The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is a an Australian public broadcasting outfit whose stated purpose is “to provide multilingual and multicultural radio and television services that inform, educate and entertain all Australians and, in doing so, reflect Australia’s multicultural society”. Last Tuesday SBS lived up to its mission statement when it aired an episode of the discussion program Insight entitled “Joining the Fight”. The episode focused on young Australian Muslims who have chosen to join the Islamic State (ISIS) to wage jihad in Iraq or Syria.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for editing excerpts from “Joining the Fight” to make this condensed video:
One of the highlights of the show occurred when a teenaged supporter of ISIS stormed off the set. His lawyer — who accompanied him to the studio for the taping — said that she and her client had been duped by SBS’ producers.
Visit the SBS website to watch the full episode.
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