An Al Qaeda supporter named Abu Basir Al-Britani, who appears in an online video, is actually the son of Hollywood vet Patrick Kinney, who served as assistant director on such films as “Braveheart,” “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” and “Rambo: First Blood Part II.”
The website Intelligence Group posted the video, which shows a bearded man with a British accent slamming ISIS for destroying a village in northern Syria, in the middle of Ramadan. CNN reports that the man is Lucas Kinney, the son of the a.d.
Lucas Kinney is a member of Al-Nusra, the Al-Qaeda branch in Syria.
Paul Cruikshank, identified in a CNN interview as a terrorism analyst, said Lucas Kinney “appears to have traveled to Syria because he believed it was his religious duty to fight jihad.” The report said Kinney “could exploit his familiarity with Western culture to deadly effect.” Right now, the group’s focus is on Syria. “The worry is that this could change.”
According to the U.K. Daily Mail, Kinney’s parents are separated. His mother Deborah in England told the paper she is long separated from Patrick Kinney, but she believed her son was radicalized when living with his father in Vienna.
The CNN report said Lucas Kinney was educated in schools in Cairo, Saudi Arabia and Britain, and was a member of the band Hannah’s Got Herpes. It also said the father and son have not had contact in several years.