The Daily Telegraph
July 8 2014
“BY THE will of Allah, heads will be removed.”
“Can’t wait to see an Australian soldier crying.”
“Those who oppose the Khilafah should be crucified.”
These are just some of the chilling comments made by two Australian men who have joined the Islamic State (ISIS) fundamentalist uprising in Syria and Iraq.
They have both been prolific since joining Twitter a few months ago, sharing death threats and shockingly violent images.
Convicted terrorist Sharrouf was born in Australia and lived in Sydney’s west until he fled the country on his brother Mustafa’s passport in December.
He spent time in jail for his part the in a foiled “Terror Nine” plot to blow up targets in Sydney and Melbourne.
He is now believed to be in Syria, where he has joined the Sunni revolt and has proudly tweeted photos of himself with machine guns and military vehicles.
On Saturday, he delivered a plea for others to join the extremist movement, tweeting “come and be part of what we have dreamt For for decades” (sic).
His first tweet when he joined in May was of a little boy holding a machinegun.
He also tweeted a shockingly violent photograph of a man whose head had been blown away.
Elomar, a boxer, has also joined the fighting in the Middle East and he has been very busy on Twitter despite only joining in April. He has used the site to spout hateful anti-democracy rhetoric, tweeting as many as 11 times yesterday alone.
Detractors around the world have taken to Twitter to challenge the men’s comments.
In response to one Australian detractor over Twitter, Elomar said burning his Australian passport was the best day of his life.
Australian police and security agencies are aware of the two men and they will not be permitted back into the country should they attempt to return.
Security sources told The Daily Telegraph last month that they were concerned Sharrouf was using social media to “whip up” radical sentiments back in Australia.
The military situation in Iraq remains perilous, with hopes of regaining control of nearly half the country from Sunni extremists suffering dual setbacks yesterday.
The Iraqi Parliament failed to form a new government and insurgents killed a top military officer who was leading the defence of Baghdad’s western suburbs.
The uprising represents the biggest threat to the country’s survival since US troops invaded in 2003.
Sharrouf and Elomar are among as many as 300 young Australians who have left for the Middle East with hopes of joining the battles according to sources close to families and communities in western Sydney.
Here are some more of the most worrying posts on Elomar’s Twitter:
And these are some of Sharrouf’s other shocking comments:
Khilafah has the same meaning as caliphate, which refers to the sovereign state the IS revolutionaries claim to have established in Syria and Iraq, under Sharia law.