Mohammed Emwazi, the sadistic terrorist nicknamed ‘Jihadi John,’ may be dead. The killer who brutally beheaded numerous captives on video for ISIS was targeted by airstrikes, and authorities are ‘confident’ this murderer was killed.
Though is real name is Mohammed Emwazi, the 27-year-old terrorist became known across the world as “Jihadi John.” The bloodthirsty member of ISIS became infamous around the world after appearing in multiple execution videos, slaughtering his innocent captives. Thankfully, his reign of terror may finally be over.
Mohammed may have been killed in a coalition airstrike in the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, reports CNN. Mohammed was in a vehicle that was reportedly targeted by a drone attack. Though his death has yet to be confirmed, Pentagon officials say that they’re “99%” sure that he was killed, reports the Daily Mail.
British Prime Minister David Cameron said that targeting Mohammed was “the right thing to do,” and that his death would be “A strike at the heart” of ISIS/ISIL. “He was Isil’s lead executioner,” David added, “and let us not forget he killed many, many Muslims too, and he was intent on murdering many more people. So this was an act of self-defense.”
Mohammed’s nickname was reportedly given to him by some of his former-hostages, since he was part of a four-person terrorist cell with British accents that the captives called “The Beatles.” Mohammed reportedly killed American journalist James Foley in 2014, in one of ISIS’s more graphic beheading videos. He also reportedly killed Steven Sotloff, David Haines, Alan Henning, Peter Kassig, Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto. Mohammed also reportedly participated in the beheadings of 21 Syrian soldiers.
Mohammed was born in Al Jahra, Kuwait, to Iraqi parents. He grew up in West London and reportedly became radicalized in 2009 after a planned safari in Tanzania fell apart, reports the Washington Post. He was detained at the Tanzania border and ultimately deported. Mohammed was reportedly outraged at how he was treated, and thus reportedly began his path to terrorism.
After expressing sympathies for al-Queada operative Aafia Siddiqui, Mohammed reportedly tried to move to Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, but authorities blocked him. He reportedly travelled to Syria in 2012, and then allegedly joined with ISIS/ISIL.
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— Jason Brow