“… Because we saw something that had never come to our mind, that young boys, just excellent children who are very intelligent … just normal like anyone, suddenly went to Syria or Turkey”
How many thousands of these stories must I run? Once again, further proof that it is a lie (as if we needed more) that Muslims wage jihad for any reason other than Islam. Poverty, disaffection, illiteracy, joblessness, insanity — any other reason will do so hellbent are the elites from facing the truth.
Thousands of Muslims from Europe and North America who are flocking to the Middle East to wage jihad grew up in the West, went to the finest schools, and came from affluent homes.
This war is ideological. It’s religious and political. Because Islam is political. Nationality, race, sex, ethnicity, borders, hair color, shoe size are irrelevant. It is Islamic jihad. That is the common thread. Holy war. Period.
The leftist/Islamic lie that is rammed down our throats by Islamic supremacists like Hamas-CAIR and Islamic apologists like President Obama, John Kerry, the media and academics across the world that this has nothing to do with Islam absurd, false, fatal. The will attribute jihad to poverty, illiteracy, culture — anything but its true origins.
Rappers in Germany, doctors in Glasgow, chemical engineering students in Canada, heart surgeons in Saudi Arabia, university students in Britain, imams in America, herdsmen in Nigeria and so forth – what brings these wildly different people together? Jihad. From the Sahara to the Kalahari, London to Lisbon, Manhattan to Madrid, Bali to Boston, Tiananmen Square to Thailand, Myanmar to Malaysia, Nairobi to Nigeria ….. no matter what the background, upbringing, schooling, wealth or poverty, color, what have you, it doesn’t matter. The understanding of Islam and jihad is the same, and it is the motive, the incitement to this monstrous war on the West and the East and all points in between.
If the world was as concerned with the mass slaughter of non-Muslims by jihadists as they are about the fictional narrative of “islamophobia,” we might begin to defeat this enemy of humanity
Teen terror suspects attended exclusive Sydney school, By James Thomas, March 18, 2015
The Middle East-bound teens were stopped at Sydney Airport. Photo: AAP
FIRST ON 7: Two teenage Australian boys who were stopped on suspicion of attempting to travel to join foreign fighters in the Middle East were star pupils at one of Sydney’s most exclusive schools, a 7News investigation has revealed.
Customs officials detained the two boys, who Seven has chosen not to name, at Sydney Airport two weeks ago on suspicion of attempting to travel to Turkey to engage in hostile activities.
7News has exclusively reported that the two boys, stopped under the Foreign Fighters Act last month, were star pupils at the prestigious Sydney Boys High School.
The boys, 16 and 17, were perfect students who excelled at debating, sports and studies.
But over time their appearances and possibly their values underwent transitions. The eldest grew a beard last year, possibly to fit in with strict Wahhabi beliefs.
Their online footprints reveal they watched videos by former firebrand preacher Sheikh Feiz Mohammed and commented on a Facebook post from Syria.
Principal Kim Jaggar declined to be interviewed, but parents from the Sydney Boys High School community told Seven they were shocked by the revelation – and terrorism experts are worried.
Intelligent Risks Group CEO Neil Fergus said it was greatly concerning when smart kids with strong academic and sporting records, and strong families were being seduced by extremist messages.
Star pupils: The Sydney Boys High community has been stunned by the revelations. Photo: 7News
“It’s not the schools. The schools, in the main, have been incredibly responsible,” Mr Fergus said. “The issue we’ve had locally is a couple of these hate preachers, self-styled preachers.
“We have a lot of material on the internet that is very confronting, very violent and that is attracting a certain style of person.
“But there is other much more subtle propaganda going out there which is showing footage of the refugee camps … and appealing to … the wider Islamic population to come and do their duty.”
From the south-west of Sydney, the boys attempted to board Malaysian Airlines flight 122 to Kuala Lumpur and then Turkey two weeks ago.
They were stopped by customs officials who suspected they intended to travel to conflict zones in the Middle East.
The boys were released into the custody of their parents, whose names Seven has also chosen not to publish. They were seemingly oblivious to their sons’ intentions.
A search of the boys’ electronic devices retrieved a deleted file coaching them on how to beat questioning by border control – a primary tip was to know the tourist attractions in Turkey.
One of the boys being interviewed by Customs officials. Photo: AAP
“They need a cover story,” Mr Fergus said.
“The facilitators are telling them: “Be ready and prepared to give these answers, otherwise, you run the risk of being stopped by the Turkish authorities and turned around”.
A search warrant was also planned for Sydney Boys High, with authorities keen to discover anything that might reveal what set the two bright boys on the path to radicalisation.
Muslim cleric Imam Imin Hady said that was something that concerned everyone.
“… Because we saw something that had never come to our mind, that young boys, just excellent children who are very intelligent … just normal like anyone, suddenly went to Syria or Turkey,” he said.
In a statement, the Australian Federal Police said the investigation was ongoing.