Jihadi John


How Four West London Men Became the ISIS 'Beatles'

The story of the four British men infamous for torturing and beheading prisoners in Syria.
Adam Forrest
war and conflict

Latest Issue of Islamic State Magazine Pays Tribute to Paris Attackers

A photo montage featuring nine of the 10 Paris attackers identifies two of the men as Iraqi militants. It is speculated that the pair could be the two as yet unidentified suicide bombers who detonated explosive vests outside the Stade de France stadium.
Pierre Longeray

Remembering the Times We Met the Alleged 'New Jihadi John' in East London

VICE director Rhys James met with Abu Rumaysah, accused of being ISIS's new executioner, a number of times before he fled the UK for Syria.
Jamie Clifton

The VICE Morning Bulletin

This morning, Romney could be set to make a return, the US launch a drone strike against Jihadi John, an unidentified piece of space debris comes to Earth, and more
VICE Staff

'Jihadi John' Reported Dead Following US Airstrikes in Raqqa

British citizen Mohammed Emwazi was known for appearing in a string of horrific IS beheading videos. A US military source says there is a "high degree of certainty" that he's been killed.
Reuters and VICE News

What Going to School with Jihadi John Taught Me About Radicalization

White, middle class teachers aren't the right people to quell extremism.
Nile Rice

Recording Emerges of 'Jihadi John' Describing Harassment by UK Intelligence and Condemning 9/11

NGO CAGE, which was in contact with Mohammed Emwazi for two years, has released an interview in which he recounts a run-in with MI5 — an incident the prisoner rights group has blamed for his radicalization.
Aws al-Jezairy and Jenna Corderoy
Islamic State

Jihadi John’s Past Has Ignited a Debate About Britain's Treatment of Muslims

The advocacy group Cage has claimed that British authorities persecuted Mohamed Emwazi, the young man identified this week as the masked Islamic State militant "Jihadi John."
Tom Dale
middle east

'If it Were Not for Him, it Would Be Somebody Else': Victims' Families Give Mixed Reactions to the Naming of 'Jihadi John'

Mohammed Emwazi, a 26-year-old computer science graduate from west London, was named on Thursday as the masked man featured in the Islamic State's beheading videos.
Sally Hayden

Islamic State's 'Jihadi John' Named as Mohammed Emwazi from West London

Masked militant who appeared in beheading videos of Western hostages named as Kuwaiti-born British citizen, reportedly arrested in Tanzania and interrogated by UK security services in 2009.
John Beck
Islamic State

Islamic State Video Purportedly Shows Beheading of Japanese Hostage Kenji Goto

A video released Saturday appears to show the masked militant known as "Jihadi John" executing Kenji Goto, a Japanese journalist kidnapped in Syria.
Olivia Becker

2014 VICE News Awards: Monster of the Year — Jihadi John

The Islamic State's unofficial spokesperson's grim brutality and familiar London accent marked him out as a haunting antihero, a symbol of the group's appeal to disenfranchised youth seeking reinvention.
Ben Bryant