Mourning Jihadi John

My latest for Think Christian...

In the last year, the world has been assaulted by disturbing ISIS videos depicting the beheading of journalists, beginning with American James Foley. The masked executioner--identified by intelligence agencies as Mohammed Emwazi and often referred to as Jihadi John--struck terror into many hearts and inflamed desire for vengeance, a flame that may very well have been satisfied yesterday.

According to the BBC, a United States drone strike in Syria targeting Emwazi is believed to have been successful. Though he was just one man, many will feel the sweet relief of justice in his probable death. Writing for the Daily Express in the United Kingdom, Douglas Murray went so far as to say Emwazi was "this country's most shameful recent export."

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