THE first Queenslander charged with terrorism allegedly sent police an email threatening to launch a jihad — or holy war — on the suburban streets of Brisbane.
Police received the “anonymous” email this week as they were investigating the alleged purchase of 53kg of explosives by Brisbane high school teacher John Amundsen.
Queensland police have allegedly tracked the email to a computer at a Brisbane internet cafe used by Amundsen.
It remains unclear whether targets were mentioned, however police sources said there were no specific streets identified.
It is understood Amundsen is still maintaining he bought the explosives for stunts and to blow up trees for a movie he was making.
The 40-year-old manual arts teacher allegedly used about a fifth of the 53kg of Powergel to build four bombs, some containing nails and razor blades, which were seized in a police raid on his north Brisbane home on Monday night.
Ten detonators which were not yet attached to bombs were designed to be set off by remote.