If only we could win their hearts and minds…. right?

The Telegraph has live updates from the press conference of Cage (formerly Cage Prisoners – the islamic organisation for apprehended jihadists)  He is, according to Asim Qureshi of Cage Research Director an “extremely kind, extremely gentle…most humble young person I ever knew”. Cage then blame …Read More…
Cage representative walks out of Sky news interview

Representative of Cage walks out of Sky News interview. He called the questions (which he didn’t really answer) racist and islamophopic. Kay Burley the interviewer told him to ‘get over yourself’.

He walked.

Jihadi John: Middle Class, College Educated Briton
by Rebecca Bynum

(Reuters) – The “Jihadi John” killer who has featured in several Islamic State beheading videos is Mohammed Emwazi, a Briton from a middle class family who grew up in London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming, the Washington Post newspaper said.

In videos released by Islamic State (IS), the masked, black-clad militant brandishing a knife and speaking with an English accent appears to have carried out the beheadings of hostages including Americans and Britons.

The Washington Post said Emwazi was believed to have traveled to Syria around 2012 and to have later joined IS.

“His real name, according to friends and others familiar with his case, is Mohammed Emwazi, a Briton from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming,” the Post said.

In each beheading video, he is dressed entirely in black, a balaclava covering all but his eyes and the ridge of his nose. He wears a holster under his left arm.

Hostages gave him the name John as he and other Britons had been nicknamed the Beatles, another was dubbed George.

The paper said he had been born in Kuwait, was raised in a middle-class neighborhood in London and occasionally prayed at a mosque in Greenwich, southeast London.

Police declined to comment on the reports.

“We are not going to confirm the identity of anyone at this stage or give an update on the progress of this live counter- terrorism investigation,” said Commander Richard Walton of the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command in a statement.

The Post quoted friends of Emwazi, who spoke on condition of anonymity, as saying they thought he had started to become radicalized after a planned safari in Tanzania following his graduation from the University of Westminster in London.

They said Emwazi and two friends — a German convert to Islam named Omar and another man, Abu Talib — never made it to the safari. On landing in Dar es Salaam, in May 2009, they were detained by police and held overnight before eventually being deported, they said.

No comment was immediately available from the University of Westminster.

The Post said counter terrorism officials in Britain detained Emwazi in 2010, fingerprinting him and searching his belongings.

7 thoughts on “If only we could win their hearts and minds…. right?”

    1. @Free Speech,

      Now, it seems as if the new norm, is that Muslims like Mo Emwazi, the Murderer ( Now knowing his real name, he is not worthy of such sensational title as Jihad John, but as the named MURDERER that he is.) “was known to authorities.”

      I’ve come to hate that phrase.

  1. I see the risk of engaging i fruitless discussion of “Who started first”, like for a lithe boy who get punched and eventually gets before the principal to respond under the accusation that he started first.

    In history this reasoning proved unsuccessful with Islam and actually it has become a trap many times.

    The question to ask punctually to Muslims and Islam is if they respect our constitutions and laws, if they believe and are willing to reciprocate freedom and privileges worldwide, if they believe in the reversibility of electoral outcome and governments, if they agree with the principle that State and Church/Mosque should be kept in two distinct sphere of government and finally but if their objective is the establishment of Sharia and the Calipha.

    By the sincere or objectively detectable answer the decision should be made if and who should go or stay.

    Simple and without circling around “who started first” – as history has also already replied to such a question.

  2. Sadly, Sheik is correct it is gonna go the way of Kill, as the West is on a projection of being weary of being killed.

    Having said that, if anything, the onus does not lay with the West to win hearts in minds of Muslims, but it is really in the reverse. As Muslims across the world have shown time and time again what they do to unbelievers and what they really think of someone outside their group, the responsibility really lies upon them to win our hearts and minds.

    And since, no one on this site will be holding their breaths for that to happen. We already know what Muslims think and how they act in the various pernicious ways towards the Nonbelievers.

    We don’t need to know anything else.

  3. Sheik,

    Hussein Osman was made to come out if the flat he was hiding in in West London, by the Met police in his underwear and the best line ever, he replied, “Why must I come out in my underwear?!”

    When ever his name, Hussein Osman is mentioned as it was in the link to this article proving his association with known terrorists, the 7/7 bombers.

    The media and bloggers should only ever show him in his white underpants. This is how this attempted murderer should ever be shown to the public.

    In his pants.

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