Australia: Hoax fools wannabe jihadis

An internet impostor has fooled dozens of followers of radical hate preacher Junaid Thorne into revealing their thirst for violence against Australian-based targets including newspaper cartoonists, Jewish groups and other innocent civilians.

Security agencies are now reviewing material gathered by the anonymous impostor who set up a fake Twitter account pretending to be Thorne this month.

Within days more than 160 people had followed the account and many discussed openly with the impostor the idea of bombing Jewish organisations based in Sydney, as well as threats to carry out Charlie Hebdo-style attacks on cartoonists Larry Pickering and Bill Leak.

Both men drew cartoons featuring the prophet Mohammed after the attack on the French satirical newspaper in January which left 12 people dead including cartoonists, journalists and police officers.

In one exchange with a Thorne follower, the impostor asked whether the individual was planning to kill Leak and Pickering.

The follower, who goes by the Twitter name IslamicStateAU, replied that they knew where the two men lived and said their addresses had been passed on to “some brothers” who would carry out the attack.

“It will be a repeat of Charlie Hebdo,” the follower said…

…When the real Thorne became aware of the fake account early this week, he posted a warning on his Facebook page telling followers not to communicate with the person behind the account…

Note: The account IslamicStateAU has been suspended on Twitter, but the Junaid Thorne fake account is still there.  The real Islamoloon Junaid Thorne has set up another Twitter account (pictured above — note the bad spelling).

h/t pislamonausea Central

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  • David Murrell

    A good anti-Islamist tool for Canadian patriots to think about, for their own tool kit. Could come in handy. And keeps the jihadists out there off balance.

  • guest

    Our idiotic immigration department has allowed in thousands of high risk muslims .This has forced Canadian security organizations to spend thousands on the huge increase in terror risk that the immigration policy has caused>
    Lets hope some of the money is being invested in such simple low cosat ideas such as this one. troll, catch deport,reset.

  • Cecil Henry


    That is the crime. It is white Genocide. IT is state violence. Politicians past and present must be held accountable. ‘Just obeying orders’ is not an excuse.

    Do you wish to spend the rest of your life supporting swarms of non-citizens streaming across our borders and voting for you to give
    them more of your earnings?

    Translation: The state hides behind its guns and use of force while it avoids accountability to the population for the creation of multiculturalism, White genocide and state over-reach into everything.