‘Jihadi John’ was the name given to the brutal murderer who killed journalists and aid workers on videos that horrified the world. The killer was unmasked as Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born Computer Science graduate who was raised in west London and attended a mosque in Greenwich.
thenypost James Foley’s murder video featured ‘Jihadi John’
Emwazi had gained notoriety after videos of the brutal beheadings of US journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, US aid worker Peter Kassig, British aid workers Alan Henning and David Haines and Japanese hostages Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa were shared by ISIS.
thenypostMohammed Emwazi unmasked
Apparently, Emwazi’s unmasking has lessened his value as a killer. The publicity that this British-accented masked killer received when his identity was revealed was immense. According to sources, Emwazi fears that some jealous fellow ISIS recruits might end up killing him.
mirror Mohammed Emwazi as a school boy
Emwazi was trained at the same camp in Libya as Tunisian beach gunman, Seifeddine Rezgui. The camp is located in Sabratha, close to the Tunisian border and was set up specifically to target Western tourists on the Mediterranean coast. Rezgui, 23, had opened fire on a beach in Sousse, Tunisia, and killed 38 people.
ibtimes Jihadi John’s victims
Coincidentally, earlier this month, another well-known member of ISIS and a man who was also suspected of being Jihadi John back when the killer’s identity was a mystery, Abdel-Majed Abdel Bary, also fled from ISIS. In 2014 Bary had claimed that he was kidnapped and tortured by a rival Islamic terror group.
newsnyork Bary used to rap as ‘L. Jinny’