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'Jihadi John' Identified

Feb. 26, 2015

A man heretofore known only as “Jihadi John” was responsible for beheading several ISIL captives, including American journalist James Foley. His identity has now come to light. The Washington Post reports, “[H]is real name, according to friends and others familiar with his case, is Mohammed Emwazi, a Briton from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming. He is believed to have traveled to Syria around 2012 and to have later joined the Islamic State, the group whose barbarity he has come to symbolize.” Well, it certainly wasn’t poverty or the lack of a job that drove Emwazi. Next up: the identity of the ISIL jihadi who orchestrated the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians. He had an American accent. More…

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