- Peter Bergen: Jihadi John ID'd as Mohammed Emwazi, a well-born Londoner with college degree
- White House has said terrorism rooted in poverty; Bergen: Typically anti-west jihadists come from money, are educated
- The ideology of ISIS and like-minded groups is rooted in Salafist ultra-fundamentalist interpretations of Islam
Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a professor of practice at Arizona State University and a vice president at New America. He is the author of "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden -- From 9/11 to Abbottabad." This is an updated version of an article originally published February 19.
(CNN)This is how top national security reporters Souad Mekhennet and Adam Goldman of the Washington Post, who broke the story that Mohammed Emwazi has been identified as the notorious ISIS terrorist known as "Jihadi John," describe him: "a Briton from a well-to-do family who grew up in West London and graduated from college with a degree in computer programming."