One of the Isil Beatles fled Islamic extremists to find sanctuary in

first_imgFor around five years, Sudan had harboured Osama Bin Laden who was believed to have used the country as a base for his terror network in the run up to the attacks on America in September… One of the British “Beatles” jihadists captured in Syria after fighting with Isil had himself fled persecution from Islamic extremists as a child, The Telegraph can reveal. His father, Rashid Sidahmed Elsheikh, had escaped from Sudan with his then wife, Maha, and their three children in the 1990’s fearing his liberal views put them in danger with the then pro-jihadi government.center_img El Shafee Elsheikh is from of a family of five that fled hardline Muslims targeting liberal intellectuals in their home country of Sudan.last_img