Middle East

Jihadi John: quiet football fan who developed thirst for war

A large mural in a playground near a residential address in London on February 27, 2015, where Kuwaiti-born London computer programmer Mohammed Emwazi, identified by experts and the media as masked Islamic State militant 'Jihadi John', is once believed to have lived. 'Jihadi John', the masked Islamic State militant apparently responsible for beheading Western hostages, was first named in a US newspaper report on February 26. AFP PHOTO / NIKLAS HALLE'N

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on February 28, 2015, on page 9.




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