“Jihadi John’s fourth Beatle unmasked as refugee given shelter in UK,” by Tom Whitehead and Harry Yorke, Telegraph, May 23, 2016 (thanks to John):
A refugee given shelter in Britain as a child has been unmasked as the fourth brutal member of Jihadi John’s “Beatles” execution squad who went to Syria after being radicalised in just 17 days.
Former fairground mechanic El Shafee Elsheikh is believed to be the fourth member of the all-British group of fanatics who held and executed western hostages, including two Britons, for Isil.
The 27-year-old was a close friend of Mohammed Emwazi, who was revealed as Jihadi John last year, and grew up in the same part of west London.
In a further insult to the UK, Elsheikh was given shelter here aged just five when his Communist supporting parents fled Sudan and claimed asylum.
His devastated mother last night disowned her son and revealed how he became an extremist just 17 days after attending sermons at local mosques.
Security and intelligence sources believe Elsheikh was one of the four violent guards who held hostages in Raqqa and became known by their captives as “the Beatles” because they were all British.
Emwazi, who beheaded several westerners on video including Britons David Haines and Alan Henning, was killed in a drone strike in November last year.
The other two members of the group were later revealed as Londoners Aine Davis and Alexanda Kotey.
Elsheikh is understood to be living in Syria with two wives and two young children who were both born out there.
His mother, Maha Elgizouli, from White City, said her son was influenced by west London hate preacher Hani al-Sibai, who was also an alleged influence for Emwazi.
She said he began attending sermon at three mosques the following year and rapidly became a fanatic. He left for Syria in April 2012….