Oh well. We doubt he looks so good any more.
Model-turned-jihadist Sharky Jama has reportedly been killed in Syria while fighting with terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS).
The Melbourne man’s father, Dada Jama, confirmed his death to SBS Radio while tributes to the young man flooded social media.
Somali broadcaster Ibrahim Mohamed said he had spoken with the family on Wednesday who told him Sharky had died after being shot.
The jihadist’s father had been told by Sharky’s friends that the worst had happened.
‘[Dada] got a text message and he received a phone call from Syria, someone has told him his son has passed away,’ Mr Mohamed said.
‘Then he said “I tried his number”, because he has contact with his son. Automatically, it goes to voicemail, that’s what he said, and then he knew that his son is gone.’
The Department of Foreign Affairs was unable to confirm Sharky’s death as its capacity to do so was ‘extremely limited’.
A spokesman for the department told Daily Mail Australia consular assistance was no longer available within Syria ‘due to the extremely dangerous security situation’.
He further added Australians who were involved in overseas conflicts were ‘putting their own lives in mortal danger’.
‘Any Australians fighting with non-state militia in Syria or Iraq should end their involvement in the conflict now and leave the conflict zone,’ the spokesman said.
‘Australians are strongly advised not to travel to Syria or Iraq; any Australians in either country should leave immediately.’
Meh. Better they die on the battlefield.