Published On: Sat, Feb 28th, 2015

New Report: Mohammed Emwazi identified as ‘Jihadi John’

The Muslim terrorist leader who has been shown beheading hostages in numerous ISIS videos has reportedly been identified. The terrorist, who had been called “Jihadi John” by authorities, was identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwait-born Londoner who had been on a watch list in the UK.
Emwazi is in his mid-20s, studied at the University of Westminister, earning a degree in computer programming after he moved to the UK in 1994, as detailed by a new BBC report.
Alan Henning was beheaded by ISIS - their leader has been ID'd as Mohammed Emwazi

Alan Henning was beheaded by ISIS – their leader has been ID’d as Mohammed Emwazi

“Emwazi first appeared in a video last August, when he apparently killed the US journalist James Foley….He was later thought to have been pictured in the videos of the beheadings of US journalist Steven Sotloff, British aid worker David Haines, British taxi driver Alan Henning, and American aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known as Peter,” the BBC states.

Emwazi was prevented from returning to Kuwait when officials denied his visa. Again in 2013, he tried to return to Kuwait and was stopped a second time. The same year, Emwazi’s parents reported him missing; police informed his family that he had entered Syria, where it is believed he joined ISIS.
The identity of the terrorist was first reported by a unnamed civilian who claimed to be a former friend of Emazi. He or she reportedly said there was “no doubt” Emwazi was the jihadist shown in the videos.
ABC News reports British authorities said the investigation of Emwazi is ongoing and refused to confirm the jihadist’s identity.
A London Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command spokesman said, “We have previously asked media outlets not to speculate about the details of our investigation on the basis that life is at risk.”
“We are not going to confirm the identity of anyone at this stage or give an update on the progress of this live counter- terrorism investigation,” he continued.
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