Neil Christopher Prakash was considered “the most important and the most dangerous” Australian member of Islamic State (IS) (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, May 5, 2016). Before being wounded and captured in 2016, he established a public profile under the nom de guerre Abu Khaled al-Cambodi and was connected to multiple terrorist plots inside Australia. The Australian government described him as “the principal Australian reaching back from the Middle East into terrorist networks in both Melbourne and Sydney” (Australian Broadcasting Corporation, May 5, 2016). His story serves as an example of how IS has used its high-profile foreign fighters to reach out to their compatriots at home to propagandize, recruit and instigate attacks.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Militant Leadership Monitor|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|