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.