'Jihadi John' profile no surprise to experts who say there is no average terrorist type

February 27, 2015 8:30 PM

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PARIS – The profile of "Jihadi John," the university-educated Londoner whose masked face is emblematic of the grisly executions by the Islamic State group, is vastly different from that of the marginalized men who carried out terror attacks in France and Denmark. That comes as no surprise to those who work with tracking such threats, who say there is no typical terrorist.

Investigators' jobs have become tougher than ever because of the range of terrorist profiles, and the growing number of potential suspects.

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