Jihadi John alias Mohammed Emwazi has reportedly apologized to his family for the shame he has brought to them, however he expressed no remorse for his heinous crimes.
He sent his apology via a third party from Syria to his family, who have been forced into hiding after receiving death threats.
Emwazi, who has been identified as the ISIS executioner known as "Jihadi John", expressed remorse for the "problems and trouble the revelation of his identity has caused," according to Sunday Times.
However, Emwazi has not apologized for the barbaric murders he committed on camera of several hostages, including the British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning.
It is also said that Emwazi, apologised for self-interested reasons, as Muslims who dishonour their parents are believed to be more likely to go to hell.
Emwazi's father, Jasem, has fled to Kuwait. He had reportedly called his son a "terrorist" and "dog" last week. But later he backtracked from these remarks, questioning whether his son was in fact "Jihadi John" as there is "no proof".
Emwazi is perhaps the most chilling exemplar of the radicalization trend that is gaining pace not just in Britain but also in France, Belgium, Denmark and other countries in western Europe.
Emwazi, a computer science graduate from the University of Westminster, is believed to have escaped from Britain in early 2013 by hiding in a freight lorry on a Channel ferry, before travelling on to Turkey and then Syria.
He was identified last month as Mohammed Emwazi by Washington Post. Born to Iraqi parents, Emwazi and his family moved to Britain in 1994, after the Kuwaiti government rejected their application for citizenship.