Friday, 27 February 2015

First Photo Of 'Jihadi John' As Adult Revealed

Sky News
The first known photograph has emerged of Mohammed Emwazi - the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" - as an adult. Showing him with a goatee beard and wearing a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball cap, the image is revealed in student records from his time at the University of Westminster. It comes after the 26-year-old who became the masked face of the notorious terror organisation was identified as the figure seen in several videos of hostages being beheaded. Sky News can also exclusively reveal details of Emwazi's academic achievements during his stint at the university in London's Cavendish campus, between 2006 and 2009."

‘Jihadi John’: Islamic State killer is identified as Londoner Mohammed Emwazi

The Washington Post
“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!!!
In the interview, Qureshi said he last heard from Emwazi in January 2012, when Emwazi sent him an e-mail seeking advice."

CAGE Spokesman at Extremist Rally: “Support the Jihad of Our Brothers!”

Guido Fawkes
Asim Qureshi, the “research director” at “human rights” organisation CAGE, is all over the airwaves describing Jihadi John as a “victim” this afternoon. This video from 2006 shows Qureshi, when he had hair, addressing a Hizb Ut-Tahrir rally outside the US Embassy: ...." 

'Cold, sadistic and merciless': Mohammed Emwazi's journey to jihad

By this time, Emwazi was said to be a polite, observant Muslim with a penchant for designer clothes. He was also a member of a loose-knit group of Muslim youths who played five-a-side football together, were educated at the same schools, attended the same mosques, and were all impressed by a particular preacher, Hani al-Sibai.
Of that group, three are now dead, one is living in Sudan after being stripped of his British citizenship, a fourth cannot leave the UK for fear that he too will be deprived of his citizenship, and several are serving prison sentences.   .......He was associating with a number of people who were being scrutinised closely by MI5 and Scotland Yard.....
He was Bilal el-Berjawi, who had grown up in North Kensington after his family moved to the UK from Lebanon when he was an infant. In 2011, Berjawi was stripped of his British citizenship after he went to Somalia to join the Islamist group al-Shabaab, apparently gaining a senior position within its ranks. In January 2012, Berjawi was killed in a US drone strike in Somalia.......The following month Mohamed Sakr, who had been Berjawi’s next-door neighbour when they were growing up in London, was also killed in a drone strike in Somalia. Although born in Britain, Sakr’s parents were Egyptian, and the British authorities regarded him as a dual national. Like Berjawi, he had been stripped of his British citizenship shortly before the US drone strike. His parents promptly flew to Cairo and formally renounced their Egyptian citizenship, to prevent their two other sons from being deprived of their British status.   ........"

Isis murderer Mohammed Emwazi is Londoner on MI5’s radar since 2009

As early as September last year, MI5 and the FBI had identified Emwazi as the masked killer – just a few weeks after US senators passed legislation to authorise a $10m (£6.2m) reward for information that would aid the arrest and conviction of the masked militant.
However security agencies did not make his name public mainly because of fears about the impact his identification might have on hostages being held by Islamic State. A secondary reason was concern over the safety of Emwazi’s family in the UK, in case of retaliation.
According to people who have moved in jihadi circles in west London, Emwazi began to be noticed about five or six years ago. “That’s when he emerged, so to speak,” said one.  "

First picture of the face of the angelic schoolboy who turned into reviled ISIS executioner. How polite west London pupil became bloodthirsty Jihadi John

Daily Mail
  • He was born in Kuwait, but moved to Britain with his family at the age of six
  • He was on a terror watch list, but managed to flee to Syria in 2012

  • Tuesday, 24 February 2015

    Australia announces it will strip jihadists of their citizenship, stop their benefits and prevent them from travelling abroad

    Daily Mail
    • Many Australians who fight for the Islamic State will be stripped of their citizenship, PM says
    • More than 30 Australians have returned home after fighting for jihadist causes overseas, review reveals
    • Dual nationals will be stripped of their citizenship, Mr Abbott said in a landmark national security address

    Wake up Sweden - Canada has !

    The Star (Canada)

    With 2012 changes to immigration laws, the number of former refugees who lost their protected status — and permanent residency — has almost quintupled.  

    Ottawa has slowly — and quietly — stepped up efforts to strip permanent resident status from former refugees who were granted asylum in Canada and later returned to the country where they once faced persecution.
    Wielding new powers that came in with changes to immigration law in 2012, the federal government is now actively pursuing reopening asylum files under what’s known as a “cessation application” and forcing refugees whose circumstances have changed to leave Canada."

    Rog Tallbloke nails it:
    "Norway is willing to tell the truth about who the rapists are in Oslo. Meanwhile in Sweden