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27 February 2024

Video: Daesh's 15-year-old 'Jihadi John' - Emwazi plays ball

Images of Mohammed Emwazi from the video. (Al Bayan)

By Staff with Agencies

This new video from Channel 4 News UK on YouTube shows the youth believed to be executioner ‘Jihadi John’ -Mohammed Emwazi.

According to 'Al Bayan', who carried the video dating back to May 2004, it shows Emwazi playing ball with his colleagues after lunch in his school courtyard.

Various British press reports cited Emwazi, 15-years-old at the time was a rap fan, who followed Manchester United and wanted to be a footballer when he grew up.

Charities stop funding rights group

Two charities have stopped funding a rights group in contact with the man thought to be Daesh group executioner "Jihadi John" before he left for Syria, Britain's charities regulator has said.
Rights group Cage describes its work as supporting people arrested or raided as a result of the "war on terror" following the 9/11 attacks in 2001.

It worked with Mohammed Emwazi for over two years and, when he was identified by the 'Washington Post' as 'Jihadi John' last month, its research director Asim Qureshi described him as a "beautiful young man" and blamed British intelligence for radicalising him.

That claim was described as "reprehensible" by Prime Minister David Cameron's official spokesman.

he Charity Commission, a government body, said Friday that two charities, the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and the Roddick Foundation, have ceased giving money to Cage and will not do so in future.

Cage spokesman Amandla Thomas-Johnson said it respected the charities' decisions and thanked them for their past support.

"Cage will remain committed to its principle of speaking truth to power and calling for accountability and transparency," he added.

"We will not hesitate in performing our role as whistleblowers and as advocates for due process."