Briton who joined ISIS as a teenager says he had been an “enemy of Britain”

Published By ITCT News Desk On : June 22, 2019
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Jack Letts

United Kingdom: Jack Letts, who left the UK to join the Islamic State group as a teenager, has said he had been an “enemy of Britain”, a BBC report said.

The Muslim convert, who is in custody in a Kurdish jail, admitted he was once ready to carry out a suicide attack.

The BBC interviewed the 23-year-old in October but it can only be reported now after his parents were convicted of funding terrorism by sending him cash.

The Home Office did not comment but has previously said it would try to block IS recruits hoping to return to the UK.

The interview is the fullest account yet of the Briton’s time with IS in Syria, and Jack Letts said he was not speaking under duress.

Dubbed “Jihadi Jack” by the media, he converted to Islam aged 16.

 

Read full BBC report here.

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