The father of a young boy taken to Syria by his British mother claims that his son was one of the boys who were seen executing prisoners in a Daesh propaganda video.
The distressed man, who wished to stay anonymous, spoke of his shock and claimed that his mother Sally Jones ‘brainwashed’ their son.
The Mirror reported that security services were probing whether the boy carrying out execution was the young son of the Kent mum-of-two.
She fled to Syria to fight for the terror group back in 2013, taking her son ‘Jojo’ with her and is believed to have renamed him ‘Hamza’.
According to the Mail Online, JoJo was aged 10 at the time. But his father, who has not seen his son in three years, is convinced that the boy featured in the latest video by the notorious terror group was his son.
“He was brilliant, just a normal boy – always chasing bugs, going down the park. I have had to block it out. It’s been hard, we just have to carry on. It’s disgusting he’s been brainwashed,” the father said.
In the sickening clip, five boys wearing camouflage are standing in front of five prisoners, thought to be Kurdish fighters, dressed in orange jumpsuits.
The propaganda video claims that the British boy’s name is Abu Abdullah al-Britani, a war name usually used to indicate British jihadists.
The boys point their handguns in the air before aiming them at the back of the heads of the captured hostages and firing. The other children are believed to be from from Egypt, Kurdistan, Tunisia and Uzbekistan.
A friend of the father added:
He was a happy boy, loving, caring, sensitive and a pleasure to be around. I’m angry at Sally for taking an innocent child who doesn’t know right or wrong. Children can be easily manipulated. He’s an innocent party and I want to know what makes a mother put her child in such a dangerous position.
Jones split from JoJo’s father shortly after his birth and married an Islamic radical Junaid Hussain, an Islamic radical. He was killed in a U.S. drone strike last year.
The Foreign Office said it was aware of the video but was unable to comment further.