IS executioner ‘Jihadi John’ named by media

“Jihadi John,” the masked Islamic State man apparently responsible for the beheading of Western hostages, is named as former London resident Mohammed Emwazi by The Washington Post and the BBC.

Britain’s Metropolitan Police would not confirm the report, which identified the suspect as Kuwaiti-born Emwazi, who grew up in west London.

“We are not going to confirm the identity of anyone at this stage or give an update on the progress of this live counter-terrorism investigation,” says Richard Walton from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.


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