Why anyone from a free western country would join ISIS boggles the mind. Still, when they do it and end up getting killed, we won’t shed any tears.
In this case, a German rapper named Deso Dogg who joined the terror group has been killed in Syria.
The German news site DW News reports:
German rapper-turned-jihadi Denis Cuspert reportedly killed in Syria
Denis Cuspert, a former rapper known in jihadi circles as “the German,” was reportedly killed earlier this week in Syria.
The SITE intelligence group, a US-based company that tracks online extremist media, reported that the pro-IS Wafa Media announced the death of the Berlin-born former rapper. Cuspert used to go by the stage name “Deso Dogg.”
Cuspert was previously reported killed by a US airstrike in Syria in 2015, before the Pentagon backtracked and said he was only wounded. Those were not the first erroneous reports of Cuspert’s death.
Wafa Media released photos, purportedly showing Cuspert’s dead body, saying he was killed on January 17 in Deir al-Zour province in eastern Syria.
Rita Katz, the director of SITE intelligence, wrote on Twitter that although IS did not confirm Cuspert’s death, the Wafa report appeared credible.
“Despite there being previous reports of Cuspert’s death, this one seems more compelling: various details, photos, etc. Wafa Media’s report could very well turn out to be true,” she wrote.
Perhaps he would have been better off staying in Germany and making music.