“Jihadi John” Unmasked
“Jihadi John” Unmasked
“Jihadi John”, the brutal ISIS executioner who savagely murdered American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff as well as British aid worker David Haines, has been identified. According to Steven Swinford of the Telegraph:
James Comey, the director of the FBI, on Thursday became the first official on either side of the Atlantic to claim to have identified Jihadi John.
“I believe that we have identified him, I’m not going to tell you who I believe it is,” he said, according to NPR.
Asked if he would prioritise capturing the jihadist, he said: “We will do and expend the effort that I think the American people would want us to and expect us to.”
He refused to say whether the FBI believed the masked man actually carried out the murders of the three Westerners or if they were killed by someone else off-camera.
Last week, his 54-year-old father, Adel Abdel Bary, tearfully pleaded guilty in Manhattan Federal Court to conspiring to kill Americans and having a role in 1998 Al Qaeda bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that left 224 dead.
Is “Jihadi John” really the ISIS killer? While some officials seem certain, others are not. One thing is clear, the killer speaks Arabic very well, wore a mask in all the beheading videos, and likely grew up in an Arabic home in England. Meanwhile, the FBI has been working around the clock with MI5 and MI6 to identify the ISIS killer using tools such as sophisticated voice analysis technology to track the identity of this killer.
While it will be difficult to bring this ISIS killer to justice, knowing who he is will most certainly help to dismantle the ISIS network. According to former CIA officer Aki Peritz:
“Identifying him will allow both U.S. and U.K. security services to begin to identify his network of confederates, perhaps finding new links back to the West,” Peritz said. “He’s probably somewhere in Syria right now- since we’re now bombing that country, his personal safety is not assured anymore.”
The identity reveal comes just as the new Iraq PM reports that there are terrorist plots to take down the subways in New York and Paris. The NSA wouldn’t confirm the reality of the plot, while U.S. Rep. Pete King, said the new PM is “crying wolf”.
Whether the subway plot is real or not; we’ve stated here before that ISIS is very much a dangerous terrorist organization with a $6 Billion war chest. These terrorists must be dealt with forcefully. The daughter of murdered British Aid worker, David Haines, agrees.
Now his daughter Bethany, 17, has backed the use of military force against the terror group that used her ‘truly amazing’ father’s life to send a grisly warning to its enemies.
She said: ‘IS need to be eradicated. They can’t continue this way. They can’t be doing this to people and get away with it.
‘No matter what nationality, if they are Western or not. Hundreds of Syrians have been killed by them. They need to be stopped. If airstrikes and ground force is what it takes, that’s what it takes.’
She is right. For our own human satisfaction, we do want to know the ISIS killer’s identity. However, when it comes to ISIS as a whole, it shouldn’t matter who they are, where they were born, where they grew up, or what kind of family life they had. Anyone who is involved with ISIS must be stopped in their tracks by any means necessary.