Souad Mekhennet | I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad | Henry Holt & Company | June 2017 | 19 minutes (5,112 words)
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The same masked man always spoke first in the beheading videos.
He was known as Jihadi John, a name given to him by former hostages who reported that he and three other ISIS guards came from the United Kingdom.
The hostages called them “the Beatles,” and Jihadi John was their most prominent member.
Jihadi John. Via Wikimedia.
I tell you, Souad, this man’s story is different.
About a week after the massacre at Charlie Hebdo, while I was still in Paris, I got a call from…
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