Australian hate preacher features in al-Qaeda full-length history documentary

Australia’s most senior jihadist in the Middle East has appeared in a sophisticated documentary by al-Qaeda’s Syrian offshoot that tries to recruit new foreign fighters by creating a historic sense of grievance against Western “crusaders”.

Mostafa Mahamad Farag, regarded as a senior spokesman for the group Jabhat al-Nusra, expounds at length on the early years of Islam and the value of jihad, elevating the group’s propaganda model for the first time to the kind of full-length documentary that is common on Western television.