Jihad John, was a spokesman and supposed executioner for ISIL/IS/ISIIS/Daesh, the character was played by an individual named Mohammed Emwazi a former rapper from London.
Emwazi seemed to have been selected for his capacity to irritate and inflame a credulous Western audience.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters that a US Air strike targeted a group of ISIL members, all foreigners as they left a building in Raqqa the group’s base in Syria.
“A car carrying four foreign ISIS leaders, including one British extremist was hit by U.S. airstrikes right after the governorate building in Raqqa city.”
“”All the sources there are saying that the body of an important British extremist is lying in the hospital of Raqqa. All the sources are saying it is of Jihadi John but I cannot confirm it personally.”
Emwazi was infamous solely for his appearances in the fake IS westerner execution videos.
Given than many of the beheading videos that Mohammed Emwazi participated in were clearly faked it is hard to know whether these reports are based on an authentic identity or merely an intelligence agency legend.
The Other Execution Video.
While the videotaped executions of Westerners James Foley, Steven Sotloff, David Haines, Alan Henning, Peter Kassig and the two Japanese victims Kenji Goto and Haruna Yukawa all appeared to be fraudulent and produced in a studio. The JIhad John character also appeared in a video entitled “We Will Burn America” that appeared to show the actual beheading of 18 Iraqi or Syrian prisoners simultaneously by eighteen supposed ISIL fighters including Emwazi.
It is not possible to completely prove this video is authentic, but if it was fake it cost millions of dollars. This was a genuinely horrific video showing in minute detail the severed necks of the victims.
The other thing about the “We Will Burn America” video that was completely different from the other ISIL executions involving the Jihad John character was that “We will Burn….” seemed to be filmed at a real outdoors location in the Middle East rather than the obviously studio filmed solo John videos.
Despite the fake nature of the John identity and the fake videos executions he conducted. I tend to believe that Emwazi was a real person, presumably an agent of British Intelligence playing the role he was asked to play and he realised too late that he was going to be the one who was burned.
The Daily Mail loved Emwazi he was a huge star in that paper. Within weeks I bet they will find another villain to fill the void. There will be some new British villain because you have to take care of the tabloids don’t you?
Without the Mail Online how would the plebs know who to hate?