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Aussie ISIS terrorist to be brought home to face charges

Neil Prakash in an IS propaganda video.
Neil Prakash in an IS propaganda video.

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expecting Australia will extradite the country's most notorious Islamic State terrorist Neil Prakash within months.

Australia has an extradition treaty with Turkey, where Prakash has been kept in a maximum-security prison.

"He will be brought back to Australia and he will face court," Mr Turnbull told the Seven Network on Friday.

The Herald Sun reports Prakash could face charges for committing an act in preparation or planning for a terrorist attack, providing material support for a terrorist organisation, entering a foreign state with the intention of engaging in hostile activities, recruiting for a terrorist organisation, membership of a terrorist organisation and entering or remaining in a declared area.

The Melbourne rapper turned terrorist mastermind was reported dead early last year but it was later revealed he was still alive.
 

Australian Isis recruiter Neil Prakash before and after his arrest by Turkish border guards.
Australian Isis recruiter Neil Prakash before and after his arrest by Turkish border guards. The Guardian, Supplied

Prakash inspired plots to wreck havoc in Australia and encouraged others to fight with the Islamic State terror group.

Prakash converted from Buddhism to Islam around 2012 and in 2013 he travelled to Syria and changed his name to Abu Khaled al-Cambodi.

He is known for creating IS propaganda videos to encourage other Australians to join the terror organisation.

Prakash also attempted to crowdsource the murder of a journalist at The Australian in August 2015.

Paul Maley, the national security editor, wrote of how his picture was uploaded to an IS Twitter account.

Prakash also praised Numan Haider, the young terror suspect who attacked police officers with a knife in Melbourne in 2014.

Topics:  editors picks isis islamic state

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