My year undercover with Australia’s Islamic radicals

July 16 2016 – Sydney Morning Herald

I wrap a checked shirt around my head and pull up the hoodie to conceal my face. Holding a makeshift Islamic State flag on a piece of paper, I take a deep breath, then I hit “Record” on my phone.

“I pledge my allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and the caliphate Dawlat al-Islam.”

Then I hit send. It’s June 29, 2015. I’m a journalist, and I’ve just pledged my allegiance to the Islamic State.

Posted on July 19, 2016 in Interview / Media, Sharia

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