Jihadi Jack’s parents brand Sajid Javid a ‘coward’ after ISIS fanatic son is stripped of British citizenship


INFAMOUS Brit-Canadian ISIS fighter, Jihadi Jack has been stripped of his British passport by former home secretary Sajid Javid.

The parents of the Muslim convert have branded Javid’s actions unjust and insist it’s a cowardly move to pass the buck to Canada, where he also holds citizenship.

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However after being captured, he meekly pleaded to be allowed back to his Oxfordshire home saying he had “no intention of blowing up Britons.”

But his father John Letts, 58, challenged the now Chancellor to explain his reasoning for “secretly” slashing the government’s ties with his son.


The organic farmer, who is Canadian, told Channel 4: “Justice doesn’t seem to be able to happen here.

“I thought British citizens had certain rights.

“I thought we had the right to innocent until proven guilty, the right of a trial, the right of free speech.

“It’s not us who are in denial and naive.

“I think it’s maybe Sajid that’s a bit of a coward and in denial and naive, and obviously it’s his last act (as home secretary) and he can move on and not have to even justify it.

“I would love to have a debate with Sajid Javid about this and see what are the reasons they’ve done this, we can’t even find out, it’s all secret.”

The Jihadi’s Brit mum, Sally Lane has accused Javid of leaving her son hanging in “a legal black hole.”

The 57-year-old said: “It was a real shock that your Government can do this to you without any form of redress or discussion or way of actually contacting Jack, given that he’s being held incommunicado and has no access to a lawyer.

“Jack and other people are now in a legal black hole. I think Jack wants to come back to whatever country will take him.


“We’ve been told by the Canadian government that they’ve been making every effort to bring him back.”

Letts – currently being held in a Kurdish jail – fled to Syria in 2014 aged 18, having converted to Islam two years earlier.

In Syria, he reportedly changed his name to Abu Mohammed and married an Iraqi woman with whom he has a son, Muhammed.

He is among more than 120 dual nationals who have been stripped of their British citizenship since 2016.

International law prevents the Government from making people ‘stateless’ so the move can only be taken against those with two passports.

While fighting for the bloodthirsty terror cult, Letts told the BBC if there was a “battle” he was “ready” to step up and fight.

The Mail on Sunday revealed that the Home Office had scrapped his British passport, now making him the responsibility of the Canadian government.

The decision is said to have sparked fury in Ottawa as officials there say “he had very little to do with Canada.”

Letts was entitled to citizenship through his Canadian father John but was born in the UK and grew up in rural Oxfordshire with organic farmer dad and British mum Sally Lane.

Jack reportedly changed his name to Abu Mohammed and married an Iraqi woman
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Jack reportedly changed his name to Abu Mohammed and married an Iraqi woman[/caption]

John Letts and Sally Lane sent money to their son in Syria

The Home Office said it does not comment on individual cases.

However a spokesperson said: “Decisions on depriving a dual national of citizenship are based on substantial advice from officials, lawyers and the intelligence agencies and all available information.

“This power is one way we can counter the terrorist threat posed by some of the most dangerous individuals and keep our country safe.”

It follows the controversy when then Home Secretary Sajid Javid stripped jihadi bride Shamima Begum of her passport – allegedly leaving the London runaway “stateless” as Bangladesh said she was not entitled to citizenship there.


In June, Jihadi Jack’s parents were found guilty of funding terrorism after they sent him cash while he was overseas.

Following his parents’ conviction, Jack told Sky News: “I hope to see them one day… I really want to see them, more than I have in my whole life.”

“They only sent me $300 – I bought glasses and maybe falafel… I didn’t buy any nuclear weapons.”

Speaking after the case, the couple said in an emotional statement: “We tried to do the right thing. We fully cooperated with the police and asked them repeatedly for help.

“They promised they would help us, but instead of helping us, they used the information we provided to prosecute us.”

The couple later added: “Jack is still a British citizen and we have pleaded with the Government to help us to bring him to safety, even if that meant that he might be prosecuted in the UK.”

Sally Lane said she she “screamed” at her terrorist son when she found out he had travelled to syria and said: “How could you be so stupid? You will get killed. You will be beheaded.”

John Letts says he begged his son to come home, telling him: “A father should never live to see his son buried.”

He went on to accuse him of being a “pawn … helping spread hatred, pain, anger, suffering and violence”.

Letts fled to Syria in 2014, when he was 18, having converted to Islam two years earlier
Letts fled to Syria in 2014, when he was 18, having converted to Islam two years earlier
Letts spoke out after his parents were convicted
Letts spoke out after his parents were convicted
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Jack Letts with his mum and dad when he was younger
Jack Letts with his mum and dad when he was younger


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