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Jack Letts: Jihadi Jack is just a lad whose let’s his dad pick out his clothes

by | 26th, January 2016

Jihadi Jack Letts Is Jack Letts the “Posh teen” (the Sun)  from Oxford the first white Briton to join the Islamic State (ISIS)? The Mail calls him ‘Jihadi Jack’. His dad, John, is an organic farmer who once appeared on the BBC’s Countryfile  magazine show, we learn in every newspaper.

John says his son is a translator in Syria. He says lots of Jack’s friends are medics. Jack’s family do not know where he is “because he’s not stupid enough to tell us”. John tells the The Guardian  his son “had a strong humanitarian conviction”. Jack is in Syria to help the people.

How he’s helping them is up for debate.

Is Jack a lad or is he a jihadi called Ibrahim or Abu Mohammed, as the Mail says he is?

The Sunday Times  says Jack is a Muslim convert who told his parents of his plan to study Arabic in Kuwait before joining ISIS in September 2014. The paper says he married a woman after he moved to Fallujah, Iraq.

Jack’s mum, Sally, says: “We spoke to him yesterday and he said he had never had a weapon in his life.”

John says the pants Jack’s wearing in the above picture the one of him giving the “ISIS one-finger salute” are not ISIS Army issue. “I bought him those cargo trousers from a sports

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