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Jihadi John's Face Revealed

The Islamic State executioner known as "Jihadi John" has been identified as Mohammed Emwazi. Now, photos of Emwazi as an adult living in the U.K. have emerged.

Emwazi, 26, studied at University of Westminster in London between 2006 and 2009. He studied Information Systems with Business Management, although he failed two classes. He later went on to work as a computer programmer, Sky News reported.

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In Emwazi’s student photo, he’s wearing a Pittsburgh Pirates hat. He has a goatee and a mustache. In other words, he looks like the average college student.

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The normalcy of Emwazi’s photo is striking in light of his work with ISIS. Emwazi has reportedly beheaded several high-profile prisoners, including American journalist James Foley, American-Israeli journalist Steven Sotloff and British aid workers David C. Haines, Alan Henning and Peter Kassig. Emwazi also allegedly beheaded Syrian Arab soldiers, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto and security consultant Haruna Yukawa.

Sources: Sky News, NPR

Image via Sky


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