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WorldBritish terror suspect Jihadi Jack wants to go home to mum

05:51  26 february  2019
05:51  26 february  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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British terror suspect Jihadi Jack wants to go home to mum British terror suspect Jack Letts wants to return to the UK, five years after running away to Syria. A British terror suspect known as ‘Jihadi Jack’ has revealed he wants to return to the UK because he misses his mum, sci-fi series Doctor Who and pasties.

Jack Letts, 23, ran away in 2014 to fight with Islamic State and has spent the past two years in a Kurdish prison in Syria, charged with being a member of ISIS.

Speaking to ITV News, the British-Canadian said he missed the comforts of British life.

British terror suspect Jihadi Jack wants to go home to mum© ITV Jack Letts (left) is being held in a Kurdish prison in Syria.

"I miss people mostly. I miss my mum. I know that sounds a bit toddler-ish,” the Muslim convert said.

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"Even if I could just see my mum - I would like just a phone call. I don't know if Britain can do that for me here, but I'd like just a phone call to my mum. It’s been two years.

"If I could make a request. I'm probably not in a position to make requests. That’s it all, really. I miss my mum.

"What else do I miss? I miss pasties. It's not really English - sort of Scottish isn’t it? I miss pasties. And Doctor Who. Sounds a bit stupid."

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British terror suspect Jihadi Jack wants to go home to mum© PA/AAP Jack Letts, who was nicknamed Jihadi Jack.

Letts, who has a British mother and Canadian father, said he doesn’t know if his Canadian passport is still valid or if he will ever be rescued.

British terror suspect Jihadi Jack wants to go home to mum Shamima Begum is desperate to return to the UK after giving birth. "I don't think I'm going to be given back to Britain, for example, or some Canadian official is going to come and help me because like I said, no one really cares," he said.

The homesick terror suspect told ITV News journalist Rohit Kachroo he learned Arabic in Jordan before moving to Kuwait, Iraq and eventually Syria, where he lived on the "the Oxford Street of Raqqa" and married an Iraqi woman who gave birth to their son.

British terror suspect Jihadi Jack wants to go home to mum© Facebook Jack Letts ran away to Syria in 2014. He said he welcomed the horrific Paris attacks of 2015 which left about 130 dead.

"To be honest at the time I thought it was a good thing," he said.

"Genuinely, at the time, we had this idea that when you're living in Raqqa getting bombed every five minutes by coalition jets and you see literally, I've seen children burnt alive."

It comes as ISIS brides Shamima Begum, from the UK, and Hoda Muthana, from America, both appealed to their respective countries to return home.

Both are mothers-of-one and live in refugee camps.

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