‘Jihadi Jack’ stripped of UK citizenship – Sky sources

Jack Letts, also known as ‘Jihadi Jack’, has been stripped of his UK citizenship.

The Home Office decision was reported by the Mail On Sunday and verified by Sky sources.

Letts, a Muslim convert, left his family home in Oxford in 2014 to allegedly fight with Islamic State in Syria.

This summer he was being held prisoner by Kurdish authorities in the country.

His parents were found guilty in June of funding terrorism after they sent him cash.

In an interview with Sky News, Letts confessed to fighting against the Syrian regime but said he regretted being with the “wrong people”.

The Home Office does not comment on individual cases, but 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.”

Letts told Sky News in June that he would “love to go home” but admitted it was far-fetched – adding that he had “no intention of blowing [British people] up”.

He went to Syria in 2014 after telling his parents he was going to Jordan to study Arabic, but after a few months he revealed his actual location.

Police became involved after a series of posts on his social media accounts.

One was a photograph of Letts, giving what appeared to be the IS one-fingered salute, on a hilltop in Raqqa, the terror group’s former stronghold in Syria.

Following his parents’ conviction, he 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,” he added.

Ignoring repeated warnings their son may have joined IS in Syria, and despite being told by police three times not to send money, they tried to wire him more than £1,700.

They were convicted of one terror count, for sending him £223, but were spared jail with suspended sentences.

The pair were found not guilty of a second terror charge of sending him a further £1,000, and the jury was undecided on a third charge.

They told the court they had wanted to help get their son out of danger in the war-ravaged country.

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