“So any attempt by YOU, OBAMA, to deny the Muslims their rights of living in safety under the Islamic caliphate…!”
Sources state that the ISIS killer “Jihadi John” may have been on drugs when he appeared in the video depicting the execution of British aide worker David Haines. Experts who have closely analyzed audio of his speech now believe this to be the case.
The masked, black-clad ISIS terrorist appears in all three videos that show the beheadings of Western hostages. Since the videos fade out before the actual killings, then fade back in to show the aftermaths of the murders, investigators are not sure whether “Jihadi John” was the actual killer or simply a spokesperson.
The previous two videos show the beheadings of U.S. journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff. But in the most recent video, showing the murder of David Haines, the audio experts say that there’s something different about the way the ISIS killer speaks.
In the latest video, Jihadi John appears to be slurring his words, and speaking in a more pressured, higher-pitched tone than in the earlier beheading videos. While the change in tone could indicate that the ISIS terrorist is under additional stress himself, it more likely means that he is under the influence of the drug “khat.”
Khat is a naturally growing, leafy plant that grows in parts of Africa and the Arabian peninsula. Chewing the leaf releases the substance cathinone, which is similar to amphetamines and is banned in many countries as a controlled substance.
Supposedly, British intelligence services have positively identified “Jihadi John,” and have told U.S. authorities who he is, sources say. The killer is not believed to be the former rapper Abdel-Majec Abdel Bary, who was earlier identified as the most likely suspect.
Inquisitr states Britain’s security service MI5 already had its eye on him before he left the U.K. for Syria to join ISIS, but at the time they considered him basically harmless. Experts say he also has an accent from the south-west of England.
British government authorities, however, told the Daily Telegraph that the public should not get its hopes up about ever seeing Jihadi John captured and brought to Britain or the United States to face a trial. However, killing Jihadi John with a drone airstrike or secret special forces mission remains possible.