Brotherhood put lost boy Neil Prakash on path to jihad

The day Australia’s most wanted terrorist became a Muslim he knew almost nothing about Islam. Neil Prakash neither read nor spoke Arabic. His understanding of the Koran was drawn from YouTube clips and a handful of conversations he’d had with a couple of friends.

Yet once he stood to recount the solemn lines of the Shahada, the Muslim declaration of belief, he was immediately embraced by his new brothers — the motley members of a fringe group known as Al Furqan