It has been revealed by Business Insider that the first white British man has been publicly identified as Jack Letts after he joined ISIS in Syria. It is believed the now 20-year old from Oxford joined the extremist terrorist group over two years ago.
He frequented the Madina Masij mosque in Oxford after his conversion to Islam. It has been alleged that before his conversation he drank alcohol, smoked cannabis and was an avid support of Liverpool Football Club.
The “Jihadi John” moniker emerged during his time in Oxford. It is believed he now uses the name Abu Muhammed and married a woman from Fallujah in Iraq. The Daily Mail reported he has a son named Muhammed.
He is now a frontline fighter when he is not at his new home in Raqqa, the extremist groups defacto capital.
Letts was reportedly nicknamed “Jihadi Jack” by his peers in Oxford.
He reportedly first traveled to Syria after telling his parents he was going to study Arabic in Kuwait. According to The Sunday Times, Letts revealed to his parents the truth in September 2014. A source to “close to his family” told the paper: “His mother and father were extremely worried for his safety after he told them that he was in Syria. The past two years have been a real nightmare for them. They just wish he can be back home with them.”
The Daily Mail and The Sunday Times have both seen photos Letts posted to social media apparently showing him in Syria. A Facebook profile for a “Jack Letts” from Oxford that shows photos that The Daily Mail reports are of Letts has its profile picture set of a smoke cloud from an apparent explosion seen from a roof in what seems to be a Middle Eastern setting. In a comment from May 2015, Letts says he is “travelling.”