Social media websites published lately photos of a person called Mohammed Reza Haque, who was said to be the new “Jihadi John” of the Islamic State.

Mohammed Reza Haque, 36 years old, from Bethnal Green in east London, is a follower of the extremist British cleric Anjem Choudary and his personal bodyguard since 2011, and usually seen dressed in black from head to foot.

He was also charged with a public order offence after burning Remembrance Day poppies in 2011.

In a new video released by Amaq, the Islamic State’s media wing, Haque was shown beheading five Western prisoners in the same manner as the murderer Mohammed Emwazi, who was also known as Jihadi John.

In the video, Haque is seen dressed in black and uses a jagged hunting knife to behead a prisoner against a desert backdrop, in a similar act to the one featured earlier by “Jihadi John.”

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The victims are shown wearing orange bodysuits and made to kneel, before one of Haque’s fellow jihadis delivers a speech in Arabic.

He said: “These apostates who kneel, disbelieved and fell into apostasy, and championed the Crusaders and helped them against Muslims.

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“They thought they were safe, but God shamed them, and they will be slaughtered by the knife which will slaughter those like them,” he added.

The murderers then slaughter the victims, and stand over their bodies.