SOL: Of course they allowed "Jihadi John" to travel back and forth because the British U.S. and Israel need him to perform these extreme acts of violence to enrage the Brits and Americans enough to support their government's war against these "Islamic State terrorist" that we both created to serve THEIR needs for regime changes. Jihadi John's identity was known all along by The British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS, or MI6), our CIA and the Mossad as they all were using him to further their agenda for regime changes that would favor Israel. You don't see these revelations in to U.S. media but much of the "foreign press" has said for some time that the leaders of the IS terrorist have British and North American accents and 'WE" are regularly air dropping weapons, war supplies food and vehicles to IS to keep them going. Iraq just shot down two British planes that were air dropping supplies to IS and the weapons being used by IS are from the U.S., British and Israeli. The whole world has knows this. Just read the Independent foreign press. There are always two sides to every issue. each side has its own perspective and agenda and somewhere in between is the truth. If you read ALL SIDES of any given issue long enough (without blinders) you will begin to see where the truth lies. Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Kurds and Iran are the only ones that are effectively beating IS and even the Ayatollah Khomeini, the Supreme Islamist leader in Iran, emphatically stated that IS is the enemy of Islam and are NOT Islamist.
27 February 2015 Last updated at 09:43 ET
'Jihadi John': Prime minister defends security services
The prime minister has defended the security services amid criticisms they failed to stop Mohammed Emwazi, known as "Jihadi John'", from joining Islamic State in Syria.
David Cameron said the security services made "incredibly difficult judgements" on the UK's behalf.
His comments came after it emerged Emwazi was known to authorities.
The PM said he would not comment on specific cases but urged the public to back the security services.
The masked Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John", who has been pictured in the videos of the beheadings of Western hostages, was identified this week as a Kuwaiti-born British man, in his mid-20s and from west London.
Emwazi first appeared in a video last August, when he apparently killed the US journalist James Foley.
He was later thought to have been pictured in the videos of the beheadings of British aid worker David Haines, US journalist Steven Sotloff, British taxi driver Alan Henning, and American aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known as Peter.
BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner told Radio 4's Today programme there were questions about how "someone on a terror watch list, somebody of real concern, was able to slip out of this country and turn up in Syria like that unhindered".
UK-based advocacy group Cage has suggested that MI5 may have contributed to the radicalisation of Emwazi.
Downing Street said the claim was "completely reprehensible", while London mayor Boris Johnson described Cage's comments as "an apology for terror".'Vast effort'
Mr Cameron defended the security services, praising the work of "these extraordinary men and women".
He said: "I meet with them regularly, I ask them searching questions about what they do and in my almost five years' experience as prime minister, I think they are incredibly impressive, hard-working, dedicated, courageous and effective at protecting our country.
"All of the time, they are having to make incredibly difficult judgements and I think basically they make very good judgements on our behalf, and I think whilst we are in the middle of this vast effort to make sure British citizens are safe, the most important thing is to get behind them."
Mr Cameron went on to say the security services' "dedication and work has saved us from plots on the streets of the UK that could have done us immense damage" within the last few months.
Mr Johnson said it did renew the argument about control orders - a form of house arrest for terrorist suspects - which were abolished by the coalition government in 2012 and replaced with Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures (TPims).
"It is vital when you are controlling these people to be able to relocate them, to take them away from their support networks and to monitor them properly," he said.
"The politicians who made that mistake need to think very carefully about why they did it and I think the benefit of the doubt was given too much to those who wish us serious harm."
David Anderson, the government's independent reviewer of terror legislation, said it was difficult not to have sympathy with the security services "when you see just how many cases they have to look at".
"A lot of people talk a good game when it comes to terrorism. The knack is identifying the few who are going to do something about it."Mohammed Emwazi's movements before heading to Syria
- 1. Aug 2009, refused entry to Tanzania: travels to Tanzania with two friends, but is refused entry at Dar es Salaam. Tanzanian police have denied Emwazi's name is on their database of suspected foreign criminals detained and deported in 2009, as he had claimed. Emwazi and his friends are put on flight to Amsterdam, where they are questioned. They return to Dover and are questioned again.
- 2. Sept 2009, travels to Kuwait for work: leaves the UK for Kuwait for work.
- 3. May/June 2010, returns to UK for holiday: he returns to the UK for an eight-day visit.
- 4. July 2010, refused re-entry to Kuwait: Emwazi returns to the UK once more for a couple of days. He is stopped at Heathrow on his return to Kuwait and told he cannot travel as his visa has expired.
- 5. 2013, travels to Syria: Emwazi changes his name to Mohammed al-Ayan and attempts to travel to Kuwait but is stopped and questioned. Three days later, he heads abroad. Police later inform his family he has travelled to Syria.
Emwazi has appeared in videos dressed in a black robe with a black balaclava covering all but his eyes and top of his nose.
Speaking with a British accent, he taunted Western powers before holding his knife to the hostages' necks, appearing to start cutting before the film stopped. The victims' decapitated bodies were then shown.
Earlier this month, a video in which the Japanese journalist Kenji Goto appeared to be beheaded featured the militant.
Hostages released by IS said he was one of three British jihadists guarding Westerners abducted by the group in Syria.
Families have given mixed reactions to the militant being named, with the mother of Mr Foley saying she forgave Emwazi; while Mr Haines's daughter, Bethany, said she wanted to see "a bullet between his eyes".
Emwazi is believed to have travelled to Syria around 2013 and later joined IS, which has declared the creation of a "caliphate" in the large swathes of Syria and neighbouring Iraq it controls.
British police have not commented on the identity of the militant known as "Jihadi John", citing ongoing inquiries.
Jihadi John sightings
- August 2014: Video in which US journalist James Foley is apparently beheaded
- 2 September 2014: Video in which US journalist Steve Sotloff is apparently beheaded
- 13 September 2014: Video in which British aid worker David Haines is apparently beheaded
- October 2014: Video in which British aid worker Alan Henning is apparently beheaded
- November 2014: Video in which Jihadi John is shown killing a Syrian soldier in a mass beheading, which also shows body of US aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig, also known as Peter Kassig
- 20 January 2015: Video in which Jihadi John is seen standing alongside two Japanese hostages and demanding a ransom in exchange for their release
- 31 January 2015: Video released appearing to show Jihadi John beheading Japanese hostage Kenji Goto