Jihadi Jack wants to be released so he can ‘fight Islamic radicalisation’
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Jihadi Jack says he wants to be released from prison to so he can fight against Islamic radicalisation.
The ISIS fighter, real name Jack Letts, 24, left his life in Oxford aged 18 to join ISIS in Syria, before he was captured and thrown in jail.
This week it was revealed Letts, who has since claims he no longer supports ISIS, had his UK citizenship revoked by former Home Secretary Sajid Javid.
Now he says he wants to get out of jail so he “can make up to the world what he did against it”.
Letts told Sky News he does not care about being stripped of his British citizenship, because he would not want to live in a country governed by Boris Johnson anyway.
He said: “I’m being truthful when I’m saying I want to make a difference.
“I want to make up to the world that which I did against it.”
Letts also insisted he deserted the terror group because he decided they were not Islamic.
“I accidentally joined a mafia in Iraq and Syria, maybe not a mafia, but a very bad group of people, thinking they are Muslims,” he said.
“If I had learned Islam properly, If I had understood I would have learned that these were a very bad group of people. I wouldn’t have been in the situation that I’m in.”
Letts also thinks he will not be let out of prison any time soon.
He said: “I genuinely think I’m going to stay here for more years. I don’t think anything’s going to change soon.
“I don’t think Canada’s going to help, I don’t think Britain can help. So me lying is not really going to make a difference.”
Mr Johnson’s government has endorsed Theresa May’s decision to strip Letts of his citizenship.
Canada condemned that decision as the UK “offloading its responsibilities”.
The terrorists parents have appealed to Canada to allow him into the country.
Letts says he is guilt-ridden by what he has put his parents through.
He said: “Of course I feel guilty. With a stupid decision I made I ruined my family. I don’t know to what extent because I don’t know exactly what happened in Britain but I know that the state of my family is terrible. It’s terrible. It’s worse than being in prison itself, knowing what I did to them.”
In an earlier interview with ITV, the Brit-Canadian said he “did not care” that he had been stripped of his personality because he ” never felt British anyway”.
Source: Daily Star