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ISIS Killer Identified as Computer Science Major Mohammed Emwazi

Posted on | February 26, 2015 | 36 Comments

Don’t tell @MarieHarf this, but middle-class Muslims from England with university degrees become radical Islamic terrorists:

The world knows him as “Jihadi John,” the masked man with a British accent who has beheaded several hostages held by the Islamic State and who taunts audiences in videos circulated widely online.
But his real name, according to friends and others familiar with his case, is Mohammed Emwazi, a Briton from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming. He is believed to have traveled to Syria around 2012 and to have later joined the Islamic State, the group whose barbarity he has come to symbolize. . . .
A representative of a British human rights group who had been in contact with Emwazi before he left for Syria also said he believed Emwazi was Jihadi John, a moniker given to him by some of the hostages he once held. . . .
The Kuwaiti-born Emwazi, in his mid-20s, appears to have left little trail on social media or elsewhere online. Those who knew him say he was polite and had a penchant for wearing stylish clothes while adhering to the tenets of his Islamic faith. He had a beard and was mindful of making eye contact with women, friends said. . . .
He was raised in a middle-class neighborhood in London and on occasion prayed at a mosque in Greenwich.
The friends, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the investigation, believe that Emwazi started to radicalize after a planned safari in Tanzania following his graduation from the University of Westminster.
Emwazi and two friends — a German convert to Islam named Omar and another man, Abu Talib — never made it on the trip. Once they landed in Dar es Salaam, in May 2009, they were detained by police and held overnight. It’s unclear whether the reason for the detention was made clear to the three, but they were eventually deported.
Emwazi flew to Amsterdam, where he claimed that an officer from MI5, Britain’s domestic security agency, accused him of trying to reach Somalia, where the militant group al-Shabab operates in the southern part of the country, according to e-mails that he sent to [Asim Qureshi, research director at the rights group, CAGE] and that were provided to The Post.
Emwazi denied the accusation and claimed that MI5 representatives had tried to recruit him. But a former hostage said Jihadi John was obsessed with Somalia and made his captives watch videos about al-Shabab, which is allied with al-Qaeda. . . .
Shortly afterward, Emwazi decided to move to his birthplace, Kuwait, where he landed a job working for a computer company, according to the e-mails he wrote to Qureshi. He came back to London twice, the second time to finalize his wedding plans to a woman in Kuwait. . . .
In June 2010, however, counterterrorism officials in Britain detained him again — this time fingerprinting him and searching his belongings. When he tried to fly back to Kuwait the next day, he was prevented from doing so.
“I had a job waiting for me and marriage to get started,” he wrote in a June 2010 e-mail to Qureshi. But now “I feel like a prisoner, only not in a cage, in London. A person imprisoned & controlled by security service men, stopping me from living my new life in my birthplace & country, Kuwait.”
Nearly four months later, when a court in New York sentenced Aafia Siddiqui, an al-Qaeda operative convicted for the attempted murder of U.S. personnel in Afghanistan, Emwazi expressed sympathy for her, saying he had “heard the upsetting news regarding our sister. .?.?. This should only keep us firmer towards fighting for freedom and justice!!!”

You can read the whole thing. Basically, Emwazi was suspected of terrorist sympathies as early as 2009. Contrary to anything claimed by the idiot Marie Harf, Emwazi’s grievance (like the grievances of jihadis in general) has nothing to do with economics and everything to do with Islam and hatred of the West. It may be true that many ISIS fighters come from impoverished backgrounds, but if poverty caused terrorism, then why aren’t the many millions of impoverished Hindus in India joining Hindu terrorist groups? Why don’t impoverished Buddhists join Buddhist terrorist groups? Why don’t impoverished Baptists join Baptist terrorist groups?

No, it’s not Hindus or Buddists or Baptists or Lutherans or Zorastrians who hate us and want to kill us. It’s Muslims.

Why do they hate us? BECAUSE THEY HATE!



