“The pair were apprehended by officers near a courthouse and the Bankstown Musalla, which is an open space outside a mosque, mainly used for praying.”
What else it is used for?
“Two knife-wielding teen terror suspects, 16, ‘carrying notes pledging allegience to ISIS’ arrested near a mosque in Sydney’s west,” by Brianne Tolj and Cindy Tran, Daily Mail Australia, October 12, 2016:
Handwritten notes pledging allegiance to ISIS were reportedly found in the pockets of two knife-wielding teenage terrorist suspects who were arrested near a mosque in Sydney’s south-west.
Counter-terrorism police arrested two 16-year-old boys on Fetherstone Road in Bankstown on Wednesday afternoon following reports of an alleged terror plot,The Daily Telegraph reported.
The pair were apprehended by officers near a courthouse and the Bankstown Musalla, which is an open space outside a mosque, mainly used for praying.
The teenagers, who were initially believed to be 17, are believed to have been walking to the Bankstown Police Station with weapons, allegedly two bayonets, according to Nine News.
The pair, who were also carrying notes pledging their dedication to the Islamic State, are now being questioned at Bankstown police station, along with numerous family members including one of the teenager’s mothers.
Witnesses said one of the boys was seen smiling as he sat on the ground in handcuffs.
Both of the men have been known to police officers for several years, Nine News reported.
One of the teenagers was allegedly arrested a few years ago and accused of not standing for the national anthem at his high school….