Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr expressed anger over a group of UK-born Islamic State terrorists, going by the nickname of “The Beatles,” who beheaded two American journalists
“What they are doing out there is against everything The Beatles stood for,” the 74-year-old told the London Evening Standard. “If we stood for anything, we never stood for that. The four of us absolutely stood for peace and love.”
The musician added it was “bullsh*t” that their names were being used by IS killers.
After US journalist James Foley was killed by an IS member with a British accent, an unidentified former prisoner held in Syria said that the executioner goes by the name “John,” while the other two British terrorists in the group are called “Paul” and “Ringo” after members of the music group, the Daily Mail reported. They were given the nicknames because of their accents.
The three “Beatles” are said to be the main guards for foreigners held hostage in Raqqa, a city in northern Syria. They are among the 500 British nationals who have traveled to Syria to fight against the regime of Bashar Assad.