“You (the United States) and your agents are the source of instability in the Middle East…who created Islamic State? America … America’s claim of fighting against Islamic State is a lie.”
Case 2: Australian Islamist joins Al Qaeda. Who does he blame? Yes, you guessed it too:
Mostafa Mahamed, who also goes by the name Abu Salayman Australi, claims his decision to join al-Qaeda was prompted by Australian authorities who had his passport cancelled when he travelled Syria in 2012.
Despite becoming prominent within the group and appearing in promotional online videos encouraging other westerners to join, Mahamed claims in a new YouTube video he did not initially intend to join the group.
“It’s important to clarify that from the beginning I didn’t come up to join up for AQ Syria branch,” he said in the clip published over the weekend.
“I joined after my passport was cancelled by the Australian authorities.”
The terrorist claimed he was placed in a “very difficult situation”, and made the decision after discovering he could not return to Australia.
Peter Dutton made him do it.