The identity of the man behind ISIS brutality has finally been unmasked as family members of his victims continue to air mixed reactions on the way forward. Daughter of slain hostage David Haines is quoted as saying that it would be nicer if he were dead. Until recently the militant behind a series of gruesome killings was only known as ‘Jihadi John’.
The U.S. intelligence has already said that the terrorist’s real name was Mohammed Emwazi with a human rights group that he allegedly worked for saying he was a 26-year-old British citizen born in Kuwait. It is alleged that he became radicalized after a series of harassment by the U.K. police forces when he tried to travel abroad.
In each of the videos, the brutal killer has appeared dressed in all black with a balaclava covering his face. Last month he appeared in a video carrying out the killing of Japanese nationals Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto. The Scotland Yard, as well as Downing Street, have refused to confirm reports about jihadi john identity.
Bethany Haines the daughter of slain hostage David Haines has already said he won’t criticize security forces for stopping Emwazi from reaching Syria. The family of slain U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, on the other hand, believe that the killer ‘Jihadi John’ will one day be brought to justice.
The family’s spokesman Barak Barfi speaking to Sky News said he hoped that Emwazi will be arrested by American Intelligence and be convicted of crimes of beheading their son. However, the mother of James Foley, the first U.S journalist to come under the knife of the brutal killer has said she forgives him describing his involvement with the terror group as ‘an ongoing tragedy.
Scrutiny continues to mount over claims that Emwazi was a graduate of the University of Westminster and that security agencies in the U.K knew him before he joined the ranks of ISIS in 2013.