Sorry Mom! "Jihadi John" apologizes to parents

Published March 8th, 2015 - 01:12 GMT

Mohammed Emwazi has reportedly apologised to his family for the shame he has brought on them, but has expressed no regret for murdering Western hostages.

Emwazi, who has been identified as the ISIS [Daesh] executioner known as 'Jihadi John', expressed remorse for the “problems and trouble the revelation of his identity has caused,” according to the Sunday Times.

He sent his apology via a third party from Syria to his family, who have been forced into hiding.

However, Emwazi has not apologised for the barbaric murders he committed on camera of several hostages, including the British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning.

Experts believe his apology may have been made for self-interested reasons, as Muslims who dishonour their parents are thought to be more likely to go to hell.

Emwazi’s father, Jasem, who has fled to Kuwait, was reported to have called his son a “terrorist” and “dog” last week. Yet he appeared to have backtracked from these remarks, questioning whether his son was in fact “Jihadi John,” as there is “no proof”.

Emwazi, a computer science graduate from the University of Westminster, is believed to have escaped from Britain in early 2013 by hiding in a freight lorry on a Channel ferry, before travelling on to Turkey and then Syria.

He was identified last month as Mohammed Emwazi by the Washington Post. Born to Iraqi parents, Emwazi and his family moved to Britain in 1994, after the Kuwaiti government rejected their application for citizenship.

By Ben Tufft

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