Australian editing videos for Islamic State

A BRIGHT young Sydney man who was making YouTube clips after school just over a year ago is now a member of Islamic State’s media unit, which has produced some of the most violent and disturbing footage ever seen.

The former electrical engineering student is believed to be the first Australian confirmed to be a member of the terrorist group’s propaganda unit, which is notorious for highly edited execution videos.

The man told The Australian he dropped out of university to travel to Syria in the past six months and confirmed he had joined the unit as a video editor in the oil rich province of Deir Ezzor, near the Iraqi border, where Islamic State, also known as ISIS, is fighting ­regime forces and committing bloody civilian killings. Since being assigned to work as a video editor, the man has seen beheadings of prisoners and airstrikes.

“I have a job, I live in a HQ, eat, sleep, work, hope an airstrike gets me so I can be Shaheed (martyred),” he said. “Pretty typical life.”

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  • winniec

    Suicide ‘martyrdom’ … “Pretty typical life” ???
    No, but a typical jihadist. Most are university graduates from stable families. They are not ‘crazy’, but very high-functioning. They have ‘over-valued ideation’ about 72 virgins and other legends based on legends based on legends. Islam is all legends based on legends with no history thrown in. Islam was created over a hundred years after Mohammed and these university-trained morons are willing to die for a preposterous, offensive, brutal, backward myth of heartless, lustful Bronze Age warriors.

    • Brett_McS

      Islam and it’s supposed prophet Mohammad was created over a hundred years after … the Arabs conquered the lands of the weakened Persian and Byzantine empires, and needed a single over-arching religion to hold their new empire together.

      • Blacksmith

        WHAT? pisslam is a lie? say it isn’t so…….

  • Blacksmith

    “I have a job, I live in a HQ, eat, sleep, work, hope an airstrike gets me so I can be Shaheed (martyred),” he said. “Pretty typical life.”

    A pretty typical death if my wishes come true.
    I hate to admit it but I agree with a jihadi, I hope an airstrike gets him, or in leu of that that his goat rapes him repeatedly.