Thursday, September 23, 2010
Aussie terrorist plotter, rejected an application for bail, on a separate charge, said he was busy converting young prisoners to Islam
When are we going to wake up!
These Islamic terror types should be kept in isolation.
There is a growing number of terror plots being put down by these jail-converted men.
The Victorian Supreme Court has heard one of five men accused of a terrorist plot wanted to convert prisoners to Islam while he was in jail for an unrelated matter.
An undercover police officer is continuing to give evidence against five men accused of planning to attack the Holsworthy Army base in New South Wales.
The policeman's job was to make friends with accused man Wissan Fattal.
The court heard Fattal was on remand in prison in March 2009.
Fattal told the officer he did not want to apply for bail because he was busy converting young prisoners to Islam.
He said he wanted all the nationalities to come together as brothers.
The officer said that Fattal never mentioned anything to him about committing acts of violence in Australia.
The five Melbourne men have pleaded not guilty to planning a terrorist act.
It is alleged they were preparing to attack the Holsworthy Army base with guns.
The Victorian undercover senior constable known in court as Hamza met Fattal at a Melbourne mosque in 2008.
He said he was instructed to find out if Fattal was likely to commit any acts in Australia in the cause of Islam.
The officer said he told Fattal he was a convert to Islam and sought advice from Fattal on religious matters.
The officer is giving evidence via videolink from a remote location, and the seating arrangements in the courtroom have been modified so only the judge, jury and lawyers can see him.
Secretly recorded conversations between the undercover officer and Fattal have been played to the jury.
Earlier, the court heard Fattal was angry at what the allied forces were doing overseas.
It is alleged he said to the officer; "They are killing innocent Muslims. Even in this country they have put innocent brothers in jail".
The trial continues.
Posted by Cole at 2:00 AM