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Mohammed Emwazi AKA Jihadi John

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about ?Jihadi John?, the world?s most wanted man, is just how ordinary he actually is.

?Jihadi John? – the barbaric executioner of Western hostages held in Syria – has been unmasked as a computer studies graduate who grew up in a leafy and affluent suburb of west London.

His real name is Mohammed Emwazi, the eldest of six children, who took pride in his appearance, wore nice clothes, and appears – on the face of it at least – to have been a diligent student. He doesn?t even have a criminal record.

Nevertheless over the course of six years following his graduation, Emwazi undertook a journey that transformed him from benign teenager to the most demonic of killers, a blood-thirsty murderer who beheaded hostages, including Britons David Haines and Alan Henning, broadcast to the world in propaganda videos for the Islamic State.

Read in full: Jihadi John: From ordinary schoolboy to world’s most wanted man

-http://www.telegraph.co.uk

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