The 16-year-old was arrested in mid-March at Vienna airport, with serious injuries. He told police he had been wounded in a bomb attack in Raqqa. If found guilty of joining a terrorist group and training to commit acts of terrorism he faces up to five years in prison.
He also faces charges from the time before he left for Syria, of damaging property and threatening people. He posted statements in praise of Isis on his Facebook page and even appeared in an Isis propaganda video, dressed in battle gear and armed and urging supporters to “kill infidels”. He also sent threatening SMS messages to his classmates.
I don’t think running off to join a rabid Muslim murder cult, ranting about killing infidels and threatening your classmates qualifies you for sympathy as a misguided “juvenile delinquent.”