Friday, 27 February 2015

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.  "

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