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Mohammed Emwazi: 'Jihadi John' apologises for problems he has caused family – but not for executing Isis hostages

Emwazi, the University of Westminster graduate, relayed the message from Syria via a third party

Ben Tufft
Sunday 08 March 2015 10:48 GMT
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26-year-old 'Jihadi John' is believed to have left Britain in 2012-13
26-year-old 'Jihadi John' is believed to have left Britain in 2012-13

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 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.

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.

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