Islamic State terrorists would gather in terror capital Raqqa to watch football and discuss the Premier League
A British Jihadi who fled to Syria to join ISIS revealed how members of the feared terror group would gather to share information on football results with restricted internet access.
Hamza Parvez, nicknamed ‘Hungry Hamza’ after declaring his love for western fast food, made the journey to join IS five years ago, at just 20 years old, and is now being held in a Kurdish prison following his capture from the group’s final stronghold.
In an exclusive interview with the Sun Online, the former Jihadi fighter spoke about the limited internet access they had and that when one person was able to get online, they would share football news and results between them.
The Brit, 26, from North West London, said: “It was very restricted, Islamic State they banned the internet.
“They made it very hard for people to use the internet, they banned televisions and satellite dishes.
“You had to ask permission to have internet in your house.
“So at the very most, we would get to use the internet and share information amongst each other, see what’s happening in the world. Football, political, families.
A much chubbier-looking Parvez made headlines back in 2014 after it was revealed he had a fixation on western takeaway food from places such as KFC and Nandos.
In the same interview, he revealed that he would only feel guilty for joining the terror group, had he personally committed crimes such as beheadings and selling of sex slaves, himself.
Since being captured and imprisoned after ISIS fighters were defeated by coalition forces earlier this year, he has dramatically slimmed down and moans about his treatment under Kurdish forces.
He says: “I would have guilt [for joining ISIS] if I had personally committed a crime, by my own actions, by my own tongue, from my actions.
“I don’t think I can [be] judged by my own actions.
“I believe I’ve done a lot of good for a lot of the Syrian people, I improved a lot of their lives.
“Yes Islamic state destroyed many lives, I’m not against what you’re saying but there are two pages to the book.”
He added: “I don’t understand why the world likes to point fingers at every single soldier or every single citizen or anyone who came to join the Islamic State.”
The Brit was also known for his bizarre social media posts where he was seen eating ice cream in the city of Mosul, a former IS stronghold.
In another, he hailed the “golden era of jihad”, adding: “What are we doing sitting in the UK?…It’s not the land for us.”
He urged people unwilling to fight for ISIS to “stay silent” and not to discourage others from travelling to Iraq and Syria.
Parvez promised there were “jobs for doctors, nurses, architects, builders even for street cleaners in the Islamic State”.
But now he claims he never bought into the ISIS ideology.
Source: The Sun