Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

I Miss the UK, Says Jihadi Jack from Prison

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

I Miss the UK, Says Jihadi Jack from Prison

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THE MAN nicknamed Jihadi Jack has said that he wants to return to Britain, but he thinks it unlikely he will be allowed back.

Jack Letts, 23, speaking from the Kurdish jail where he has been held for two years on suspicion of joining IS after he ran away to Syria in 2014, said he missed his mum, pasties, and Doctor Who.

He said: "I feel British, I am British. If the UK accepted me I would go back to the UK, but I don't think that's going to happen."

Born in Oxford, Mr Letts also has a Canadian passport thanks to his father's nationality, but admitted: "I don't know if that will still be valid."

He told an interviewer he had lived on "the Oxford Street of Raqqa" and married an Iraqi woman who has given birth to the couple's son.

Mr Letts also confessed that he was pleased when he first heard news of the Paris terror attacks in 2015, and blamed his reaction on his experiences of coalition air strikes in Raqqa. …

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