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Becoming Jihadi John
When Mohammad Emwazi was unmasked as “Jihadi John,” the London-accented Islamic State executioner, the news media wasted no time in dispatching journalists to his neighborhood. British newspapers depicted a comfortably middle class area of multimillion-pound homes and boutique shops. The New York Times saw things differently. Its reporter described a “fertile breeding ground” for extremists characterized by housing projects and gang violence. The fact that the same place can be described as affluent by British media and...