British Muslim convert in Syria says does not work for Daesh

July 26, 2016 2:00 am

Jack Letts known as Jihadi Jack (The Guardian)

A 20-year-old Briton who
converted to Islam and traveled to says he opposes the
Takfiri group and is in the Muslim country to search ”for the truth, and
people of the truth.”

 Branded “‘Jihadi Jack” and a
member of the terror group by the British media, Jack Letts, from
Oxford, denied the allegations, further saying that he did not “regret”
that he went to Syria, the Guardian reported Monday.
“I
oppose so-called ISIL, but that doesn’t mean I am with you, the dirty
non-Muslims,” Letts wrote in an online post to distance himself from the
Takfiri militants.

He
also said he had narrowly escaped an airstrike with a “scratch” in the
war-ravaged country, asserting that he was not afraid to die.
“I’m
not worried. Everyone is going to die on their day. Whether it’s by a
drone strike … A Muslim understands that his life is between the hands
of Allah. So, if they want to bomb me, they’ll bomb me,” he said.
Letts added that he was aware of being considered a terrorist by the British government’s standards.
Asked
if he is a terrorist, he replied, “Do you mean by the English
government’s definition, that anyone that opposes a non-Islamic system
and man-made laws? Then, of course, by that definition, I suppose they’d
say I’m a terrorist.”
He also noted that he was not a militant, but “They’ll say what they want.”
The
Muslim convert’s parents, John Letts and Sally Lane, have been charged
with terrorism offences as they sent money to their son.
This is while he has already spoken against his parents as they “reject the religion of truth.”
Letts has said he would not return to his home country where he will not be welcome.
“[If]
I came back to England, I don’t think I’d be very welcome. But I don’t
plan on coming back anyway… I don’t want to come back.”
Many nationals have traveled to Syria and Iraq to support or fight alongside the Takfiri terror groups operating there.
Syria
has been gripped by a deadly turmoil since March 2011. Damascus says
Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar are the main supporters of the militants
fighting the government forces.

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