“JIHADI Jack” said today that Britain “didn’t care” about him – after he admitted to supporting the Paris attacks in 2015.
British-Canadian Jack Letts says he has doubts over whether he will be allowed home to either countries or that they would help him.
PA:Press Association He fled to Syria when he was 18 and has been in a Kurdish prison for the last two years
During his interview Letts, who ran away to war-torn Syria in 2014 when he was just 18, said he was in prison when the Manchester and London Bridge attacks took place.
He said: “To be honest, if I’m going to start a new part of my life I don’t want to start it on a lie, at the time I thought it was a good thing.
“Not that people who had nothing to do with it got killed, but at the time we had this idea that when you’re living in Raqqa and you’re getting bombed every five minutes by coalition jets, I’ve seen children burnt alive.
“And at the time you think ‘ugh why shouldn’t it happen to them’? But then I realised, they have nothing to do with it.”
He admitted to not wanting to go back to England initially and how he wanted to go to Turkey and “complete his life” but was caught on the way and jailed.
Letts also moaned about all the things he misses from the UK, saying: “What else do I miss? I miss pasties. It’s not really English – sort of Scottish isn’t it? I miss pasties. And Doctor Who. Sounds a bit stupid… that’s all.”
He apparently hasn’t spoken to his parents in two years, but they face trial over claims that they funded terrorism by sending him money.
His Canadian father John Letts, an organic farmer and British mother Sally Lane have denied the charge and say that their 23-year-old son went to Syria to help refugees.
I miss pasties. And Doctor Who. Sounds a bit stupid… that’s all.”Jack Letts
His interview comes just a week after Shamima Begum, the runaway ISIS bride, has said that she wants to come back to the UK to raise her newborn child.
The dad-of-one said that he would rather stay in prison if it meant allowing women and children to leave the camps – explaining that women and children die in the poor conditions.
Letts created a life for himself in the country, learning Arabic in Jordan before moving to Kuwait, then to Iraq and Syria living on “the Oxford Street of Raqqa”.
The Muslim convert has since married an Iraqi woman and the couple have had a son together.JAIL SENTENCE
In 2016, he told Channel 4 News that he missed Krispy Kreme doughnuts and kebabs, and had narrowly survived an airstrike with just a “scratch”.
And when asked if he was an ISIS fighter, he replied “Currently I’m not” before saying later in a statement that he opposes the militant group.
He was arrested as he was travelling to Turkey to leave Syria and has since been in a Kurdish prison.
The Brit said he had never seen his son and has no idea where his wife is.
Unlike Shamima Begum, Jack has not been stripped of his British citizenship, but says that women and children should return to England first.
The 23-year-old previously told media that he had tried to commit suicide as conditions in his 6ft by 3ft cell were so bad.
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Home Office spokesperson said: “In recent days the home secretary has clearly stated that his priority is the safety and security of Britain and the people who live here.
“In order to protect this country, he has the power to deprive someone of their British citizenship where it would not render them stateless.
“We do not comment on individual cases, but any decisions to deprive individuals of their citizenship are based on all available evidence and not taken lightly.”
PA:Press Association He said that he misses home comforts and if he could would like to come back to the UK
PA:Press Association Letts said he hasn’t spoken to his mum in two years and misses her
Collect Doing Islamic State’s trademark gesture, Jack poses in Syria
Universal News & Sport (Europe) He left when he was just a teenager and hasn’t spoken to his parents for two years
Universal News & Sport (Europe) His parents insist he went to Syria to do aid work
Universal News & Sport (Europe) He said that he missed episodes of Doctor Who
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