We have Jihadi John’s name now (in case you give a flip)

We have Jihadi John’s name now (in case you give a flip)

[Ed. – I don’t.  As you’ll note, he had a degree and a job.]

The masked Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John”, who has been pictured in the videos of the beheadings of Western hostages, has been named.

He is Mohammed Emwazi, a Kuwaiti-born British man in his mid-20s from west London, who was previously known to British security services. …

Earlier this month, the militant featured in a video in which the Japanese journalist Kenji Goto appeared to be beheaded. Hostages released by IS said he was one of three British jihadists guarding Westerners abducted by the group in Syria. They were known collectively as “the Beatles”. …

Emwazi’s difficulties began when he travelled to Tanzania in May 2009 following his graduation in computer programming at the University of Westminster, Mr Qureshi added.

He and two friends had planned to go on a safari but once they landed in Dar es Salaam they were detained by police and held overnight. …

Emwazi later moved to Kuwait, where he got a job at a computer company. …

Emwazi was believed to have travelled to Syria around 2013 and later joined IS, which has declared the creation of a “caliphate” in the large swathes of Syria and neighbouring Iraq it controls.

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