Mohammed Noor Masri
In an interview with Australian reporter David Wroe Masri said he had been misled into travelling to Daesh territory, a mistake he is willing to face the consequences, but pled for his pregnant wife, Shayma Assaad, and their children, to be repatriated to Australia.
Masri was a air-conditioning service technician, in Australia, who travelled to Daesh-occupied Syria in 2015. He met and married Assaad, then only 15 years old, in Syria, where she had been brought by her parents.
Masri says that he never served as a fighter for the Daesh regime, instead putting his air-conditioner maintenance skills to use maintaining hospitals in the regime's territory.
- David Wroe, Josh Dye, Erin Pearson (2019-04-04). "What should Australia do with the children of Islamic State?". Sydney Morning Herald (Al-Hawl refugee camp). Archived from the original on 2019-04-08. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.smh.com.au%2Fworld%2Fmiddle-east%2Fwhat-should-australia-do-with-the-children-of-islamic-state-20190404-p51aw8.html&date=2019-04-08. Retrieved 2019-04-08. "Shayma quickly met and married Mohammed Noor Masri, the former Sydney tradesman turned IS recruit whom the Herald and Age interviewed in a Kurdish prison some distance from the camp."
- David Wroe (2019-04-01). "Australian Islamic State recruit's plea: bring my family home". Sydney Morning Herald (Qamishli, Syria). https://www.smh.com.au/world/middle-east/what-should-australia-do-with-the-children-of-islamic-state-20190404-p51aw8.html. Retrieved 2019-04-08. "Masri, who worked as an airconditioning serviceman in Sydney, claimed he has never killed, assaulted or enslaved anyone. He said he was misled into joining what he now accepts is an evil organisation."
- Angus Thompson (2019-04-01). "'A typical Aussie kid' who a Sydney family wants home". The Age. Archived from the original on 2019-04-08. http://www.webcitation.org/query?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theage.com.au%2Fnational%2Fnsw%2Fa-typical-aussie-kid-who-a-sydney-family-wants-home-20190331-p519ed.html&date=2019-04-08. "Masri told the Herald that he travelled to Syria in January 2015 and joined what he now accepts is an "evil" terrorist organisation as a misguided devotee of Islam. He said he never engaged in fighting, instead putting his trade skills to use in a hospital."
- "Sydney tradie who joined IS pleads his family be allowed back into Australia". Herald Sun. https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/sydney-tradie-who-joined-is-pleads-his-family-be-allowed-back-into-australia/video/2e587eade392292656288fd6f63cebb3. Retrieved 2019-04-08.