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“Jihadi John”: Islamic State killer is Identified as Londoner Mohammed Emwazi

posted on February 26, 2015

Souad Mekhennet and Adam Goldman of The Washington Post report that the masked man seen in many of the ISIS beheading videos is Briton Mohammed Emwazi. Emwazi grew up in the suburbs of London, where his beliefs began to radicalize after a trip to Tanzania. The British government has yet to confirm his identity, saying in a statement, “Our prime minister has been clear that we want all those who have committed murder on behalf of ISIL to face justice for the appalling acts carried out. There is an ongoing police investigation into the murder of hostages by ISIL in Syria. It is not appropriate for the government to comment on any part of it while this continues.”

Read at The Washington Post