Another of the common myths favoured by the apologists is busted (again).
More honoured in the breach than the observance is the rule that all ‘extremism’ originates from poverty, isolation, lack of education and opportunity. No, none of those things causes extremism; the common factor is always the same: the religion of Islam.
A YOUNG Australian doctor has appeared in an Islamic State video urging other medical professionals to travel to Syria to join the jihad against the west.
The man introduces himself in the stylised IS propaganda video as Abu Yusuf and says he is a doctor who travelled to the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa from Australia to offer his medical services as part of his “jihad for Islam”.
But the blue-eyed young doctor has been identified as former Adelaide University student Tareq Kamleh, believed to be in his late 20s, who completed his medical studies at Adelaide University and later moved to Perth.
At the time he was a clean-cut medical student who drank alcohol and “had lots of girlfriends”.
Then he became ‘devout’…
Four years later he is appearing in the IS video which introduces the “ISHS” — or IS Health Service — and appears to have been filmed in Raqqa in the Raqqa General Hospital. It features a number of doctors talking about medical facilities in the IS stronghold.
In the video, he introduces himself as Abu Yusuf and asks other doctors to join the terror group.
“My name is Abu Yusuf. I’m one of the medical team here. I came from Australia to the Islamic State to live under the khalifah.
“I saw this as part of my Jihad for Islam to help the Muslims in the area that I could, which is the medical field and when I got here while I was very happy that I made the decision and I was a little bit saddened by how long I’d delayed it.
“I wish I’d come sooner.” (source)
As long as he never comes back and is stripped of his Australian citizenship…