Among the most brutal and blood-thirsty members of the violent terror group Daesh, also known as ISIL, are a handful of men who communicate among themselves in English. This group of four, dubbed The Beatles for their heavy British accents, was put in charge of foreign-born hostages held by Daesh.
These men are markedly more brutal to the prisoners than other guards, using extreme methods to torture the prisoners. To date, they have also executed by decapitation at least two dozen prisoners. A number of these executions were videotaped and posted on the Internet by Daesh.
Alexanda Amon Kotey has been identified as one of the members of this group of British terrorists. Born in London, United Kingdom in December 1983, Kotey converted to Islam as a teen. Kotey engaged in the group’s executions and exceptionally cruel torture methods. Kotey has also acted as an ISIL recruiter and is responsible for recruiting several British nationals to join the terrorist organization.
The United States periodically identifies certain individuals that are of particular significance to a terrorist organization. In all cases, these are people who have committed, or are deemed to pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism.
Alexanda Amon Kotey has been identified by the U.S. Government as such an individual. As a result, the U.S. Department of State has placed his name on the Specially Designated Nationals List. His assets within U.S. reach have been frozen. No U.S. citizen or company may conduct business with Alexanda Kotey.
This action notifies the international community that Alexanda Amon Kotey is actively engaged in terrorism. Designations of terrorist individuals and groups expose and isolate organizations and individuals, and assists or complements the law enforcement actions of U.S. agencies as well as other governments.