Islamic State (ISIS) executioner, Jihadi John, identified as Mohammed Emwazi, has reportedly apologised to his family for the shame he has brought them but expressed no regret for murdering Western hostages.
According to Sunday Times, he sent his apology via a third party from Syria to his family, who have been forced into hiding.
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.