THE father of Gold Coast jihadist Amira Karroum has launched a legal battle to claim her $300,000 life insurance policy.
Karroum, 22, changed from a “beautiful and loving” girl spending her days lounging on beaches to an armed soldier who died fighting for Islamic extremists in 2014.
Distraught father Mohamed Karroum, 72, said his daughter’s life insurance policy should be honoured because she was “tricked” into entering Syria at a time when it was not illegal to do so.
IntrustSuper refused to pay Karroum’s life insurance because of her ties to terrorist group al-Qa’ida and was supported by the Australian Government, which formally labelled her a terrorist after she was shot and dismembered by ISIS militants.
“They will not pay because you are not supposed to travel there but the law came in after Amira was killed,” he said.
It’s not just a matter of whether travel to Syria was banned. She joined a terrorist group and took part in armed combat. Of course insurance will be void in those circumstances.