Mosque warned terrorist plotters after & complaints; & # 39; about conversations about jihadist activities
Islamic terrorists, including Hamza Abbas (photo & # 39; s) who had blown Melbourne's landmarks on Christmas Day, received a text message from Muslim leaders in the run-up to their arrest
Islamic terrorists who had plans to blow up Melbourne sights on Christmas Day received a text message from Muslim leaders in the run-up to their arrest, in which they told them to bring out their political and personal views & # 39 ;.
Three of the four men who conspired to carry violent jihad & # 39; by detonating a bomb at Federation Square on December 25, 2016, the Hume Islamic Youth Center (HIYC) attended Coolaroo in the north of the city.
Ibrahim Abbas, 24, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to prepare an attack, revealing his goal was to make possible as much chaos, destruction, fear, bloodshed as possible in the heart of Melbourne.
His brother, Hamza, 23, nephew Abdullah Chaarani, 27, and friend Ahmed Mohamed, 25, were found guilty of the plot in November, which included plans to detonate suicides outside Flinders St station and St Paul's Cathedral. .
An SMS sent by leaders of the HIYC days before the police made the arrests said they had received complaints about the interviews interviewed by the group.
Three of the four men accused of conspiring to blow up a bomb on Melbourne's Federation Square in 2016 took part in the Hume Islamic Youth Center of Coolaroo (photo)
Hamza Abbas (right), Abdullah Chaarani, 27 and Ahmed Mohamed (left) were found guilty of the plot in November
In the message, the leaders said they would not insist that Islam is poisoned & # 39; or that their leadership is not respected under our own roof & # 39 ;, reported the Herald Sun.
& # 39; Speak some political or personal opinions outside the center, but do not bring this reason and falsehood into the center, "the message said.
The text, which said the men & # 39; Allah feared & # 39 ;, continued: & # 39; If there is something that you are not sure in the dane [religion]come and ask … Come and ask, as Allah says to ask people of knowledge if you do not know & # 39 ;.
The message was found by the terrorism police on one of the men's phones and was read to the jury in the court case against Hamza Abbas and two others, according to the newspaper.
& # 39; Speak some politics or personal opinions outside the center, but do not put this reason and fake in the center & # 39 ;, was the message
Supreme court judge Andrew Tinney said the terror plot was discussed on HIYC (photo)
The center was led by Sheik Mohammed Omran, the highest ranked clergyman in Australia for the Salafi movement, a conservative strand of Sunni Islam
When he condemned Ibrahim Abbas to prison for 20 years, the Supreme Court judge, Andrew Tinney, said that terrorist detachment was being discussed at HIYC.
The trio was not the only jihadist who had visited the center.
Among the other previous attendees in the center was Hassan Khalif Shire Ali – who was shot by the police after he killed a restaurant owner and wounded two others in Bourke Street in November.
Another was Jake Bilardi, who blew himself up in a suicide bombing of 2015 in Iraq where no one other than himself was killed.
Fellow warrior teenager suicide Adam Dahman (18), who killed five people in Iraq in 2014, was also supposed to have gone through the doors of the HIYC.
Somalian-born terrorist who stabbed three men in the Bourke Street attack last year, Hassan Khalif Shire Ali (photo) attended prayer sessions at the youth center
Dahman, from the inner suburb of Northcote in Melbourne, & # 39; liked & # 39; also one of Hume & # 39; s best sheikhs on Facebook before he exploded a suicide bomb in Baghdad.
Yet another Hume-regular was the Melbourne-born Dawod Elmir, who left his nursing training in 2014 to fight in Syria.
He was believed to have been killed on the battlefield in 2016.
Other Hume attendees were accused of being part of a terrorism network of Abdul Nacer Benbrika (also known as Abu Bakr), who was imprisoned for 15 years in 2009 for planning attacks, including one at the MCG during the AFL Grand Final 2005.
Another was Jake Bilardi, who blew himself up in a suicide bombing of 2015 in Iraq where no one but himself was killed
The youth center has hosted more controversial figures, including firebrand preachers Musa Cerantonio and Junaid Thorne (photo)
The youth center has received more controversial figures, including firebrand preachers Musa Cerantonio and Junaid Thorne.
The center was led by Sheik Mohammed Omran, the highest ranked clergyman in Australia for the Salafi movement, a conservative part of Sunni Islam.
Last year against the Australian Sheik Omran said the bloody prime minister & # 39; and blame the police for not stopping the attack on Bourke Street in Shire Ali.
& # 39; This person was on the waiting list. So what did they do? Nothing, & # 39; Sheik Omran said Tuesday.
"This bloody prime minister, instead of putting the heat on someone else, he should answer us about what he did.
& # 39; He has spent billions of dollars – billions – on security services. And what is the end result? We have crazy people on the street. & # 39;
Suicide terrorist Adam Dahman (18), who killed five people in Iraq in 2014, is also supposed to have gone through the doors of the HIYC
FOUR TERRORISTS WOULD BE FOUND DEADLY FROM CHRISTMAS DAY
Hamza Abbas was not only the "idiot brother". of a famous terrorist, he was also in a conspiracy to prepare a Melbourne Christmas Day terrorist attack, a jury decided.
The 23-year-old, his nephew Abdullah Chaarani, 27, and his friend Ahmed Mohamed, 25, were found guilty in the Supreme Court for acts in preparation for an attack against Federation Square, St Paul's Cathedral and Flinders Street Station. in December 2016.
The verdict, made public on 2 November after legal delays, followed seven days of deliberations and eight weeks of evidence, including that of Hamza's older brother Ibrahim Abbas, 24, who confessed his involvement with the police and pleaded guilty earlier this year.
Mohamed and Chaarani laughed and smiled at each other as their sentences were read.
The men were convicted for preparing an attack against Federation Square (photo), St Paul & # 39; s Cathedral and Flinders Street station in December 2016
Mohamed gave his family a big, cheesy grin, while Hamza gave them a thumbs up.
The police left the court and carried two machete knives bought by Chaarani and Ibrahim in preparation for the attack.
Ibrahim said they were for & # 39; chop to kill & # 39; and to break the neck of the infidels of their radical Sunni Islam.
The group also had the attributes for pipe bombs, including sparkler dust and hundreds of match heads, and chemicals including hydrogen peroxide that were meant to carry, as Ibrahim put it, "violent jihad & # 39;
The plot was thwarted on December 22, 2016 by the police who had listened to their preparations and had followed them while they were doing explorations on Federation Square.