The Islamic State executioner known as “Jihadi John” was today named as a university graduate from London. Giving proof to the lie, yet again, that jihadis are poor, uneducated, disaffected, and the rest of that rot.
They are religious. It’s why they do what they do.
He prayed at a mosque in Greenwich, southeast London, which should be under constant surveillance. But that won’t happen, so as not to offend jihadis or appear islamophobic.
So much for Obama’s drivel about illiteracy and poverty being the cause of jihad violence.
The leftist/Islamic lie that is rammed down our throats by Islamic supremacists like Hamas-CAIR and spokesmen for Islam like President Obama, John Kerry, the media and academics across the world, that this has nothing to do with Islam, is insulting and absurd. It is evasion, false and fatal. They will attribute jihad to poverty, illiteracy, culture — anything but its true origins. State Department Spokesteenager Marie Harf went so far off the deep end, she said the Islamic State jihadists just needed jobs.
According to a new study, wealthy, better educated Muslims are more likely to wage jihad.
Jihadi John was a well-educated Londoner – the very point I made in our #AFDI “moderate” ad campaign that the media exploded over
It has been shown time and time again — whether it was the Muslim doctors who tried to blow up the Glasgow airport; or the wealthy, educated diplomat’s son who attempted to bomb a plane right out of the sky over Detroit on Christmas day; or the group of 45 Muslim doctors who plotted Islamic terror raids in the US; or the rich, well-educated Osama bin Laden; or the 19 9/11 hijackers. Jihad has nothing to do with wealth or education. It is a religion, a totalitarian and supremacist belief system.
One Muslima who joined the jihad, Aqsa Mahmood, grew up in an affluent neighborhood and attended a prestigious private school. The Time Square bomber was the son of an affluent banker and diplomat.
The jihadist who led the mass beheading of Christians on a beach in Libya was an American Muslim. Thousands of Muslims from Europe, North America, Australia, etc. are flocking to the Middle East to wage jihad. They grew up in the West. They went to good schools and came from affluent homes. Some stay in their own countries and aid and abet the jihad — like the business executive in India who also happened to run the most influential Twitter account followed by the Islamic State. Foreign jihadis, beheaders, rapists and slaughterers in the cause of Islam.
At the risk of repeating myself for the past ten years, this war is ideological. It’s religious and political, because Islam is political. Nationality, race, sex, ethnicity, borders, hair color, shoe size, and shirt color are irrelevant. The common thread is Islam — pure Islam.
And the Muslims fighting to establish an Islamic state in Libya have the same ideology and follow the same playbook as the Muslims fighting for an Islamic state in Iraq and Syria (Islamic State- ISIS), and the Muslims fighting for an Islamic state in Lebanon (Hezb’Allah), and the Muslims fighting for an Islamic state in Israel (Hamas), and the Muslims fighting for an Islamic state in China (Uighurs), and the Muslims fighting for an Islamic state in Nigeria (Boko Haram), and the Muslims fighting for an Islamic state in Russia, and the Muslims fighting for an Islamic state in the Philippines (MILF), and the Muslims fighting for an Islamic state in the Maghreb and Arabia (al-Qaeda), and the Muslims fighting for an Islamic state in Afghanistan (the Taliban), and the Muslims fighting for an Islamic state in Somalia (al-Shabaab), and so forth.
The Obama administration quislings make laughingstocks of themselves (and by proxy, the American people) when, for example, they say that “jihad a product of injustices, economics, and ignorance.”
The refusal to recognize reality will not spare us. Quite the opposite, I assure you: such irrational denial will continue to exact an unfathomable human toll.
How did he slip through the net? Police and security services spoke to Jihadi John three times in one year and put him on a terror watch list before he fled to join ISIS
Jihadi John revealed as computing graduate from Queen’s Park, London
Mohammed Emwazi, 26, is believed to have travelled to Syria in 2012
He has featured in six ISIS videos with journalists and aid workers
‘Accused by MI5 in 2009 of trying to reach Somalia’, home of Al Shabaab
Detained by UK counter-terror police in 2010 when arriving from Kuwait
Emwazi claimed agent from MI5 tried to ‘turn’ him to work for them
Outrage as lobby group Cage calls him ‘beautiful, kind and gentle man’
He is said to have been linked to London radical connected to Al Shabaab
Jihadi John’s old university was ‘hotbed of radicalism’, claims ex-pupil
Sir Menzies Campbell says case has ‘echoes’ of Lee Rigby death in 2013
By Mark Duell and Martin Robinson and Emma Glanfield for MailOnline
Unmasked: ISIS executioner ‘Jihadi John’ has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi from west London
The Islamic State executioner known as ‘Jihadi John’ was today named as a university graduate from London who was able to flee to Syria despite being on an MI5 terror watch list.
Mohammed Emwazi, of Queen’s Park, west London, was allegedly spoken to three times in one year by police and security services in Tanzania, the Netherlands and Britain.
The 26-year-old, who studied computer programming at the University of Westminster, is said to have travelled to the Middle East three years ago and later joined ISIS.
Jihadi John has featured in the execution videos of British aid workers Alan Henning and David Haines, U.S. journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, Japanese reporter Kenji Goto and Syrian soldiers.
His identity was confirmed this afternoon by two U.S. government sources. Whitehall sources meanwhile told MailOnline that Emwazi had been known to security services for at least weeks, probably months, but not made public because the priority was trying to find him.
Arabic speaker Emwazi has one brother and two sisters, and first moved to Britain aged six.
The son of a minicab driver, he was reported to have occasionally prayed at a mosque in Greenwich, south-east London.
But after graduating from university, in May 2009 Emwazi flew to Tanzania with friends apparently on a safari – but was arrested by police upon landing in Dar es Salaam and sent back to Britain.
En route he stopped in Amsterdam, where he claimed to have been accused by an MI5 officer of trying to reach Somalia, home of the militant group Al Shabaab.
Home: Minicab driver’s son Emwazi – who has three siblings – most recently lived at a flat in Queen’s Park
Emwazi claimed to have been harassed and intimidated by security services – and even complained to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
He alleged an agent from MI5 knew ‘everything about me; where I lived, what I did, and the people I hanged around with’ and claimed the organisation attempted to ‘turn’ him to work for them.
He told BBC Radio 4: ‘One of the difficulties here is you can’t keep an eye on everyone all the time and, as the committee found in the case of Lee Rigby, there’s no doubt that from time to time the security services have got to prioritise those upon whom they’re conducting surveillance.’
But meanwhile, Cabinet minister and former foreign secretary William Hague insisted a lack of funding was not to blame for the failure of spies to catch Emwazi.
And it was claimed Emwazi’s former university was a ‘hotbed of radicalism’ where students ‘celebrated 9/11’.
A picture began to emerge today of Emwazi’s background, including the details that:
- He was the son of a mini-cab driver and moved to Britain aged six, having been born in Kuwait
- He has three brothers and sisters and they all lived in a council flat in west London
- He is thought to have attended Quintin Kynaston Academy in St John’s Wood, north London, which was also attended by the singer Tulisa
- MI5 apparently persistently tried to recruit him after he graduated from university
- He claims counter-terrorism police arrested him in 2010 and put him on a terror watch list
- This was to stop him leaving Britain but he still managed to flee the country for Syria in 2012
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