Advertisement
Advertisement

Mohammed Elomar Accused of Joining ISIS Militant Group

by David P. Greisman

Mohammed Elomar — an Australian boxer who primarily fought at featherweight and junior lightweight — has a warrant out for his arrest for allegedly joining the militant group known as the Islamic State, or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, according to News.com.au.

“Elomar can be found on Twitter gleefully holding up the severed heads of two of his enemies as part of the terrorist insurgency in Syria and Iraq,” the article said.

Elomar, 29, fought as a pro largely from 2004 to 2008, then once more in 2013. He went 19-1 with 9 knockouts and 1 no contest, with the lone loss coming because of disqualification due to low blows in a bout against Matt Powell in 2007, according to BoxRec.

His brother, former 130-pound prospect Ahmed Elomar, is facing at least two and a half years behind bars for hitting a police officer with a flagpole during a 2012 protest in Australia, one of many international protests held in response to an infamous video on YouTube, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.

“With time served, Elomar will be eligible for release on March 3, 2016. His maximum sentence is four years and eight months,” the newspaper reported in June.

The 31-year-old turned pro in 2004 and fought through 2010, going 16-1-2 with 9 knockouts.

Pick up a copy of David’s book, “Fighting Words: The Heart and Heartbreak of Boxing,” at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsamazon or internationally at http://bit.ly/fightingwordsworldwide. Send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

Tags: boxing image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Light_Speed on 08-03-2014

[QUOTE=Weebler I;14821792] He was against the war in Iraq, but they wouldn't listen. If you're interested, a good recent interview: [url]http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/iraq-war-on-terror/losing-iraq/ryan-crocker-our-national-security-is-at-stake-right-now/[/url][/QUOTE] He was only against it on strategical grounds even though it was clearly a crime. [QUOTE=Weebler I;14821792] Terrorism obviously…

Comment by Weebler I on 08-03-2014

[QUOTE=check hook;14821776]The mistake was going into Iraq for "regime change" in the first place. They deposed a Sunni ruler (in a shi'ite majority country) who acted as a natural counterbalance and enemy to Iran's influence in the region, who are…

Comment by check hook on 08-03-2014

[QUOTE=Weebler I;14821449]The US needs to get back in there ASAP. Obama screwed up big time removing the troops and generals in a populist move before Iraq was ready to handle their own country. If they're not quelled they're going to…

Comment by Light_Speed on 08-03-2014

[QUOTE=Weebler I;14821687]He's not in the US Government and he doesn't appear to be any great fan of the Bush administration. Two amateurs in Boston marathon last year were able to kill and injure scores of innocents and cause the shutdown…

Comment by Weebler I on 08-03-2014

[QUOTE=Light_Speed;14821661]LOL I see you're still buying into that fear mongering by the US government. Reminds me of the days of Cheney and Powell. Look up some statistics about terrorism in the west, it's not a major threat.[/QUOTE] He's not in…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (36)
Top Headlines Jon Fernandez, Jose Roman Ink Pacts With Lou DiBella De La Hoya: Canelo a 154-Pounder, Will Fight Golovkin When Ready! Jarrell Miller's Promoter: He's Ready For Any World Champion Canelo: Margarito Fight Will NEVER Happen, He Should Retire Ramiro Carrillo, Achour Esho Return on October 1, UIC Pavilion Joshuanthony Ortiz, Edgardo Laboy Ink Pacts With Miguel Cotto Canelo Admits Move To 160 is Likely Next For His Career Mason Menard Puts a Target on The Back of Terry Flanagan Anthony Joshua-David Price Ruled Out For The Fall By Hearn James Kirkland Arrested Over Child Support Beef Photos: Anthony Crolla, Jorge Linares Go Face To Face Photos: Glowacki, Usyk - Go Face To Face at Open Workouts Jessie Vargas: "On November 5th I Will Shut The Critics Up!" Daniel Jacobs: Brook Just Too Small To Survive Against Golovkin Golovkin Laughs at Froch, Eubank: Those Clowns Won't Fight Me! J'Leon Love Will Face Dashon Johnson on September 16 Marlon Tapales vs. Paul Butler in The Works For The Fall De La Hoya: Canelo-Smith Will Have Up To 60,000 Fans at Venue! Frampton: The UK Has 14 World Champions - Not All Are Legit! Gerard Carroll To Fight Twice In Eight Days De La Hoya: Canelo-Golovkin Won't Take 6 Years, But Not Now Daniel Geale vs. Renold Quinlan, Vacant IBO 168 Belt on 10/14 Tom Brown Reflects on The Lost Art of Building a Fighter Amir Khan Plans To Fight in January, May and December Caleb Plant Dominates De Angel in PBC on FS1 Main Event Jhonny Gonzalez vs. Hirotsugu Yamamoto Card Coming Together Canelo-Smith on Pace To Outdo Pacquiao, Says Golden Boy VP Video: Abel Sanchez on Brook, Andre Ward, 160 Landscape Video: Loeffler Talks Brook-Golovkin, Jacobs, Carl Froch, More Video: Gennady Golovkin Talks Kell Brook, Unification, More Video: Roman Gonzalez Talks Cuadras Clash, Training Camp LaRon Mitchell Expects Tough Fight With Mario Heredia Luis Ortiz Brushes Off Golden Boy Split, Vows To Batter Ustinov Video: Gennady Golovkin Putting in Work For Kell Brook Fight Gervonta Davis, Floyd Mayweather at Odds, Sosa Bout in Doubt? Errol Spence Over The Moon With MONSTER Rating of 6 Million Liam Smith Warns: I'm Coming in There To Knock Canelo Out! Orlando Salido vs. Takashi Miura Showdown in The Works Eddie Ramirez-Kevin Watts Top FS1 on PBC, September 13 Luis Ortiz, Golden Boy Promotions Officially Part Ways
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement