Brutal jihadi compared hostage beheadings to TV cookery shows

A SADISTIC British jihadist in Syria guarding foreign prisoners compared beheading to the chopping performed on television cookery shows, according to a book by a French former hostage of Islamic State.

“One of my jailers, a Briton who was one of the most sadistic,” wrote Nicolas Henin in Jihad Academy, an account of the rise of Islamist extremism in Syria and Iraq which was published this week.

Mr Henin, an independent reporter who has spent the past decade in the region, gave no identity for the man, and declined to answer questions on whether he could be Mohammed Emwazi, nicknamed by the western press as Jihadi John.

The guards that held him in Syria called each another “fan boys”, he wrote, and the sadistic Briton liked The Simpsons.