・‘Jihadi John’ is a Kuwaiti-born Londoner named Mohammed Emwazi | The Washington Post
But when the identity of the killer known as “Jihadi John” was revealed Thursday, the profile that emerged was disturbingly familiar: a young man whose parents’ decision to immigrate to the West afforded him a comfortable life and an education, but who ultimately found identity and succor in extremist ideology.
The Kuwaiti-born Emwazi appears to have left little trail on social media; his invisibility is so striking it appears his online presence may have been deliberately erased. […]
He was raised in a middle-class neighborhood in West London; he graduated from the University of Westminster in 2009 with a degree in computer science.
“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.”
Close friends of Emwazi’s also said his situation in London had made him desperate to leave the country. It is unclear exactly when he reached Syria or how.
・How the Washington Post unmasked Jihadi John | Telegraph