It has been a mystery surrounded by significant speculation, but now it is revealed who the “man behind the mask,” known for committing acts of atrocity against hostages of ISIS really is. This from BBC News:
This from the Huffington Post:
“Investigators believe that the masked killer known as “Jihadi John,” who fronted Islamic State beheading videos, is a British man named Mohammed Emwazi, two U.S. government sources said on Thursday.
“In videos released by Islamic State (IS), the black-clad militant brandishing a knife and speaking with an English accent appears to have decapitated hostages including Americans, Britons and Syrians.
“He was born in Kuwait and comes from a prosperous family in London, where he grew up and graduated with a… (read more)
This from Time Magazine:
“A spokesperson at the British embassy in Washington decline to confirm the identity of “Jihadi John,” citing an ‘ongoing police investigation,’ according to the Post. ‘Our prime minister has been clear that we want all those who have committed murder on behalf of ISIS to face justice for the appalling acts carried out,” the spokesperson said.
“Bernadette Meehan, a spokesperson for the U.S. National Security Council, did not confirm Emwazi’s identify.
“’The U.S. Government continues to investigate the murder of American citizens by [ISIS],” Meehan said. “We will not comment on ongoing investigations and therefore are not in a position to confirm or deny the identity of this individual. As the President has said, no matter how long it takes, the United States will not rest until we find and hold accountable the terrorists who are responsible for the murders of our citizens. We are working closely with our international partners, including the British Government, to do everything we can to bring these murderers to justice… (read more)‘”