MMA Fighter Appears In ISIS Beheading Video

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Former MMA Fighter, and German Rapper Debus Cuspert has been deemed an international terrorist by the United States, following his participation in an ISIS beheading video. has it:

Abu Talha al-Almani, formerly known as Denis Cuspert and rapper Deso Dogg, joined ISIS back in 2012, and has recently appeared in an ISIS propaganda video holding a severed head.

According to the US State Department, who released a statement on the matter, Cuspert appears to put “special emphasis” on recruiting German speakers to ISIS.

The Department of State has designated German citizen Denis Cuspert as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. As a result of the designation, all property subject to U.S. jurisdiction in which Cuspert has any interest is blocked and U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in transactions with him or to his benefit.

Cupert is not the first former fighter to become involved with the jihadist group. Last week, a Tajikistan national MMA champion was killed in an airstrike while fighting for ISIS, and German fighter, Valdet Gashi, is rumoured to have disappeared from his native land to go fight for ISIS in Syria; he denied it in a Facebook post last month.