An Australian teenager who has joined the Islamic State (ISIS) pledged to not stop fighting “until the black flag is flying high in every single land,” including atop the White House and Buckingham Palace.
The teen is understood to be Abdullah Elmir, who ran away from his home in June under the guise of a fishing trip shortly after his 17th birthday, according to the Sydney Morning Herald. He flew with a friend known as “Feiz” to Perth, then Malaysia, Thailand, and then Turkey.
While Feiz was intercepted by his father and returned to Sydney, Elmir told his parents he would be crossing the border. They fear he has been brainwashed.
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In a video, Elmir, who takes the title “Abu Khaled from Australia”, challenges the allied forces of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia to fight ISIS, promising that they “will not stop fighting.”
“This message I deliver to you, the people of America. I deliver this message to you, the people of Britain, and I deliver this message to you especially the people of Australia. And I say this about your coalition, you threaten us with this coalition of countries.
“Bring every nation that you wish to us. 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 Azza wa jal, and this is something you do not have.
“Is it not apparent to you? How are these victories possible? These victories come only from Allah Azza wa jal. And that is how, with these small number of soldiers that we have, we take these massive victories.
“And to the leaders–to Obama, to Tony Abbott, I say this: these weapons that we have, these soldiers, we will not stop fighting. 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.”