— The Erimtan Angle —

‘A new highly produced propaganda video shows a 17-year-old boy from Australia who has become the latest spokesman for ISIS. See the newest ISIS warning in the video. ABC News reported that the spokesman is Abdullah Elmir, who went missing from west Sydney four months ago with a 16-year-old friend (22 Oct 2014)’.

In the land of Oz, the Sydney Morning Herald reports that a “Sydney teenager featured in an Islamic State propaganda video threatening Prime Minister Tony Abbott has been slammed as a “dickhead” and a “clown” by crossbench senator David Leyonhjelm, saying his online threats do not justify new terror laws”.[1]

The Daily Mail states that the “[g]inger jihadist Abdullah Elmir could face 25 years in jail if he ever sets foot on Australian soil again. The Australian Federal Police have confirmed the evidence is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions after the Sydney teenager appeared in the ISIS video rant against western society, according to the Herald Sun. The 17-year-old gained notoriety when he declared that ISIS will not stop their murderous campaign ‘until the black flag is flying high in every single land’ in the YouTube video this week . . . AFP counterterrorism head Neil Gaughan told the Herald Sun that Elmir, who now goes by the moniker Abu Khaled, has ‘basically admitted he is a member of a proscribed terrorist organisation’. ‘The fact that he is admitting that he is a member of ISIS, which he does in the video, straight away says that he has committed an offence under the criminal code. That’s up to 25 years imprisonment,’ he said. Meanwhile, the father of the 17-year-old, known as ‘Fayez’, who accompanied Elmir to the Middle East said his son is ‘back on the right path’ and has returned to school in Sydney to sit his HSC exams, according to Herald Sun“.[2]

[1] Latika Bourke. “Just a ‘d—head’ and ‘clown’: Senator David Leyonhjelm says Bankstown jihadist’s threats don’t justify new terror laws” Sydney Morning Herald (22 Oct 2014). http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/just-a-dhead-and-clown-senator-david-leyonhjelm-says-bankstown-jihadists-threats-dont-justify-new-terror-laws-20141022-119o71.html.

[2] “The ‘Ginger Jihadist’ could face 25 YEARS in jail… as it’s revealed the 17-year-old friend who accompanied him to the Middle East has returned to school in Sydney” The Daily Mail (25 Oct 2014). http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2807706/The-Ginger-Jihadist-face-25-YEARS-jail-s-revealed-17-year-old-friend-accompanied-Middle-East-returned-school-Sydney.html.

Comments on: "Australian IS Spokesman: Abdullah Elmir" (1)

  1. sitanbul said:

    Also, have a look at my Op-Edge on the strange appeal of the Caliph and his cohorts: “Islamic State and the appeal of 72 Virgins-in-waiting: Video games, boredom and the lack of future prospects” — http://rt.com/op-edge/184276-isis-nato-syria-iraq/

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