Australian teen Abdullah Elmir, 17, threatened Prime Minister Tony Abbott in an Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) video. He calls himself Abu Khaled and tells Australia, Britain, and the United States nothing can stop the terrorist group. It is the first time Abbott is mentioned in any Islamic State video.
“To the leaders, to Obama, to Tony Abbott, I say this: these weapons that we have, these soldiers, we will not stop fighting,” he said. He added:
We will not put down our weapons until we reach your lands, until we take the head of every tyrant and until the black flag is flying high in every single land, until we put the black flag on top of Buckingham Palace, until we put the black flag on top of the White House. We will not stop and we will keep on fighting. And we will fight you and we will defeat you.
In June, just after his 17th birthday, he told his mother “he was going on a fishing trip.” Instead, he ran away with a friend known as Feiz to join the Islamic State. He told a family member to tell his mother he was gone. The pair sneaked into Syria or Iraq through Turkey, which has many alleged ties to the Islamic State. Feiz’s father caught him on his way to Iraq. Elmir is still with the terrorists.
“This message I deliver to you, the people of America,” he said, continuing:
I deliver this message to you, the people of Britain, and I deliver this message to you, especially, the people of Australia. Bring every nation that you want to come and fight us. It means nothing to us. Whether it’s 50 nations or 50,000 nations, it means nothing to us. Bring your planes. Bring everything you want to us. Because it will not harm us. Why? Because we have Allah, glorious be He.
Elmir’s family thinks he was “brainwashed” and does not know who paid for his plane ticket.
At least 150 Australians are fighting with the Islamic State.