ISIS Beheader, Jihadi John's Real Name Revealed

ISIS Beheader, Jihadi John's Real Name Revealed

 The face of masked Islamic State militant responsible for the public beheading of western hostages has been revealed by the Washington post.

They revealed that the evil man behind the gruesome videos was Kuwaiti-born London computer programmer Mohammed Emwazi.

The proof of this was agreed by a leading think tank researching foreign jihadists and a British security official.

Also agreeing to the report was the NYtimes, and British leading tabloids Guardian and the BBC in Britain but they did not cite sources.

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The London Metropolitan Police said the report was just speculation and said it was “not going to confirm his identity”.

The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King’s College in London also agreed to the report saying it was “accurate and correct”.

One civil rights group named Cage said they were in contact with Emwazi for two years over his alleged harassment by British security services, said the man bore “striking similarities” to the hooded militant.

But their research director, Asim Qureshi said “there was no way he could be 100 percent certain”.

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They also revealed that one MI6 agent named Nick had earlier tried to recruit him while interrogating him at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport in 2009.

Emwazi was expelled from Tanzania with two friends after being accused to join Islamist militants in Somalia but on a trip that he said was a holiday after finishing university.

“Why don’t you work for us?” Emwazi quoted “Nick” as telling him. After refusing, he said the officer told him: “You’re going to have a lot of trouble, you’re going to be known, you’re going to be followed”.

He was then rejected entry to Kuwait three times and he then left london in 2013.

Police then proceeded to tell his family “that they had information that he had entered into Syria”.

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Emwazi is said to be 26 and was identified by friends and others familiar with the case to the post, with one acquaintance telling the paper: “I have no doubt that Mohammed is Jihadi John“.

He comes from a middle class family and is a computer programming degree holder.

King’s College research centre said it showed that radicalisation “is not something driven by poverty or social deprivation”.

“Ideology clearly plays a big role in motivating some men to participate,” it said.

British intelligence officers estimate that there are around 700 homegrown militants fighting for IS in Syria and Iraq.

“British fighters have clearly demonstrated that they are not in this conflict to take a back seat. They are full participants in this war, operating as suicide bombers, hostage takers, and executioners.”

Jihadi John has been on the most wanted list of many Western countries after his evil beheading videos in which he has called out World leaders.


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