Mohammed Emwazi or also known as ‘Jihadi John’. Photo / AP
Hani al-Sibai, an al-Qaeda cleric suspected of radicalising “Jihadi John” is free to stroll through Britain’s cities.
services are understood to be investigating links between Hani al-Sibai
and the west London terror network in which Jihadi John – unmasked as
Mohammed Emwazi – operated.
It is claimed that al-Sibai had “captivated” a number of young Muslim men who subsequently went abroad to fight jihad.
a court case last year, he was accused of having “provided material
support to al-Qaeda and conspired to commit terrorist acts”, an
allegation he denies.
Despite being officially identified as an
affiliate of the notorious terror network, al-Sibai, citing his human
rights, has thwarted government attempts to deport him for more than 15
Instead, the Egyptian-born cleric lives in a leafy street in
fashionable west London in the same neighbourhood where Emwazi and his
fellow jihadists in the London Boys terror cell hung out.
London Boys was the name given to a “sleeper cell”, set up by Osama bin
Laden, whose members were sent to training camps in Somalia and ordered
back to the UK to carry out attacks.
It is not clear what
contact, if any, al-Sibai, 54, had with Emwazi but he posts radical
material on websites he runs, which are said to be highly influential on