Neil Prakash: The confused Buddhist who became a top IS jihadist

Neil Prakash: The confused Buddhist who became a top IS jihadist
 

Sometime in the middle of 2012, a friend of Neil Prakash asked the young Australian if he was religious.
"I'm a Buddhist," said Prakash, "but I believe there is a god, a deity".
"You are not a Buddhist then," replied the friend, "you are confused".
The simple exchange marked the beginning of a journey, literal and spiritual, that took Prakash from his home town of Melbourne to the heartland of the so-called Islamic State.
Neil Prakash, a Buddhist and sometime wannabe rapper, became Abu Khaled al-Cambodi, a dedicated jihadist and top IS recruiter.
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25 November 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: BBC
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