#SorryNotSorry: ‘Jihadi John’ Emwazi Writes Home – Not Sorry for Beheadings
Jihadi John beheaded Japanese hostages Kenji Goto and Haruna Yakawa in February.
Jihadi John wrote home this week to apologize to his parents for shaming them. But he did not apologize for beheading several innocent Westerners in ISIS media productions.
The Israel Times reported:
Mohammed Emwazi, the man revealed as ISIS executioner “Jihadi John”, has reportedly written a letter to his family apologizing for “shaming” them – but not for his murderous acts.
According to the UK’s Sunday Times, Emwazi sent a letter to his family – who, since he was outed as the face behind the black-clad jihadi killer have fled Britain back to Kuwait – in which he said he was sorry for the “problems and trouble the revelation of his identity has caused.”
The letter reached his family via a third party from Syria, where Mohammed is based.
But notably he did not express any remorse whatsoever for the gruesome beheadings of a series of western and Japanese hostages, mainly aid-workers and journalists.
Experts told the Times Emwazi’s apology was likely made due to his fear of a belief among some Muslims that those who dishonor their parents go to hell instead of “paradise” after they die.
Emwazi’s father Jassem initially confirmed his wife had recognized their son’s voice immediately after seeing the execution videos, and went on to condemn Mohammed as a “terrorist” and even a “dog” – a claim he later retracted.
News of the letter comes after Jassem’s lawyer resigned as the family’s legal representative.
Jihadi John beheaded US aid worker Peter Kassig in November.