A TEENAGER from Toowoomba, believed to be fighting alongside terrorists in Syria, has been leading a double life according to two social media profiles.
Authorities fear Oliver Bridgeman, 18, is fighting with al Nusra, which aims to overthrow the Assad regime in favour of a Sunni Islamic state.
His online profiles show his apparent double life.
Mr Bridgeman's main profile shows him playing football with kids in Bali, his final day at school in Harristown and enjoying the nightlife in Indonesia.
He has another Facebook profile under the alias Yusuf Oli which displays a growing politicisation.
Photos show him socialising with Muslims and attending mosque while his posts reveal his increasing interest in Islamic ideas.
He posted an article on February 19 about the Charlie Hebdo attack on cartoonists in Paris writing: "The number of reverts to Islam among French people has increased significantly after Charlie Hebdo attacks."
"Billions of people believe in God, but only a few listen to him," read one update.
He also quoted the bible saying '"And he (Jesus) went a little further, and fell on his face, and prayed" (Matthew 26:39)'.
Many of the posts expressed an aversion to extremism, however, with Bridgeman sharing a YouTube video last November entitled "The Proof ISIS are Misguided".
A month later, he wrote: "Extremism is as a result of lying against Allah, for when the extremist fails to produce evidence and interpretation, he resorts to lying against Allah to fulfil his whims.
"'Do not commit excess in your religion or say about Allah except the truth.' [Al-Nisâ' 4:171]".
The Garden City Mosque which Mr Bridgeman went to in Toowoomba has distanced itself from the controversy.
He occasionally went to prayer sessions at the Garden City Mosque after his family moved from the Gold Coast last year.
It is now believed he may have been brainwashed online in the months leading up to his journey.
A barrage of derogatory comments has been left on his Facebook page since the news broke of his trip to Syria.
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