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Cousin wants Aberdeen Isis video man Abdul Rakib Amin home

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Image caption Abdul Rakib Amin was schooled in Aberdeen

A relative of the Aberdeen man who appeared in a recruitment video for the Islamic militant group Isis has pleaded with him to come home.

Abdul Rakib Amin, who is believed to be 26, was seen urging western Muslims to join the fighting in the jihadi film.

Sueb Miah told BBC Scotland he was worried his cousin might end up killing someone, or being killed himself.

He said: "I want to get the message to Rakib that he should come home."

Mr Miah said he has known Rakib since he was a youngster in Bangladesh.

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Image caption Abdul Rakib Amin, left, is believed to be among hundreds fighting in the conflict in Syria

He said he watched him grow up in Aberdeen and described him as a "good person".

Mr Miah said: "I don't know what will happen if he does come back but it is better that he returns.

"I'm so worried about him and other people. He shouldn't do anything against Islam."

It is understood Rakib Amin attended Sunnybank Primary and St Machar Academy in Aberdeen.

The 13-minute video, There Is No Life Without Jihad, was posted by accounts linked to Isis.

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