Lessons in hate ruining young lives at Aussies turn to extremism

The Muslim Issue

James Dowling
Herald Sun
February 14, 2015 10:54PM

Melbourne teenager Adam Dahman blew himself up with a suicide bomb in Iraq. Picture: Face

Melbourne teenager Adam Dahman blew himself up with a suicide bomb in Iraq. Picture: Facebook

ADAM Dahman was your typical northern suburbs kid.

He loved fast cars, played footy and was never short of a word, especially around the ladies.

At Northcote High School he was known as the class clown, always cracking jokes or fooling around.

But in 2013, friends started to notice a change in Dahman.

Suddenly religion seemed more important to him than girls or cars and he soon dropped out of school.

In little over a year he would be dead. Blown up by a bomb he strapped to himself near a Shiite mosque in Baghdad. An act of terrorism that also claimed five innocent lives.

Friends said Dahman had been just like any other kid before coming under the spell of Islamic extremists during his final year at…

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6 thoughts on “Lessons in hate ruining young lives at Aussies turn to extremism

  1. Excellent analysis Martin. I couldn’t agree with you more.
    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. We need balance in our lives. I actually believe that religion is for people who are afraid of going to hell, spirituality is for people who have been there.
    Thanks for stopping by, always a pleasure to hear from you.
    Dawna 💕

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  2. Well, Hummm, lots of things at work here at the same time… young, impressionable, no sense of hope in his own environment, and perhaps some psychological problems we do not know about… Aussie and American are very similar circumstances in that we are building nothing currently, but Bombs, as a nation that is (we are expert at that) 😉 …Oh and we have some other industries, food, fuel, and ripping people off financially (indeed, that last one is 40+%) of our Economy. Religion, well, that’s a side issue and would not be an issue at all if we were headed in the right direction, which suffice to say that we are not.

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  3. There is not bad religion, but there are people who use it for political purposes, including those who is ready to blame the religion itself instead of trying to understand the real state of things. Please do not confuse two different things. Being a Muslim and a real believer I have always respected all confessions and the right of people to make their own choice. With all respect, Iosatel.

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    • Thank you for your analysis. It’s true. I have said for sometime that religion in extreme is fatal. As far as that goes anything taken to extreme is fatal. Wether it be eating, drinking, or work. If it’s not practiced with balance it’s harmful.
      Thanks for stopping by
      Always nice to hear from you.

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