ISIS has finally confirmed the death of the infamous Jihadi John, the British fighter who beheaded hostages in a series of chilling videos released last year. However, the terrorist group made the announcement in a bizarre obituary that many believe is a clear message to America.
According to Daily Mail, the obituary was published in ISIS’ online magazine Dabiq, and it hails Jihadi John as an “honourable brother” and highlights his “sincerity, ambition and enthusiasm.” It also claims the terrorist was killed in a November drone strike in their Syrian stronghold of Raqqa in November after appearing “unintelligent” in order to evade MI5.
Born Mohammed Emwazi, the 27 year-old was killed on November 12 “as the car he was in was targeted in a strike by an unmanned drone in the city of Raqqa, destroying the car and killing him instantly.”
The obituary goes on to claim that on his last trip to leave the UK for Kuwait, Emwazi was stopped for questioning at the airport by MI5. It says he, “presented himself as unintelligent, as was his method when dealing with intelligence agencies.”
The piece claims he was “originally from the northeast of the Arabian Peninsula, while his mother originated from Yemen.” It continues:
“At a young age, the honorouable brother travelled with his family to London. This would become a place he grew to hate along with its kafir [non-Muslim] people, whose customs were far-removed from the praiseworthy values he was much accustomed to.
‘It was through the mercy and blessings of Allah that Abu Muharib attained the gift of a sound aqidah [creed] and correct manhaj [methodology] despite residing in one of the centres of kufr [non-belief] and despite the increased presence of deviants calling to the gates of Jahannam [hell].”
The obituary boasts that he escaped to join ISIS, “right under the nose of the much-overrated MI5 British intelligence agency.”
“Depending upon Allah alone for success, [Emwazi] with his companion embarked on a long and strenuous journey that totalled approximately two months and involved trekking the mountain ranges of Europe and its marshy farmlands, sneaking across borders and being detained by the authorities of various nations on at least two occasions.”
“It was [Emwazi’s] sincerity, ambition and enthusiasm to work and tire himself for Allah’s sake that granted him prominence, as he grew to be loved and respected by many,” it later adds.
Clearly, this obituary is a message to the U.S. telling us that the fighters who exhibit the type of ruthless behavior against Americans that Jihadi John did will be hailed as heroes by ISIS. That being said, we are certainly glad that this terrorist is dead!
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