Jihadi John’s mother recognised him in first ISIS beheading video, but did not report him

Emwazi took off to join the murderous jihadi group Al-Shabaab within a few weeks of graduating in computer programming from Westminster University in London

Jihadi John’s mother realised her son was the merciless Islamic State executioner after watching his first hostage beheading video, it emerged today.

unnamed-3The new image of Mohammed Emwazi during his time as an IT worker in Kuwait shows him with a thick black beard and wearing the traditional red and white Arabic headscarf commonly seen in the Gulf state

Ghaneya Emwazi, 47, recognised her eldest child Mohammed, 26, as the knife-wielding fanatic in the horrific propaganda film in which American journalist James Foley was murdered.

Mrs Emwazi and her husband Jasem, 51, were questioned by Kuwaiti police yesterday after their son was named as the brutal ISIS militant.

Mr Emwazi told the authorities in the Gulf State that his wife became frantic when she realised that Mohammed was the masked man in the video, local media reported.

The ISIS killer’s father also told Kuwaiti police that he last heard from his son in 2013, when he called them from Turkey and said he was travelling to Syria to volunteer for humanitarian work…

See also coverage at The Telegraph: Jihadi John’s mother screamed ‘that’s my son’ when she saw first beheading video – but did not report him