Australian Teen Who Joined IS Lauded Charlie Hebdo Terror Attack

An Australian teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State (IS) extremist group in Iraq apparently praised the January terrorist attack against the Paris-based satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Eighteen-year-old Melbourne student Jake Bilardi converted to Islam in 2014 and is thought to have become radicalized shortly afterward. The teenager was initially wrongly identified as British after a photograph of him holding a rifle and kneeling in front of a black Islamic State flag circulated on the Internet in December.

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  • Hard Little Machine

    Why isn’t the UN screaming about ‘child soldiers’? Oh right. Islam. Fuck em. Fuck em all. I hope they send his body back in a sponge.

  • Take one Australian young man. Expose him to Islamic theology. And bingo – he becomes a terrorist.

    Wonder where the problem comes from?

    Think it could be Islamic theology?

    Islam is a toxic ideology and should be banned.

  • Xavier

    There are unconfirmed reports Australian teenager Jake Bilardi has carried out a suicide bombing for the Islamic State in Iraq – @SkyNewsAust