LONDON, England – Jihadi John has basically become the poster-boy for ISIS. We’ve seen the man beheading several hostages in ISIS videos and posting it all online for the world to see.
Until now, his anonymity was his greatest weapon, but U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies believe they know his identity. Officials have named him as Mohammed Emwazi.
The Washington Post suggests he’s from Kuwait, but grew up in a home in west London with his “well-to-do” family, where he earned a degree in computer programming.
FBI investigators are building a case should there be a chance to capture Emwazi, but as of now, U.S. and British officials are still unsure about his actual location.
Two suspected terrorists we do know a little more about today?
The FBI says Abdurasul Juraboev, 24, and his friend Akhror Saidakhmetov, 19 planned to fly from New York to Turkey, eventually crossing into Syria where they allegedly hoped to join ISIS.
Those plans went up in smoke, and their alleged friend/accomplice, 30-year-old Brooklyn business owner, Abror Habibov from Uzbekistan, was arrested in Florida for allegedly funding some of the efforts.
So, they’re sitting in custody, but no one knows the fate of the more than 250 Assyrian Christians abducted by ISIS. The Assyrian Human Rights Network fears they’ll face the same fate as Egypt’s Coptic Christians. Twenty were beheaded earlier this month.
Sources say ISIS is expected to release a video message aimed at President Obama, threatening to kill these hostages, but that has yet to surface.
Another video, has surfaced, however. Thugs with their ‘rule-with-an-iron-fist’ mentality opted to use sledgehammers and pickaxes to destroy ancient artifacts in a Mosul museum. This proves culture is just another casualty of the state of ISIS.