The confused Buddhist who became a top IS jihadist


Who is Neil Prakash

Neil Prakash, known as Abu Khaled al-Cambodi, is an Australian man and senior part in the Islamic State.He was conceived in Melbourne, Australia to a Fijian father and a Cambodian mother from the south-east suburb of Springvale South. 

Buddhism to Islam

Prakash changed over from Buddhism to Islam in August 2012 after a visit to Cambodia, when he was rebuffed by what he saw as Buddhism’s corporate greed and excessive admiration. He went to gatherings at Al-Furqan book shop and petition focus in Melbourne. 

Prakah’s story

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He headed out to Syria by means of Malaysia in 2013, touching base in the city of Raqqa. 

His international ID was drop October 2014. On August 19, 2015 police got a warrant for his capture. He was blamed for being an individual from a psychological oppressor association and of invasions into a remote state with the expectation of taking part in unfriendly exercises. 

On 5 May 2016, Attorney-General George Brandis said US authorities had affirmed Neil Prakash was slaughtered in Mosul,[4] however later news reports said police and insight organizations trusted he may at present be alive. 

On 29 July 2016, the United States Central Command said four regular citizens had been executed in a strike focusing on Prakash on 29 April 2016. 

On 25 November 2016, Australian counter-fear mongering authorities affirmed that Prakash was still alive and had been captured a few weeks beforehand by Turkish authorities in Turkey.