Breaking Up The Band: Two of Four ISIS 'Beatles' Charged With Deaths of Americans
By Paul Davis
Like the world-famous musical band, the ISIS terrorist foursome known as “The Beatles” has broken up.
With their English accents and British background, the four terrorists have been called “The Beatles” facetiously. The men were British citizens but were stripped of their citizenship when they traveled to Syria to join ISIS.
The British agreed to hand over the accused terrorists and provide evidence against them, but the British government insisted that the U.S. agree not to pursue the death penalty in order for the men to be brought to the US to face justice.
Two of the four terrorists are in American custody and are charged with hostage-taking of American citizens in Syria and other terrorism offenses that resulted in the deaths of James Wright Foley, Steven Joel Sotloff, Peter Edward Kassig, and Kayla Jean Mueller. The two have pleaded not guilty to the charges.