Robert Cerantonio, Australian and devout jihadist Muslim (based off of his YouTube videos and other social media sites promoting jihad), was encouraging Muslims to join the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham) and other militant groups.
He was in the Philippines for a year, living illegal and had his passport cancelled by the Australian authorities. Immigration finally arrested him for his visa violation, but no criminal chargers were filed.
No conspiracy to commit murder, promoting terrorism, or even illegal immigration. The Philippines only escorted this individual back to Australia where even they said he would continue to monitor his activities.
I’m all about freedom of speech; spreading your ideas, making your opinions heard–as long as they don’t violate someone’s rights or spread hate… Especially if it is promoting murder or tries to get people to violate other people’s rights.
Philippines and Australia are supposedly in the US-led war on terror campaign… But yet both countries have allowed a terrorist to continue preaching and gathering troops for his jihad…?
What are your thoughts?
(picture from Sydney Morning Herald article)