Of course it doesn’t. Probably Omar Succarieh and the other Muslim arrested in this raid on an Islamic bookstore got all fired up to commit terrorist acts by reading about the French Revolution. Or maybe they were enraged by the illegal Zionist occupation of Kuraby and Baronia Heights. A politically correct Keystone Kop like Neil Gaughan would never hold the position he does in a society that was healthy and resolute in the face of the jihad threat. Ultimately his denial and willful ignorance will completely overwhelm his ability to investigate cases like these and make arrests, or else he will have to cast them off and face the nature of the threat realistically. The former appears more likely at this point.
“Two men face terror charges as police raid Islamic book store at Logan,” The Courier-Mail, September 10, 2014 (thanks to Kenneth):
TWO men will be charged with preparing to send fighters to join the conflict in Syria, aftera [sic] year-long counter-terrorism investigation.
AFP National Manager Counter Terrorism Assistant Commissioner Neil Gaughan confirmed Omar Succarieh was one of the men arrested today.
He said a 31-year-old from Kuraby would be charged with providing funds to terrorist organisation Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria.
Assistant Commissioner Gaughan said the man was also charged in relation to preparations for incursions into Syria with the intentions of engaging in hostile activities.
He said a 21-year-old from Baronia Heights would also be charged with two offences under the Crimes Incursions Act.
He said one charge was in relation to preparations for incursions into Syria with the intentions of engaging in hostile activities while the other was related to recruiting persons to engage in hostile activities in Syria.
Police will allege the men helped a “small number” of individuals.
Assistant Commissioner Gaughan said there was no information or intelligence available to police to indicate the men were involved in planning any terrorism attacks in Australia.
“This has got nothing to do with Islam, this is criminal behaviour by Australians involved in terrorist activity,” he said.
He said the arrests followed a 12-month investigation.
“We received advice from the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecution that there was sufficiency of evidence to progress to an overt resolution today.
“There were also some issues of public safety that we had to be cognisant of.
“This was not a hasty decision to progression to resolution today.
“Due to public safety concerns, one person in possession of a firearm and also a compound bow, we really had no option but to proceed today.”
Earlier The Courier-Mail reported two Queensland men will be charged with preparing to send fighters to join the conflict in Syria after a year-long counter-terrorism investigation.
A 21-year-old man will be charged with preparing for incursions into Syria with the intention of engaging in hostile activities. He will also be charged with recrutiing fighters to join the conflict.
About 180 police executed nine search warrants at Logan and the southern suburbs of Brisbane today.
A 31-year-old man will be charged with providing funds to the terrorist organisation Jabhat al-Nusra.
He will also be charged with preparing for incursions into Syria. AFP national manager counter terrorism Assistant Commissioner Neil Gaughan said the two men were not accused or suspected of planning terrorist acts in Australia.
He said the 31-year-old was Omar Succarieh. He is the brother of Australia’s first suicide bomber to die in Syria, Ahmed Succarieh.
Mr Gaughan said weapons were found during the raids, including a gun and a crossbow.
He said there were no other suspects in Australia in relation to the year-long investigation, codenamed Operation Bolton.
But he said there were links to Syria and the investigation was ongoing.
Mr Gaughan said there was no indication of plans for a terror attack on Australian soil, nor was there any threat aimed at the G20 leaders summit in Brisbane in November.
The arrests followed the raids in Brisbane and in Logan to the south, including on the iQraa Islamic Centre in the Logan suburb of Underwood.
Mr Gaughan said there was no link to the Islamic State movement.
“This has got nothing to do with Islam. This is criminal behaviour by Australians involved in terrorist activity,” Mr Gaughan said.
“I said at the commencement when I spoke about these charges, that these charges were in relation to Jabhat al-Nusra, not Islamic State.” Jabhat al-Nusra is a Syria-based Sunni extremist group that adheres to the global jihadist ideology of al-Qaeda….