No doubt Kent meant only to commit himself to the peaceful spiritual struggle. Australian Jihad Update from AAP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
ONE of 13 Melbourne men accused of being members of a terrorist group pledged in the presence of Osama bin Laden to commit jihad or holy war, a court has been told.
Shane Kent, 29, of Meadow Heights, attended the Al Farooq training camp where he underwent weapons and explosives training, Crown prosecutor Mark Dean SC told the first day of the men’s committal hearing in the Victorian County Court today.
Mr Dean said a witness who attended the same camp would give evidence at the hearing that he saw Kent at the camp, and that on three occasions bin Laden visited the camp when they were there.
He would tell the court that Kent committed himself to jihad in the presence of the al-Qaeda leader, Mr Dean told the hearing.