“Jihadi John” is Mohammed Emwazi from West London
Monitoring Desk: “Jihadi John” is Mohammed Emwazi from West London, reports RT Russia.
According to RT Russia, ISIS militant who has featured in videos while executing of Western hostages, known as ‘Jihadi John’, has been name and he is reportedly Mohammed Emwazi, a young British man who was known to British security services. He is believed to be from West London.
“Security agencies did not disclose his name earlier due to operational reasons. Emwazi is thought to have killed American journalist James Foley in a video released last August”, RT added.
He is further believed to have featured in the videos of the beheadings of US journalist Steven Sotloff, British aid worker David Haines, British taxi driver Alan Henning, and US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known as Peter.
He is reported be a computer studies graduate from Queen’s Park in West London and he traveled to Syria in 2012 and joined the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS).
Daily Mail London added that Scotland Yard said it would not confirm the name, because it would put lives at risk in a live operation. Commander Richard Walton of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) said:
‘We have previously asked media outlets not to speculate about the details of our investigation on the basis that life is at risk”.