Australian IT geek in charge of terrorism for giving software to a family member who works for ISIS

The Australian IT nerd is accused of terrorism & # 39; after giving video editing software to a family member who became press officer for ISIS & # 39;

  • A man from Brisbane has been accused of terrorism for allegedly supporting ISIS
  • He was arrested on Tuesday by a joint federal and national police team
  • He is said to have provided video editing software to a family member who worked for ISIS

A man from Brisbane was accused in court of giving video editing software to a family member who worked for the media unit of the Islamic State terrorist organization.

The 27-year-old faced Richlands Magistrates Court on Wednesday, accused of attempting to provide support to a terrorist organization, say the Australian Federal Police.

The police claim that the Algester-man delivered video editing software to a family member who had traveled to the conflict area – and worked for the Islamic State media unit in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

A man from Brisbane was confronted with a judge accused of giving video editing software to a family member who worked for the media unit of the terrorist organization of the Islamic State (stock image)

A man from Brisbane was confronted with a judge accused of giving video editing software to a family member who worked for the media unit of the terrorist organization of the Islamic State (stock image)

He was arrested after a joint raid by ASIO and federal and national police in Algester on Tuesday.

He was accused of attempting to support a terrorist organization, as opposed to two parts of the Penal Code, which have a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.

The 27-year-old faced Richlands Magistrates Court on Wednesday, accused of attempting to provide support to a terrorist organization, say the Australian Federal Police (stock image)

The 27-year-old faced Richlands Magistrates Court on Wednesday, accused of attempting to provide support to a terrorist organization, say the Australian Federal Police (stock image)

The 27-year-old faced Richlands Magistrates Court on Wednesday, accused of attempting to provide support to a terrorist organization, say the Australian Federal Police (stock image)

AFP Assistant Commissioner Ian McCartney, National Counter-Terrorism Manager, said they claim that the support this man has given is tangible and directly supports a terrorist organization with its objectives.

He said there was no threat to the community in Queensland as a result of this investigation.

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