Australia: Counter-terrorism police investigate teenage playground preacher as fears grow of Islamic radicalism in school system

A teenage boy suspected of leading Islamic extremist activities in the school playground is reportedly being under investigation by the counter-terrorism police.

The 17-year-old student from Epping Boys High School in north-west of Sydney, has been a radical preacher there, but the sermons have since stopped,The Australian reports.

It’s understood the young student had attempted to flee the country on two separate occasions to travel to Syria in the Middle East but was stopped at the airport.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Bundle him and his family up and deport them back to their country of origin.

  • barryjr

    Why didn’t they just grab their passports then let them go?

  • Canadian

    Damn! They almost made it, and the cops had to ruin everything.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Once upon a time, oh, say around 40 years ago, there was a talk show host on television named Joe Pyne, who was a prototype of Rush Limbaugh and other such contemporary hosts. An ex-Marine, he felt the government should make a standing offer to any malcontent, a free one-way ticket to anywhere in the world in exchange for the recipient renouncing his citizenship. It sounded like a good idea then and it’s still a good idea now.

    • El Martyachi

      … problem is a lot of the fuckers would come up here.

  • pop

    Our Australian schools are embedded with potential teen terrorists