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Australian IS fighter Neil Prakash wants to be tried in a Muslim country

A member of the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service (CTS) holds an M4 assault rifle as he stands by a humvee turret, with the destroyed Al-Nuri Mosque seen in the background, on July 2, 2017, during the offensive to retake the city from Islamic State (IS) group fighters. Explosions on the evening of June 21, 2017 levelled the mosque where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi gave his first sermon as leader of the Islamic State group, along with its ancient minaret. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)

By: Keerthi Mohan

A Turkey court on Tuesday said it was postponing Australian Islamic State fighter Neil Prakash’s extradition decision till May, and it has emerged that Prakash has been urging the government to a Muslim country. Australia has been urging Turkey to sent the Melbourne-born jihadist back home so that he could be tried under Australian law. He is wanted there for promoting Isis and recruiting militants for the group. He is also wanted for inciting others via social media platforms to launch terror attacks in Australia and the US. Prakash, however, said he has nothing to do with the recruiting militants.…

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