadi John’ after he appeared on camera beheading a prisoner.
Mohammed Reza Haque has previously been pictured acting as a bodyguard for Choudary at demonstrations in London.
He has now appeared unmasked somewhere in Syria or Iraq – cutting off the head of a bound prisoner in a grisly ISIS murder propaganda film.
Haque, 36, was nicknamed Giant by his fellow jihadis after fleeing to Syria in 2014.
Despite his huge stature, he evaded security services to fly from Stansted to Istanbul via Cyprus.
But before his departure in January 2014, Haque was pictured at a rally brandishing a black flag like ISIS followers.
Others alongside him held banners declaring: “British Soldiers burn in Hell!” A more recent photo showed him in a balaclava and camouflage, with an AK-47 rifle.
Surveillance discovered two associates in the back of a lorry leaving the UK at Dover. Haque was said to be using the name “Abu Fulan”.
Earlier this year it was reported he was among a group of masked executioners to feature in an ISIS execution video.
He was believed to be the man standing next to Brit Siddhartha Dhar, also known as Abu Rumaysah.
Dhar, 31, fled with his family on a coach to join ISIS after police missed a chance to confiscate his passport when he was arrested in 2014.