Wednesday, January 6, 2016 9:29 am
Grandmother Victoria Dare said she ‘can’t deal’ with what has happened to her grandson, the four year old, Isa Dare who featured in a recent ISIS video.
Victoria revealed she hasn’t seen lsa for three years since she dropped him and her Muslim convert daughter Grace off at the airport three years ago, believing they were going for a short holiday in Egypt or Turkey.
But having seen the harrowing video in which Isa, now four, was paraded in military fatigues and an ISIS propaganda bandana, she said she believed it was him.
Victoria said: ‘It’s a long time, nearly three years, and he must have grown up. But the eye balls, the eye lashes, then the mouth, the lips… so it looks like Isa.’
But showing her conflicting emotions, she told the BBC: ‘I am not taking it as my grandson in that situation. I can’t deal with this situation, so I am not looking at this as if it is my grandson.’
She added: ‘Naturally it is my grandson [but] this is not what God gave me.’
Victoria, a devout Christian who moved to London from Nigeria 28 years ago, told of her despair about the behaviour of her daughter Grace, now 24, who changed her name to ‘Khadija’ after converting to Islam.
She told the BBC’s One Show: ‘She was born here and she grew up here until everything fell apart. Her name is Grace. I don’t know where they’ve got all these names.
‘She changed her name to Khadija when she became Muslim. I still call her Grace’, she said.
Despite Victoria said she would still take back Grace, who is understood to have had another child since leaving Britain, and Isa, adding: ‘I feel very unhappy because I miss them a lot.
‘That joy was taken away from me which is really devastating’.
Mr Henry Dare, Victoria’s husband have also spoken of his horror at seeing Isa in the film.
The part-time law student, told The Sun: ‘That is my grandson – I would know him anywhere. I couldn’t believe it when I saw the pictures. I felt sick.
‘They are pure evil for doing this to that little child – pure evil. I burst into tears when I saw it was him. He doesn’t like it over there.
‘I spoke to him on the phone and he just said, “Granddad come and get me”. I am devastated they have used my grandson like that – they are using him as a pawn.
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