Damascus: The notorious ISIS executioner, a Briton known as Jihadi John who featured in several beheading videos, has reportedly fled Islamic State-controlled territory, fearing that the publicity surrounding him will eventually result in his head served on a plate by his fellow terrorists.
Emwazi is terrified that “jealous” jihadists will kill him. In addition, Emwazi is said to be have been very wary of the possibility of US special forces hunting him down for his role in the killings of Americans and Britons, as well as Japanese nationals Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto.
Emwazi, who moved to the UK at the age of six, comes from West London. He attended Quintin Kynaston Academy, and then the University of Westminster where he studied computer programming. The 26-year-old arrived in Syria in 2012 to fight alongside the jihadists to eventually become the poster-child of foreign-sourced IS warriors.
In his execution videos, Jihadi John concealed his identity by covering himself from head to toe in black. Despite this, several facts pointed to the fact that he was a foreigner. He spoke with an apparent London accent and has a skin tone consistent with Middle Eastern descent. In March 2015 Emwazi’s mother reportedly recognized Jihadi John’s voice as her son’s.