Anorak | At home with Mohammed Emwazi Britain’s last living executioner

At home with Mohammed Emwazi Britain’s last living executioner

by | 4th, March 2015



Having been told that Jihadi John is Mohammed Emwazi, the loveable rogue’s father is the subject of the Times story: “No proof my son is Isis butcher, says father of Mohammed Emwazi.”

Which makes us wonder: where is Mo, then? Has he got in touch to dismiss the stories?

Jasem Emwazi, for it is he, has hired a lawyer in Kuwait. No, not to sell his story to the highest bidder or to auction his belongings to ghouls. That for later. The lawyer is there to stick to the facts, telling one and all:

“I am not sure that [Jihadi John] is my son. There is no proof that the man shown in the videos and photographs is my son, as the media has reported in the last few days.”

Or as NBC puts it:

The father of the militant known as “Jihadi John” cried when his son’s role in ISIS was revealed to the world and said “May God … take revenge on him,” a co-worker told NBC News.

An the Telegraph :

The father of Mohammed Emwazi described his son as a “dog, an animal and a terrorist” and revealed he begged his parents for forgiveness before joining Isil and becoming Jihadi John, the Daily Telegraph can disclose.

So what of the news that Honest John’s mum Ghaniyah had seen the ISIS snuff movies and declared, “That’s my son!” Says dad:

“There are a lot of lies in the media … I want to say to the people of Kuwait that I am one of you.”

Jasem’s lawyer, Salem al-Hashash, goes fearlessly on the record:

“There is no evidence that Mohammed is the man in the videos because his face was covered… There is nothing that proves his father agreed with him or helped him. Muhammad is responsible for what he does himself.”

He could go on. Did the helmeted ‘Lewis Hamilton’ really win the Formula One Drivers’ Championship? Is Bruce Wayne really Batman? Was that Neil Armstrong on the moon? Is that Prince Andrew or his Spitting Image puppet?

A few pages on, the Times’ Daniel Finkelstein says Emwazi is John and John is Emwazi. he then labels him a useful idiot:

People get together in small groups, often for primarily social reasons, and these groups gradually become

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