The father of the brutal terrorist, Mohammed Emwazi had disowned his son and described him as a “dog, an animal and a terrorist”, it has been reported.
Jassem Emwazi, 51, is reported to have made the angry comments to a work colleague after his son was named publicly as the alleged executioner of British hostages in Syria, known as Jihadi John, according to the Telegraph.
Mohammed Emwazi asked his parents for their blessing before going to Syria in 2013 to become a jihadi, but his father said ‘To hell with my son’ and said he hoped he would be killed.
The comments are reported to have been made in a phone call Mr Emwazi made to a colleague to explain his absence from his job in a Cooperative supermarket depot in Kuwait.
The colleague, Abu Meshaal, 40, said the revelation on Monday of his son’s involvement in the Syrian conflict was a “catastrophe” for his family.
Meanwhile, the jihadi fighter is said to have begged his father for forgiveness before leaving the UK for Syria.