Back in August we featured a culturally enriching young “Australian” fellow named Sulayman Khalid, who appeared on the “Insight” television program in support of the Islamic State, and wearing an ISIS flag.
Just before Christmas Mr. Khalid got himself into a spot of trouble with the law in Sydney for planning terrorist attacks on government targets and so on. I’m sure it’s all just a misunderstanding, and I don’t think there’s any doubt that the incident had nothing to do with Islam.
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this TV news report:
Below are excerpts from the Sydney Morning Herald about the arrests:
Two Men Arrested in Sydney in Counter-Terrorism Operation
A man has been charged after he allegedly was found with documents designed to facilitate a terrorist attack against potential government targets in Sydney, police say.
Sulayman Khalid, 20, from Regents Park in Sydney’s west, faced Parramatta Local Court on Wednesday after he was charged by counter-terrorism police overnight.
A second man was also charged by counter-terrorism police overnight with breaching a control order.
Mr Khalid appeared via video link, running his hands through his hair and leaning back in his chair.
Five members of his family sat in the public gallery as lawyer Adam Houda told the court his client would not be applying for bail.
He will remain behind bars for Christmas and will next appear before Central Local Court on February 18.
Outside of court Mr Houda said his client had been accused of serious offences.
“My client has been charged with a very serious offence but I remind you that authorities have got it wrong in the past many times and all that we ask is that the court process be respected and for this matter to be determined on the evidence and not by politicians and the media.”
Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Michael Phelan said officers seized a significant amount of material during a raid on a property on Thursday last week.
And from NineMSN:
Terror Arrests Revealed ‘Vision to Turn Blue Mountains Into Killing Ground’: Reports
One of two men arrested on terror offences on Christmas Eve may have envisioned the NSW Blue Mountains as a playground for guerrilla warfare, according to reports.
On Christmas Eve, Sulayman Khalid, 20, and another man aged 21, were arrested as part of an ongoing counterterrorism investigation.
Mr Khalid, from Regents Park, has been charged with being in possession of documents designed to facilitate a terrorist attack.
The 21-year-old man from Marsfield was charged with breaching a control order.
Details of the terrorist activity of Sydney jihadists in the wake of the Martin Place siege was reportedly presented to the National Security Committee just hours before federal police were given the go ahead for the raids that nabbed the two men.
A police source reportedly told News Corp part of the alleged terror plot related to the killing of random people in bushland in the NSW Blue Mountains west of Sydney.