Australian ISIS fighter ruined his five children’s chances of being saved from Syria by begging to be rescued with them – before they were incinerated by an airstrike

Australian ISIS fighter Khaled Sharrouf may have ruined his children’s last chance at making it back to Australia after an attempt to smuggle them out of Syria last year was botched when he insisted on coming with them.

A smuggler with ties to Islamic State told The Australian earlier this year he had been in contact with Sharrouf’s late wife’s parents, who were desperate for the return of their grandchildren.

The man, known as Abu Jassem, told the paper Sharrouf was ‘really crazy’, and had intended to escape the Middle East but not return to Australia.

  • Drunk by Noon ✓

    What are the odds that at least one of those children would not have grown up to become the next Mohammad Atta?
    I say pretty high. Their deaths probably saved lives fifteen to twenty years from now.

    • Exile1981

      I have no doubt that at least 2 of the 5 would have become jihadis and at least 1 would be a suicide terrorist.

      Those 5 deaths saved at least 100 lives later.

      Also i have doubts the dad died. He’s like a bad penny.

  • The Butterfly

    Oh. Darn.

  • Maurice Miner

    As an Australian, I am afraid that my most fervent thoughts are “Good Riddance to the lot of you!”

    Terrible, I know.

    • Linda1000

      Some people should not be allowed to breed?

      • Maurice Miner

        Basically, when you are breeding your children for the specific purpose of being cannon-fodder and jihadis, well no, you should not be allowed to breed.

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  • Brett McS

    He had ruined their lives before that point. Perhaps, though, he unintentionally saved their souls.

    • Barrington Minge

      Ah Souls!!!

  • Dave

    Children roasting on an open fire, Jack frost gnawing on their bones…(sung to the Nat King Cole classic)

  • Hard Little Machine

    It’s kind of their version of DACA.