Jihadi John’s fourth Beatle unmasked as refugee given shelter in UK – Telegraph.co.uk

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His parents fled Sudan in 1993 because they were members of the country’s Communist Party. His father, a poet and flight attendant, abandoned the family two years later.

Elsheikh later persuaded his younger brother Mahmoud to go to sermons with him and also became radicalised.

Mahmoud followed his brother to Syria but was killed last year.

Mrs Elgizouli said she had tried to get the British authorities to confiscate Mahmoud’s passport to stop him travelling but they refused.

She said: “My kids were perfect. What suddenly happened?

A close family friend said Elsheikh had been a “quiet and respectful” boy who began arguing with his mother over Islam.

“One day I remember, he came up to her (pointing aggressively) and said ‘you know, Allah says your mum can be your enemy’.”

In 2012, shortly after Elsheikh had gone to Syria, Dr Salah al Bander, then director of the Sudanese Diaspora and Islamism Project at the Sudan Civic Foundation, raised concerns about him.

He told the Sunday Telegraph that the fanatic had claimed up to 21 of his friends were also planning on travelling to Syria.

Jihadi John’s fourth Beatle unmasked as refugee given shelter in UK – Telegraph.co.uk