'Jihadi John' Apologizes to Family for Trouble He Has Caused Them

The 26-year-old recently outed as Mohammed Emwazi relayed the message of regret from Syria via a third party, The Sunday Times reports.

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Mohammed Emwazi, better known as Islamic State executioner "Jihadi John," has apologized to his family for the shame and scrutiny he has brought on them after being identified as the masked militant.

The Sunday Times reported that the 26-year-old Emwazi relayed the message of regret from Syria via a third party.

Emwazi is reportedly sorry for the “problems and trouble the revelation of his identity has caused” his family, according to an informed source.

Emwazi apparently did not express remorse for his savage actions, including the on-camera beheading of Western hostages.

Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Briton from a prosperous family who grew up in London and graduated with a computer programming degree, was outed as "Jihadi John" by the Washington Post late last month.

The Washington Post said Emwazi, who used the videos to threaten the West and taunt leaders such as U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron, was believed to have traveled to Syria around 2012 and to have later joined the Islamic State.

Emwazi's family was forced into hiding after he was identified.