Neil Prakash: Australia’s imprisoned ISIS mastermind denies links to Islamic State

Pssst… Neil, you made an ISIS recruiting video.

Australia’s most wanted terrorist Neil Prakash has begged a Turkish judge to believe he is not linked to ISIS, a court has heard.

The 26-year-old jihadist appeared via video link from prison in the Kilis Criminal Court in Turkey overnight, where he is being held on terror-related charges.

The legal proceedings in Turkey will have a significant bearing on whether Prakash is extradited to Australia.

Prakash has been kept in a Turkish maximum-security prison since his arrest in November, 2017.

  • Maurice Miner

    As we say in Australia: “Fuck him, and feed him beans!”

  • Brett_McS

    I’m good with the Turkish prison option for this lad. I’ve seen Midnight Express.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Hey Neil, your last name is Prakash.
    Of course you’re a terrorist.
    Note to self: If I ever see a resume with the name Prakash on it I will file it under g.

  • Mal

    Not to worry. He’ll be “escaping” from jail any moment now.

  • tom_billesley

    Syrian Kurds hold top French jihadist Thomas Barnouin
    Barnouin, 36, is believed to be linked to a French jihadist cell that included Mohamed Merah, who murdered seven people in the Toulouse area in 2012.
    Barnouin was captured about 10 days ago in Hassakeh, north-eastern Syria, with two other French converts to Islam – Romain Garnier and Thomas Collange.
    The French government says about 1,700 French citizens have joined IS ranks in Iraq and Syria since the start of 2014, and 278 of them have been killed. An estimated 302 have returned to France.

  • Frances

    This is one jihadi who does NOT want to return home. Interesting. Australia obviously has it figured out with respect to charging and convicting terrorists. Though this one made it easy, what with his recruiting videos, etc.

    • Watchman

      Another “Brer Rabbit and the Briar Patch” possibly?

      • Frances

        Could be, but Australia does seem to have its ducks in a row with respect to charges. That could change when the judiciary get involved.