Australian citizen on US drone “kill list”

and what will we do about it…?

Counter Information

By Peter Symonds

14 April 2015

A front-page article in last Friday’s Australian reported that, for the first time, an Australian citizen—Mostafa Farag—had been placed on the Obama administration’s “kill list” for assassination by drone attack. The lack of any response, let alone criticism, from any section of the Australian political and media establishment underscores not only its support for Washington’s criminal actions but its contempt for democratic rights at home.

Farag is an Islamist cleric, also known as Abu Sulayman al Muhajir, who reportedly left Australia for Syria in 2012 and is now a member of the sharia council or leadership body of the Al Qaeda-linked Al-Nusra front in Syria. He played a role in attempting to mediate between Al Nusra and its breakaway—the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)—but failed leading to bitter recriminations on both sides.

No explanation has been given for the US decision to…

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