How jihadi hunted by MI5 tried to recruit undercover MoS reporter to fight in Syria

A notorious British jihadi fighting with Islamic State terrorists in Syria tried to recruit an undercover Mail on Sunday reporter posing as an impressionable young Muslim.

Fanatic Omar Hussain – known as the Supermarket Jihadi – issued detailed instructions on how to travel to Syria to commit acts of terror but avoid detection by police and security services.

In a series of chilling voice and text messages Hussain, 27, who once threatened to ‘bomb the UK’, cynically encouraged the would-be recruit, claiming the thrill of battle would make him a better Muslim.

Believing our investigator had accepted the sickening call to arms, Hussain – who slipped out of Britain to fight for barbaric IS despite being on a police watch list – plotted to smuggle the reporter into Syria.