A masked, black-clad militant, who has been identified by the Washington Post newspaper as a Briton named Mohammed Emwazi, brandishes a knife in this still file image from a 2014 video obtained from SITE Intel Group February 26, 2015. The United States on November 12, 2015 carried out an air strike in Syria targeting the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John," who participated in gruesome videos showing the killings of American and British hostages, officials said. One U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the strike likely killed Mohammed Emwazi, a British citizen, but cautioned that it was too soon to make any determination. Dressed entirely in black, a balaclava covering all but his eyes and the bridge of his nose, "Jihadi John" became a menacing symbol of Islamic State brutality and one of the world's most wanted men.    REUTERS/SITE Intel Group/Handout via Reuters/Files ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS PICTURE WAS PROCESSED BY REUTERS TO ENHANCE QUALITY.      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

British jihadist taunts security services with account of how he and Jihadi John escaped to Syria on UK passports

A British jihadist has taunted security services with a detailed account of how he and Isil executioner “Jihadi John” managed to travel through Europe to Syria on UK passports, despite being on terror watchlists.

Mohammed Emwazi, the Londoner filmed beheading Western hostages, and the unnamed friend, managed to leave Britain in early 2013 without attracting the attention of authorities.

Writing in Islamic State’s monthly Dar al-Islam magazine, the author says they travelled in a freight lorry carrying migrants along a popular people-trafficking route to a Channel port.

  • Ed

    That’s the mindset we’re dealing with. Guys who think they’re James Bond and like to play hide and seek.