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Transformation of 'Jihadi John' -- from quiet Briton to suspected killer
Transformation of 'Jihadi John' -- from quiet Briton to suspected killer

The knife-wielding militant who appears in a string of grisly beheading videos, his face concealed by a black balaclava and speaking in British-accented English, has come to personify the brutality of the extremist group Islamic State. Nicknamed “Jihadi John” in the world’s media, he was unmasked Thursday as Mohammed Emwazi, who is in his mid-20s and was born in Kuwait and  raised in West London, and studied computer programming at the University of Westminster. The apparent transformation of Emwazi — described as a man who once had been kind and soft-spoken — into the face of ruthless extremism raised new questions about the allure of Islamic State and...

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