Sydney teenager encouraged to join IS by Australian charity boss, Lebanese military tribunal told

Two young men with Arab scarves.An Australian teenager jailed in Lebanon on accusations he was trying to join Islamic State (IS) has allegedly confessed he was encouraged to become a foreign fighter by the head of a Sydney-based charity which has been under a cloud of suspicion by Lebanese and Australian authorities.

The explosive allegation is contained in a Lebanese court dossier, obtained by the ABC, in the military tribunal case of 19-year-old Isaak el Matari, from Sydney, who has spent the past nine months in Lebanon’s notorious Roumieh jail accused of planning to travel to Syria to join IS.

via Sydney teenager encouraged to join IS by Australian charity boss, Lebanese military tribunal told – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)