13 September 2010

Five Aussie Muslims on Trial for Plotting Attack

They're being tried in Australia for planning an attack on an Army base.

Five Muslim men went on trial before an Australian court on Monday, charged with planning an attack on a Sydney army base last year in retaliation for Australia's involvement in the Afghan war, a prosecutor said.
The men, all Australian citizens with Somali and Lebanese background, planned to shoot as many people as possible in the planned suicide raid on the army base, prosecutor Nick Robinson told the Victorian Supreme Court in Melbourne.
The men believed that Islam was under attack from nations such as Australia which has troops in Afghanistan, the Australian Associated Press reported Robinson as telling the court.
One of the men travelled to Somalia seeking a fatwa, an Islamic ruling, to sanction the attack as the group could not get one from an Australian sheikh.

By: Brant

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