I believe in Christ, what he did on the cross & # 39 ;: Convicted jihadi denies that he & # 39; pretends to be Christian & # 39; to get a lighter punishment for planning a terrorist attack
- A convicted terrorist denies that he is distorting his renewed faith in Christianity
- Prosecutors claim that he is trying to fool the judge to reduce his sentence
- Sameh Bayda and his wife called themselves & jihadi Bonnie and Clyde & # 39;
Brittany Chain for Daily Mail Australia
Australian Associated Press
A convicted terrorist who once proclaimed that he and his wife are the jihadi Bonnie and Clyde & # 39; were, denies that his renewed Christianity is a conspiracy to reduce his punishment.
Sameh Bayda and his wife Alo-Bridget Namoa, both 21 years old, were found guilty of conspiring to carry out a terrorist attack in Sydney on New Year's Eve 2015 and are currently waiting for a conviction.
During a sentence of punishment, Bayda and his wife both distanced themselves from their Islamic faith.
Bayda said that he turned to Christianity while in confinement, and told the court that he regularly reads the Bible.
I believe in Christ, what he did on the cross & # 39 ;, he testified under oath.
Sameh Bayda (left) and his wife Alo-Bridget Namoa (right), both 21 years old, did not plead guilty to conspiracy to carry out a terrorist attack in Sydney on New Year's Eve 2015
But Crown Journalist Nicholas Robinson questioned the legitimacy of his claim during a Friday judgment hearing at the NSW High Court.
Mr. Robinson said: "Your claim that you have found Christianity is no more than a pretext to alleviate the penance you fear for your life, & # 39; reported The Daily Telegraph.
Bayda denied the accusations of the prosecutor, but insisted that he regularly visit the prison pastor and embrace the new religion.
He said that while he still loved his bride Namoa, he no longer recognized their marriage because it was completed according to Sharia law.
& # 39; Marriage has been broken since we both left the religion & # 39 ;, he said.
Bayda has since renounced his Islamic faith and turned to Christianity at the time he was being held, and told the court that he regularly reads the Bible
On the first day of their trial, Mr. Robinson said the couple had a large volume of extremist material, including Islamic state and al-Qaeda magazines.
"They regarded the attacked Islam all over the world and they were obliged to respond", the prosecutor said Monday to the jury.
Robinson said that a & # 39; goodbye & # 39; that Namoa had written to her husband on one of the phones of the bunch, while Namoa wrote a neat handwritten and unsigned note at the house of Bayda.
Focused on & # 39; my Boo Boo & # 39 ;, told the handwritten note to Bayda that she would never testify against him.
"Allah is my lawgiver, I do not follow their corrupt laws," said the prosecutor according to the prosecutor.
Robinson said the evidence contained thousands of images, countless graphics videos of executions and other deaths and social media profiles that showed the couple had adopted alternative names or kunya.