How odd, that the one thing that we know has nothing ever to do with any terror plotting anywhere by anyone — Islam — seems to figure into so many terror plots. “Terror accused tried to ‘convert prison inmates to Islam,'” by Emma O’Sullivan for Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s ABC News, September 23:
The Victorian Supreme Court has heard one of five men accused of a terrorist plot wanted to convert prisoners to Islam while he was in jail for an unrelated matter.
An undercover police officer is continuing to give evidence against five men accused of planning to attack the Holsworthy Army base in New South Wales.
The policeman’s job was to make friends with accused man Wissan Fattal….
Fattal told the officer he did not want to apply for bail because he was busy converting young prisoners to Islam….
The Victorian undercover senior constable known in court as Hamza met Fattal at a Melbourne mosque in 2008.
He said he was instructed to find out if Fattal was likely to commit any acts in Australia in the cause of Islam.
The officer said he told Fattal he was a convert to Islam and sought advice from Fattal on religious matters….