According to the report, Emwazi is terrified by the publicity after being identified as the murderer of British and American hostages. He fears being hunted down
Emwazi is a Kuwaiti born Londoner who emigrated to Britain in 1988 at the age of six. He is believed to have murdered multiple foreign journalists, including two Americans, Steven Sotloff and James Foley.
A former ISIS translator told Sky News in March that Emwazi was then seen as the Islamic State group’s chief executioner and was both feared and respected in the organization.
But now, according to the report, Emwazi is believed to fear that his unmasking identification by the foreign media has “diminished his value as an ISIS killer and that jealous fellow jihadists might plot against him.”
Reuters contributed to this report.