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London family of Mohammed Emwazi moved to safehouse

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Jihadi John unmasked as Mohammed Emwazi
Jihadi John unmasked as Mohammed Emwazi

The London-based family of unmasked IS terrorist Mohammed Emwazi have been moved from their home in London and into a safe house, according to Sky News.

The move is believed to have taken place on Monday night, with the family being escorted out of their home in Paddington, with sources suggesting Emwazi's mother and his brothers and sisters may be among those who have been moved.

There are also unconfirmed reports from Kuwait that Emwazi's family there might also have been moved to a safe house, while a colleague of his father has revealed he is horrified by the actions of his notorious son.

Jassem Emwazi (51) said his son was "a dog and a terrorist" in a conversation with his colleague Abu Meshaal who said: 

"Mohammed called his father and said 'I'm going to Syria to fight jihad, please release me and forgive me for everything. Jassem said, I hope you die before you arrive in Syria'.

"He is sitting home and cannot even go to the mosque to pray because he is ashamed of his son. He doesn't want people to see him, so he is praying at home."

Security experts believe Emwazi travelled to Syria in 2013 to join the terror group, eventually taking on the mantle of IS "executioner", responsible for beheading at least five hostages, Britons David Haines and Alan Henning and Americans James Foley, Stephen Sotloff and Peter Kassig.