Is this the world’s wimpiest terrorist?

Convicted terrorist mastermind Hamdi Alqudsi insists he is a suburban dad who loves Australia, sings Waltzing Matilda to his kids and doesn’t deserve to be held “in a cage” in prison for his crimes.

The 42-year-old disability pensioner, who has two wives living in different southwestern Sydney suburbs, faces a heavy jail term of decades when he is sentenced in the NSW Supreme Court on Thursday.

Found guilty of recruiting seven young Australian men to fight for Islamic State and aiding six of them to enter Syria, where two died in jihadi combat, Alqudsi has now wept in court about his predicament.