Accused of beheading reporters, he was caught by Kurds.
I met him face to face. He got angry at me. Interview in English for @akhbar.
Find below final part of interview for @akhbar. Nope, he didn't like my set of questions.
In a series of tweets I'll now highlight what I think is significant in what he said.
Also some observations from the interview which btw took place in Kobani, Syria.
He refused to tell me how/where he got captured. But Kurds told me: He was arrested near Deir Ezzor &planned to move to Idlib.
Says: "First department of Defence; they were Okay. Then the FBI - the least respectable of the bunch."
Kept saying: "When they get along with legal process we can talk about accusations against me."
In other words: Get me out of Syria &I'll give in UK some (selective) info on my time in ISIS.
Said to me: "I think John Lennon wouldn't have liked it much."
From 1 min 55 sec:
a/ He never looked me in the eye. It was like I wasn't there.
b/ He's a very angry man. Hate for West. Told me he wants to live in Sudan.
c/ On the other hand, he prefers to be tried in UK.
d/ No remorse.
He told me that if time goes back to 2012, "I would do it all over again".
Really this guy has no remorse.
Same with ISIS Beatles member. Guy goes on about how he wants fair trial. I asked him if he thought his victims received fair trial? No answer of course.
But El Shafee ElSheikh shut me out, refused to answer.
Told me: "Every environment has corruption but nothing beats the West. I didn't contact no imam, i didnt contact anybody. I just knew some people who were already there. Arranged with them &I came".
Thank you all for massively watching my tv interview with ISIS Beatle member & I appreciate all ur feedback.
I asked if he wanted 2say something to his mother? He said: No.
Kurdish investigator offered ElSheikh possibility to write letter to mother. He refused.
Many Western countries refuse ISIS fighters back, but prisoners need jails, food etc. "ISIS came from Europe to kill us, now we have to feed our killers from our own pocket"