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SECRET IDENTITY

ISIS Beheader ‘Jihadi John’ Unmasked

The BBC reports that the masked man known as Jihadi John, who appeared in several of ISIS’s beheading videos, is a Londoner named Mohammed Emwazi. U.S. officials confirmed the name to Reuters. Emwazi is described as “a Briton from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming.” Close friends and a representative of activist group CAGE who had contacted Emwazi before he left for Syria in 2012 both confirmed his identity to The Washington Post.