My year undercover with Australia’s Islamic radicals.

The flaw in the Government’s counter radicalisation program was that it relied heavily on Muslim community leaders. But the young men I met with said their community leaders didn’t understand them. I wrap a checked shirt around my head and pull up the hoodie to conceal my face. Holding a makeshift Islamic State flag on… Continue reading My year undercover with Australia’s Islamic radicals.

Australia a puzzling hotbed of Islamic State recruiting

“The London-based International Center for the Study of Radicalization and Political Violence reports that between 100 and 250 Australians have joined Sunni militants in Iraq and Syria. Given Australia’s vast distance from the region and its population of just 24 million, it is a remarkable number. The center estimates that about 100 fighters came from… Continue reading Australia a puzzling hotbed of Islamic State recruiting