ISIS Supporters Say Rapper In Music Video Is Deso Dogg

Apr 14, 2015 at 3:35 PM ET

Several ISIS supporters claimed Tuesday to recognize the voice featured in the extremist group’s latest propaganda video, insisting it’s the German rapper Deso Dogg, who U.S. officials have declared a global terrorist.

The supporters claimed the voice belonged to Deso Dogg—who once toured with DMX and whose real name is Denis Cuspert—in a flurry of posts on ISIS forums after the release of the disturbing video. Vocativ wrote about the rapper in February when the U.S. State Department named him a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist.” Vocativ also noted last November that Cuspert had picked up a severed head in a mass execution video released by ISIS. Cuspert now has apparently taken the Arabic name Abu Talha al-Almani.

In the new ISIS propaganda video, the voice identified by the jihadist supporters as Deso Dogg raps in German: “To the enemies of Allah, where are your troops? We can no longer wait, O Allah destroy them! Now listen you dogs of hell, this is a message and more are going to follow. This is just the beginning.” He also promises German sleeper cells armed with suicide vests.