Samra, one of the teenagers he recruited, is widely believed to have been killed by ISIS
Austrian authorities announced they dismantled a notorious recruitment ring, who targeted children and attempted to persuade them to come to Syria, referred to as ‘the caliphate’.
Two teens who were brainwashed to join barbaric ISIS in 2014, 17-year-old Samra Kesinovic and her schoolfriend Sabina Selimovic, 15, were the group's “pin-up poster girls” for jihad.
They were enlisted by hate preacher Ebu Tejma, the alias of 35-year-old Bosnian-born religious leader Mirsad Omerovic.
He is currently serving a 20-year prison sentence.
When officers raided his taxpayer-funded home – which he shares with his wife and seven children – they found a stash of cash and valuables hidden away which had been lavished on him by supporters.
He reportedly drove around Europe in a sports car "like a pop star on a tour” using proceeds raised from his followers.
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The anti-terror crackdown of his network of jihadis led to 14 arrests as police swooped in on suspects in the major operation.
A staggering 800 police officers were put on the case, investigating possible ISIS recruits in raids in Vienna and Graz.
The prosecutor's office of the city of Graz said: "As part of an ongoing investigation into suspected membership of a terrorist organisation a coordinated operation planned for some time took place involving 800 officers."
All of those arrested had links to Tejma, according to prosecutors
A police spokesman confirmed two Bosnians were arrested, one Syrian, a Bulgarian, a Macedonian and Austrians with a "migration background”.
Up to three Salafist hate preachers were among those arrested, whose ages range from 21 to 49.
And a further three men and three women from the Balkans – two of whom were the wives of the male suspects – were later also arrested in Graz.
All of those arrested had links to Tejma, according to prosecutors.
He was convicted last July for the promotion of jihad and the recruitment of more than 160 fighters for ISIS in Syria, and a bomb-making guide was found on his computer.
Numerous speeches about jihad and extremism were uploaded to the internet, and the prosecutor’s office alleges he told a fellow extremist that "the blonde mouse, the Austrian, should be torn apart like a bag of crisps".
The anti-terror crackdown of his network of jihadis led to 14 arrests
Samra, one of the teenagers he recruited, is widely believed to have been killed by ISIS.
She reportedly tried to escape several times after being passed around as a sex slave, a former prisoner claimed.
According to authorities, Tejma and his seven-strong family lived off state handouts, seeing them rake in £2,330 a mont
And Austrian police believed they may have smashed a child ISIS ring, after they arrested a 12-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, and a 17-year-old named as Lorenz K in a linked operation.
The elder was arrested on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack, and had been experimenting with explosives in his flat, it is claimed.
The 12-year-old, from Macedonia, is claimed to be part of the same Islamist network.
He was detained, not arrested, as part of the investigation into Lorenz K, who is a self-confessed fan of the hate preacher Tejma.
Austrian investigators have linked this child terror ring with another in Germany, which has been dubbed the “Islamic State children cell”.
Last December another 12-year-old German-Iraqi boy was arrested on suspicion of planning twin bomb attacks in a German city.
They were enlisted by hate preacher Ebu Tejma
The youngster is said to have targeted a Christmas market, but the bomb failed to detonate.
In December the same pre-teen placed a backpack containing a nail bomb near a city hall, but a passer-by noticed the suspicious bag.
According to police he had been "heavily religiously radicalised”.