The boy, dubbed the “white jihadi” after featuring in IS propaganda videos, was previously believed to be British, but was yesterday identified as 18-year-old Jake Bilardi from Craigieburn in Melbourne.
The teenager, a gifted student turned high school dropout reportedly lured by the death cult searching for answers after losing his mother, has been making threats online under an Islamic pseudonym, The Australian reports.
Before his profile was suspended yesterday, he had tweeted about impending attacks.
“What we have in store for you dogs will make 9/11 look like child’s play,” he wrote yesterday. (Read more from “ISIS Teen: ‘We’ll Make 9/11 Look like Child’s Play'” HERE)