He said, “In order for me to be connected to the values here of Australia, the Australian government needs to stop picking on the Muslims here” — in other words, he would be loyal to Australia if Australia did nothing to stop jihad terror activity. Now it appears that he wanted the Australian government to “stop picking on the Muslims here” so that jihad terror activity could go on undetected and unimpeded.
“Terror raids: Sulayman Khalid to spend Christmas behind bars,” by Lema Samandar, The Daily Telegraph, December 24, 2014 (thanks to Kenneth):
A MAN who made national headlines when he stormed off an Australian current affairs program after being questioned about the cancellation of his passport has been charged with terror-related offences.
Sulayman Khalid was one of two men arrested yesterday as part of an ongoing counterterrorism investigation into the alleged planning of a terrorist attack on Australian soil.
A police source said part of the terror plot related to a guerrilla war involving the killing of random people in the Blue Mountains.
Khalid, also known as Abu Bakr, appeared earlier this year on SBS’s Insight wearing a jacket emblazoned with the Islamic State flag and abruptly stormed off the set when questioned about his support for IS fighters and the revelation his passport had been revoked due to fears he would head overseas to fight.
“In order for me to be connected to the values here of Australia, the Australian government needs to stop picking on the Muslims here,” Khalid said on the show.
“Whenever you express your opinion of a tyrant, you are subjugated to being a terrorist or subjugated to being a national threat.”
The 20-year-old from Regents Park was charged with possession of documents designed to facilitate a terrorist attack.
He appeared via videolink at Parramatta Local Court this morning dressed in a T-shirt.
He was nonchalant and played with his shoulder length hair as his lawyer Adam Houda told the court he hasn’t applying for bail.
He will spend Christmas behind bars and reappear in court on February 18.
Mr Houda said outside court that his client was charged with a “very serious offence” but the police haven’t always been right.
“I want to remind you that the authorities have got it wrong it the past, many times,” Mr Houda said.
“All that we ask if that the court process be respected and this matter to be determined by the evidence and not by politicians and the media.”
A large groups of supporters, mostly women dressed in traditional Islamic clothes, were there to support Khalid in court….