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Mohammed Emwazi aka "Jihadi John" Apologizes For 'Shaming His Parents' - Not For Beheadings

March 9, 2015

'Jihadi John' Issues Apology - For 'Shaming His Parents'

ISIS executioner sends note to his family expressing remorse for damage to their honor - but doesn't apologize for callous acts of murder.

By Ari Soffer First Publish: 3/9/2015, 5:03 PM

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.

Salem al-Hashash was hired last week to file cases against those allegedly spreading "false rumors" about Jassem's son and family. The Emwazis have come under fierce scrutiny in both the UK and Kuwait - the latter of which is working furiously to disassociate itself from the family and the "Jihadi John" affair.

The Emwazi lived in the gulf state for many years, but do not possess citizenship.

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