After become a world-famous as an “ISIS beheader,” the so-called “Jihadi John” has been unmasked as an ex-gangster rapper-type who once smoked weed, drank vodka, and had relations with women outside of marriage.
It’s almost like the ultimate dream for a gangsta rapper to become the ultimate gangsta: the official beheader of one of the most notorious terror groups ever known to man, ISIS, aka Islamic State. Kind of makes Dr. Dre, Eminem, and even N.W.A. look extremely mild in comparison.
Either way, the notorious executioner was unmasked this week as Londoner Mohammed Emwazi, who used to fancy himself as a bit of a rapper and a proverbial “bad boy.”
He had a reputation for being violent towards males while “borderline stalking” a girl for whom he had an obsession.
When he was just 16, Emwazi attended the Quintin Kynaston school in St. John’s Wood, London, and was allegedly fixated with Ahlam Ajjot, now 27, who spoke about being stalked by him.
“He never spoke to girls unless he had to. He was awkward. I never knew Mohammed liked me and I can’t believe it now when I think about him feeling that way. I was so shocked when I saw the news that he was Jihadi John. I couldn’t believe the pictures of him in a balaclava and in Syria.”
Another friend of Jihadi John, who wished to remain nameless, told the Sun that to her mind he was a total “hypocrite” and that if he tries to make out he is a devout Muslim, it’s “laughable and shameful,” as he used to take part in rowdy vodka drinking sessions and smoked cannabis regularly.
The friend added, “I never saw him pray or wear Islamic dress — he would not even mention religion at all.”
Emwazi, who was born in Kuwait, moved to Britain with his parents when he was 6. Claims have emerged that he was “never the same again” after colliding with a goal post as a child.
The friend who met Emwazi in 2001 said he often got into fights with other boys at school.
“I saw him get into a fight in the sports hall. It was over a game of pushing and shoving, He was suspended from school for two days because of that fight, but he didn’t seem to care — he was very rebellious.”
The friend added, “He would enjoy sitting in the corner, smoking weed. It didn’t bother him that it was illegal or against his faith.”
Since Emwazi, in his “Jihadi John'”alter-ago, has become the poster boy for ISIS, this emerging information about his background would normally be embarrassing.
But embarrassment is not really a big issue with ISIS, and it’s not as if he’s the only Muslim who ever drank alcohol and smoked weed. Religion and hypocrisy are natural bedfellows. Sometimes, literally.