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Jihadi John and London’s culture of gang violence

Many young Muslims in London grow up in fractured environments that we ignore at our peril

By Ismail Einashe  

Police stand in the Mozart Estate, Queen's Park, west London, where Mohammed Emwazi, also known as Jihadi John, grew up © Tim Ireland/PA

The world of Mohammed Emwazi, the man alleged to be the IS executioner nicknamed Jihadi John, was not an easy one to grow up in. Emwazi was born in Kuwait in 1988. His family are from Jahra, a town near Kuwait City. He’s of Bedoon…

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