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Posted on 12/22/2010 3:57:17 PM PST by Dundee
A VICTORIAN court has found three men guilty of planning a terrorist attack on an Australian army base in Sydney.
Another two men who also stood trial over the alleged planned attack have been found not guilty.
The Victorian Supreme Court trial, which has been running for three months, was told the five Victorian men planned a shootout at the Australian army barracks at Holsworthy in Sydney in the belief Islam was under attack from the west.
The jury heard the men took steps to obtain a religious decree to endorse the attack at the barracks and shoot as many people as possible until they were killed or overwhelmed, to advance Islam.
Wissam Mahmoud Fattal, 34, of Melbourne, Saney Edow Aweys, 27, of Carlton North and Nayef El Sayed, 26, of Glenroy were found guilty of conspiring to prepare for or plan a terrorist act...
(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.com.au ...
Methodists once again......
Those two koranimals rolled over.
Friends and family of the accused. leave the Supreme Court in Melbourne. Photo: Michael Clayton-Jones
...''Straight away, after the conviction, one day later fires broke out in the country and all were happy we say Allah bring the fitna [trouble] Allah bring the calamity,'' Saney Edow Aweys was recorded as telling a contact in Somalia.
Aweys, 27, and four others - Wissam Mahmoud Fattal, 34, Nayef El Sayed, 26, Yacqub Khayre, 23, and Abdirahman Mohamud Ahmed, 26 - have pleaded not guilty to conspiring to prepare for, or plan, a terrorist act.
Opening the prosecution case, Mr Robinson said it was the group's plan to enter Holsworthy armed with high-powered weapons and kill as many people as possible until they exhausted their ammunition, were overwhelmed or were killed. He said the conspiracy occurred between February 1 and August 4 last year.
Recorded conversations between Fattal and his mother in Lebanon revealed him to be asking her to pray for his martyrdom. ''Supplicate for me to be killed at the hands of the False Messenger. That's the best one on earth, mother,'' Fattal asked.
Later he told her: ''This terrestial life does not mean anything to me, mum [it] is pain later you will hear good things about me, with the permission of Allah.'' To an overseas contact, Fattal discouraged the prospect of a Muslim moving to Australia: ''It's better for you to stay in the Arabic countries forget here, it's decadence.''
Fattal told an undercover police officer that he had sworn to Allah that if he could find a way to ''kill the army'', he would do so, Mr Robinson said...
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