36 Responses to “ISIS Killer Identified as Computer Science Major Mohammed Emwazi”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    February 26th, 2015 @ 9:58 am
  2. Dana
    February 26th, 2015 @ 10:09 am

    Surely, surely! all of this information is incorrect! I mean, this just can’t be!

    Unless, of course, Mr Emwazi was actually the victim of bullying and multiple microaggressions . . . .

  3. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    February 26th, 2015 @ 10:12 am

    That will do it every time. Nazis, Communists, Islamofascists…they are actually the victims of a patriarchal H8ey H8ful society. Let’s get some feminists in power…what could go wrong?

  4. Dana
    February 26th, 2015 @ 10:15 am

    I figured it out: as a computer science nerd, he was prob’ly into all sorts of online computer games, which we all know are horribly raaaaacist and sexist, and those are what messed up his mind.

    Why, he probably can’t even tell the difference between online beheadings and real killings!

  5. Jeanette Victoria
    February 26th, 2015 @ 10:25 am

    Liberal are such morons let me list the number of terrorists who are MDs!

    Dr. Abdel Aziz Al-Rantisi–Late HAMAS leader, pediatrician;

    Dr. Mahmoud Al-Zahar–HAMAS co-founder and leader, surgeon and lecturer at the Islamic University in Gaza;

    Dr. Fathi Abd Al-Aziz Shiqaqi–Late founder of Islamic Jihad and active in Fatah, physician;
    Dr. Wameeth Fadhli–A
    University of Texas medical doctor in the Galveston/Dickonson, Texas
    area, he sat in his vehicle, last summer, and shot several times at a
    random, 22-year-old infidel bicyclist.

  6. RS
    February 26th, 2015 @ 10:30 am

    The trope that “poverty causes [fill in the blank with whatever social evil you wish] is beloved by the Progressive Left, because it kills so many birds with a single missile. It eliminates personal agency, morality and responsibility; by implication, it requires a cadre of “benevolent” philosopher kings to set things right; it criticizes success and capitalism because it rests on the misbegotten view that all human interactions are zero-sum; and of course, it necessitates the immediate transfer of the fruits of one’s labors to others who are deemed “more deserving,” that is, establishing yet another victim class to be exploited for political power.

    The insidious thing, of course, is that there is always someone at the top of the pile. Bill Gates could hand over his money to a random poor person on the street, but according to the Left, the now impoverished Gates would sit atop Mt. Mount morality, while the heretofore poor person would morph to Evil Incarnate. Philosophically, the endgame is obvious: reduce everyone to a state of penury; and egalitarianism of misery.

  7. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    February 26th, 2015 @ 10:31 am

    #GamerGate is to blame!

  8. M. Thompson
    February 26th, 2015 @ 10:38 am

    Let them hate.

    As long as they fear.

  9. trangbang68
    February 26th, 2015 @ 10:47 am

    Just goes to show that trying to educate a demon possessed barbarian is like putting lipstick on a pig. The only thing this rat will understand is high explosive in nature.

  10. kilo6
    February 26th, 2015 @ 11:06 am

    Let’s get some feminists in power…what could go wrong?

    I imagine that would go something like the way the Samurai handled microaggressions … instant punishment

  11. Quartermaster
    February 26th, 2015 @ 11:44 am

    Alas, they have lost their fear of us because Zer0 and his ilk have given them nothing to fear.

  12. Quartermaster
    February 26th, 2015 @ 11:46 am

    Just more slander of the Religion of Pieces.

  13. kbiel
    February 26th, 2015 @ 12:09 pm

    No, no, no. You have it all wrong. Emwazi couldn’t get a job with Google or Facebook, so he had no choice but to join ISIS.

  14. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    February 26th, 2015 @ 12:16 pm

    Fortunately most of them lack the coordination to pull that off…then again a clean hit is better than a sloppy one. Better start training the field hockey teams, STAT

  15. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    February 26th, 2015 @ 12:18 pm

    Did Emwazi proclaim himself as a Republican? That is the only way you kill any chance for working for Google or Facebook is that.

