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Moment mum discovered her son was Jihadi Jack

A mum has described the moment she realised her son was Jihadi Jack (Picture: SWNS)

The mum of a young Musl..

By admin , in England , at June 5, 2019

Moment mum Sally Letts discovered her son Jack Letts was Jihadi Jack

A mum has described the moment she realised her son was Jihadi Jack (Picture: SWNS)

The mum of a young Muslim convert dubbed Jihadi Jack wept in court as she told of the moment her son called her to say: Mum, Im in Syria.

Sally Lane, 56, told of the tightrope she and her husband John Letts, 58, were forced to tread as they tried to keep in contact with Jack Letts.

The couple are on trial at the Old Bailey accused of sending or trying to send sums totalling £1,723 to their son, even though they had every reason to believe he had joined Isis.

He was 18 when he left home in Oxford and travelled abroad, married in Iraq and moved to Raqqa in Syria, jurors have heard.

His parents allegedly ignored repeated warnings that they faced legal trouble if they tried to help their son while he was in Isis territory.

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Giving evidence at the Old Bailey, Lane told jurors her son had initially gone to Jordan and Kuwait to study.

John Letts and Sally Lane, the parents of Jack Letts, dubbed Jihadi Jack, arrive at the Old Bailey, London. The couple are charged with three counts of funding terrorism for sending money to their Muslim convert son after he joined Islamic State. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 22, 2019. See PA story COURTS Letts. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

John Letts and Sally Lane, the parents of Jack Letts, dubbed Jihadi Jack, arrive at the Old Bailey last month (Picture: PA)

She said: He seemed like he was enjoying himself, relaxing and enjoying the country.

But on September 2, 2014, phone records showed a flurry of calls.

Lane said: That was the day I found out. Jack phoned me. I was alone in the house. It was just a very quick phone call. He said, “Mum, Im in Syria”.

I was horrified. I screamed at him, “How could you be so stupid? You will get killed. You will get beheaded”.

Jack Letts, who is said to suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder, did not phone again until September 24, 2014.

Lane said: He apologised for not having phoned since that call. He said he had been ill. He had been travelling.

Jihadi Jack, the middle class convert from Oxford ?fighting for IS in Syria? Jack Ibrahim Letts / Jack Letts, who now uses the name Ibrahim, in a picture he posted on social media that shows him in Syria. /https://www.facebook.com/jackibrahim.letts/photos / Source: INTERNET

Jack phoned his mum to tell her he was in Syria

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated handout image issued by Counter Terrorism Policing South East of post by Muslim convert dubbed Jihadi Jack, Jack Letts, on Facebook which was shown to a jury in the trial at the Old bailey, London of John Letts, 58, and his wife Sally Lane, 56, who accused of sending him money despite having every reason to believe he had joined Islamic State. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 30, 2019. See PA story COURTS Letts. Photo credit should read: Counter Terrorism Policing South East /PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

A post by Muslim convert Jack Letts, on Facebook which was shown to a jury (Picture: PA)

He did not say exactly where he was. He tried to be reassuring, saying everything is fine. Its a civilian area, its not a war zone. Someone had looked after him when he was ill and not to worry.

Defence lawyer Tim Moloney QC asked: How did all that contact make you feel?

Lane replied: In the first few weeks, we did not know whether he was alive or dead. At least we were reassured he was alive.

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She attempted to use a £5,000 inheritance from her sons grandfather as a bribe to encourage him and his new wife Asmaa to get somewhere safe.

But on May 21, he posted a photograph of himself in Raqqa, Syria.

Meanwhile, the family continued to have acrimonious religious and political debates from afar.

John Letts and Sally Lane, the parents of Jack Letts, dubbed Jihadi Jack, arrive at the Old Bailey, London. The couple are charged with three counts of funding terrorism for sending money to their Muslim convert son after he joined Islamic State. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 22, 2019. See PA story COURTS Letts. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Organic tenant farmer John Letts, 58, and former fundraising officer Lane, 56, deny three charges of funding terrorism (Picture: PA)

Lane said: It was a bit different when he is actually in the region rather than in our kitchen.

On July 30, she said she felt sick when her son appeared to threaten to behead an old school friend, Linus Doubtfire.

Mr Doubtfire had posted a picture on Facebook as he completed his Commando Artillery Course in the British Army.

Jack Letts commented: I would love to perform a martyrdom operation in this scene.

His mother told jurors: I thought it was not him because it was a public post. Jack had told me that other people used his account.

Around this time also we were receiving false information. I received a message on an account saying he was dead, for instance.

BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Undated handout image issued by Counter Terrorism Policing South East of photo of a selfie sent by Muslim convert dubbed Jihadi Jack, Jack Letts to Sally Lane, which was shown to a jury in the trial at the Old bailey, London of John Letts, 58, and his wife Lane, 56, who accused of sending him money despite having every reason to believe he had joined Islamic State. PRESS ASSOCIATION</br><a href=https://metro.co.uk/2019/06/04/moment-mum-discovered-son-jihadi-jack-9811929/><strong>Read More – Source</strong></a></p>
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