The family of the Australian jihadist Abu Affan has preferred to keep him in the detention centers of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in north and eastern Syria, rather than being deported to his Australia’s prisons, his country, the family said: "Staying in the prisons of Muslims is better than being in the prisons of Christians”.
Yousuf Muhammad Yousuf (Abu Affan al- Somali) is an Australian jihadist of Somali origins, who lived in Melbourne before traveling with his Australian companion Abu Touba to Syria to join the Islamic State in the late of 2014.
North-Press had interviewed five Australian jihadists in SDF detention centers in northeastern Syria, including Abu Affan al-Somali, who confirmed that he was satisfied with his jihadi experience within the terrorist Islamic State group (ISIS). On August 30 North-Press published a report about him entitled "Australian jihadist: Slaughter is an implementation of Islam".
Rahma Yousef, the elder sister of Abu Affan, confirmed that she could not complete her brother's interview because she couldn't believe how her little brother had become!
Rahma tried to contact North-Press after publishing an interview with her brother, "the jihadist" to ask about his health and situation, as she said.
Abu Afan, who was seriously injured in al-Baghouz battles, was only in contact with his mother when he used to live under ISIS reign, while the mother had traveled twice to Turkey to try to bring him back, but in vain, which caused her getting harassments from the Australian government.
Rahma made no mention of any demands regarding her brother's case, except to know his condition and being assured about his heath; talking at the same time about the tension and distraught that befell all her family and relatives when they saw him after they had lost hope of being alive.
Rahma says that Abu Affan was hiding his personal life from the family, they even did not know his friends, she points out that he used to bring the needs of the house, then enter his room and never came out, she considers joining ISIS groups as ridiculous!
Abu Affan claimed that he was celebrating and smoking a lot before joining ISIS, which he now considers this behavior as not Islamic.
While Rahma refutes her brother’s sayings, she said: "I have never seen anything like this before, our family follows the Islamic teachings and does not accept such things”.
Regarding the Australian government's demand to bring Abu Affan back from Syria, Rahma considered that his stay in Muslim prisons in reference to the SDF is better than his return to the Australian prisons, which she described as Christian prisons.