EXCLUSIVE Laura Banks
The Daily Telegraph
October 19 2015.
TEEN terrorist Farhad Jabar’s body has been quietly buried in Rookwood Cemetery, near the grave of a shot gang associate and the beloved wife of a famous Sydney boxer.
A galvanised steel marker bears a white sticker with bold black writing; “Mr Farhad Jabar Khalil Mohammad”. It states the date of his death and his age.
Jabar was killed on October 2 by a special constable who bravely stepped into the line of fire as the teenager yelled “Allahu Akbar” after he had shot dead police accountant Curtis Cheng in Parramatta.
The 15-year-old’s grave lies just metres from notorious Brothers 4 Life associate Mahmoud Hamzy, 25, and the wife of champion Australian boxer Billy Dib, Sara Selim Dib, 21, who died tragically from complications of chemotherapy last month.
The Daily Telegraph understands that Jabar was buried last Saturday.
A palm frond sits atop the freshly disturbed clay in an Islamic tradition.
The teenager’s body was held for six days and buried as soon as possible in line with Islamic tradition.
It is believed Jabar’s parents wanted the teen’s body buried in their Kurdish homeland but brother Farshard wanted the boy’s remains buried in Australia.
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A mourner — whose father is buried just metres from Jabar at Rookwood — told The Daily Telegraph he “had some concerns about him (Jabar) being buried there”.
“I don’t know who is going to come here now and I have my son come here with me,” he said.
“I am Muslim but what he (Jabar) did was not right and I want our government to do more to stop this from happening again.
“Surely they can bug the mosques and have better intelligence.”
Jabar was farewelled and interred among devout followers of the Muslim faith, in stark contrast to the treatment of Lindt siege gunman Man Haron Monis.
The Muslim community washed their hands of Monis and he was buried in an undisclosed location.
Monis — who died along with two of his hostages in a shootout with police at the Lindt cafe in Sydney’s Martin Place in December — was buried by gravediggers in an undisclosed NSW location in January.
Those involved in the state burial were required to sign a confidentiality agreement.
Islamic leaders publicly denounced Monis’s actions and said he was so despised in the community that funeral directors refused to handle his body.
The location of his grave remains a mystery.