A global war that only one side is fully taking seriously. Where did this “Australian” learn his understanding of Islam? What mosque in Australia did he attend? What is taught there? Does anyone know? Does anyone care?
“Aust IS recruiter threat to US, court told,” AAP, April 16, 2016 (thanks to Lookmann):
An Australian accused of recruiting foreign fighters for the Islamic State terror group is at the centre of a US constitutional battle in a Texas court.
US prosecutors have charged Mohamed Zuhbi with terrorism offences despite the 25-year-old former Sydney resident not stepping foot in the US.
An arrest warrant has been issued by US authorities for Zuhbi, who is believed to be living “somewhere along the border of Turkey and Syria”, prosecutors told the US District Court in Houston on Friday.
He is accused of helping 21-year-old US citizen and former Australian resident Asher Khan attempt to join IS.
Khan flew from Sydney to Turkey on February 24, 2014, after allegedly communicating with Zuhbi on Facebook.
Judge Lynn Hughes raised the constitutional question late last month when he issued the one-line order: “The United States of America must explain how the constitution gives the court jurisdiction over Mohamed Zuhbi.”
Prosecutors hit back on Friday, telling the judge Zuhbi’s actions in providing IS fighters was “criminal activity that harmed the interests of the United States and threatened its security”.
“The fact that Zuhbi was located outside the United States throughout the conspiracy is immaterial because the statutory requirement is satisfied so long as one conspirator was within United States jurisdiction,” prosecutors wrote in Friday’s court filing.
Judge Hughes is yet to rule on the issue….