An Australian teenager who left his home in June has surfaced in one of the latest Islamic State propaganda video (see below) warning that the terror group will not stop its advance until “the black flag is flying high in every single land - until we put the black flag on top of Buckingham Palace, until we put the black flag on top of the White House, we will not stop and we will keep on fighting."
In a message to U.S. President Obama and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the 17-year old convert to Islam, Abdullah Elmir of Sydney– who now goes by the name Abu Khaled and is known as the Ginger Jihadist due to his red hair – says, “These weapons that we have, these soldiers we will not stop fighting, we will not put down our weapons until we reach your lands.”
He attributed the successes of the Islamic State to “Allah.” Speaking about the Western coalition against the Islamic State, he says, “Bring every nation, whether it 50 nations or 50,000 nations, it means nothing to us. Bring your planes, bring everything you want to us, because it will not harm us. Why? Because we have Allah. “
Last summer, after finishing high school, he told his parents that he was going fishing. This is the first that have heard of him since. With a 16-year-old friend known only as Feiz, he fly to Perth and from there continued on the Malaysia, Thailand and Turkey before he most likely crossed into Syria.
Feiz’s father was able to intercept him in Turkey and brought the boy quietly back to Australia last month.
Elmir’s family said they were devastated that he had joined the Islamic State and called him “brainwashed.” Other family members were more blunt, declaring the boy “a stupid idiot.”
A close family friend said, “We were just hoping he wouldn’t be shown in propaganda. Once IS put him in this position, they pass a death sentence on him; he will never be able to come back.”
“He (Elmir) has been brainwashed,” he added. “He left to fight the Assad regime in Syria but in his video it is all about Australia and America.”