  16. texlovera
    February 26th, 2015 @ 12:28 pm

    And don’t forget Major Nidal Hassan, former United States Army psychiatrist and Medical Corps officer who, while still serving as a major in the US military, fatally shot 13 people and injured more than 30 others in his one-man terrorist attack at Fort Hood on November 5, 2009.

  17. texlovera
    February 26th, 2015 @ 12:32 pm

    Heh. Bet he was assigned to come up with a Mooslim alternative to the unclean “Siri” voice assistant.

    “Achmed!!!! How do I defuse this IED I accidentally strapped to my-


  18. Jeanette Victoria
    February 26th, 2015 @ 12:35 pm

    Maybe he self-identified as a heteronormative white male

  19. IceBerg77
    February 26th, 2015 @ 12:40 pm

    So what’s the answer to that? Send more troops back for another quagmire, endless war, and destruction of civil liberties here?

  20. Daniel Freeman
    February 26th, 2015 @ 12:43 pm

    Philosophically, the endgame is obvious: reduce everyone to a state of penury; and egalitarianism of misery.

    Everyone except the clerisy (who will be assigned as commissars), of course.

  21. richard mcenroe
    February 26th, 2015 @ 12:55 pm

    Yeah! He probably played Grand Theft Auto every day!

  22. richard mcenroe
    February 26th, 2015 @ 12:57 pm

    Just as Obama and his ilk have nothing to fear from the GOP house slaves huddled around the kitchen table in DC.

  23. richard mcenroe
    February 26th, 2015 @ 12:57 pm

    Yes, we all noticed how greatly the destruction of civil liberties here has abated since we puilled the troops out.

  24. richard mcenroe
    February 26th, 2015 @ 12:58 pm

    You mean Gender Option number 57 in the Facebook Guide, after all the others?

  25. Dana
    February 26th, 2015 @ 1:35 pm

    I love it when a plan comes together:

  26. Adobe_Walls
    February 26th, 2015 @ 3:29 pm

    Dead people don’t fear or hate. I simply don’t see why we don’t see the rise of Daesh and it’s attempts to set up a Caliphate as a once in a millennium opportunity.
    Take those two guys from NY who we stopped from going to Syria. Why did we stop them? We can’t kill them in Brooklyn.

  27. Adobe_Walls
    February 26th, 2015 @ 3:39 pm

    The war needn’t be endless. Though we may have to extract oil through twenty feet of glass for a couple decades

  28. Proof
    February 26th, 2015 @ 4:27 pm

    Remember the hue and cry about the possibility of the US raiding Iraqi museums?

    If only someone had raided this museum before the barbarians got to it!

  29. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    February 26th, 2015 @ 4:34 pm

    That Rumsfeld was such a piker! These Daesh/ISIS guys know how to swing a hammer.

  30. M. Thompson
    February 26th, 2015 @ 4:44 pm

    Islam is a religion of peace the same way Joe Stalin was a man of peace.

  31. Mike Caputo
    February 26th, 2015 @ 5:38 pm

    Noooo! We’ve been exposed!

  32. Quartermaster
    February 26th, 2015 @ 7:28 pm

    Pieces, PIECES! C’mon, work with me here.

  33. Quartermaster
    February 26th, 2015 @ 7:33 pm

    The term “punitive expedition” has a certain meaning. You go in, kill the leaders, and break a bunch of stuff, then give the keys to someone else along with a memo “don’t make us come back.”

    By doing so, you also send a message to others that might consider giving you trouble. Send the message “trouble=destruction” and generally you will not have to send the message very often.

  34. Finrod Felagund
    February 26th, 2015 @ 8:02 pm

    Worse. Nethack. 🙂

  35. M. Thompson
    February 26th, 2015 @ 9:03 pm

    A piece of Romania, a peace of Germany, a piece of Poland…

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