His jihad group wanted to “kill as many unbelievers as they can and impose Sharia law.”
Do Australian authorities ever stop to ponder where young Muslims keep getting the idea that this is a good thing to do? Do authorities in any non-Muslim country? Do they really think that showering money on Tamim Khaja and the communities that produce young men like him is going to solve this problem? Are the citizens of Australia and other non-Muslim countries really going to allow willfully ignorant politicians to gamble with their future by continuing to ignore the root causes of this problem?
A Muslim man who was part of a group seeking to “kill as many unbelievers as they can and impose Sharia law” used the Boston Marathon terror attack as his model, an Australian court has heard.
The claim was made during sentencing proceedings for Tamim Khaja, 20, who pleaded guilty in October to planning and preparing a terrorist attack two years ago.
The then 18-year-old was arrested while readying for a massacre, either at the U.S. embassy in Sydney, an Army barracks or at a court complex. It’s alleged Khaja is close to imprisoned Islamic extremists Milad bin Ahmad-Shah al-Ahmadzai and his brother, Maywand Osman, who are also in custody on terrorism offences.
Video evidence was shown of Khaja appearing expressionless as he talks about murdering innocent people, ABC News reports.
He told undercover officers he was planning “maximum fire.”
“I mean to take as many of them down as I can. I’m not going to stop firing… If there’s like a two month old baby, or someone holding a baby, I’m just trying to think if that’s true, I wouldn’t buckle in that situation.”
Khaja started planning the terror attack after a failed attempt to travel to Syria to fight with Islamic State in 2016.
He wrote to an unidentified man: “I am so sad I couldn’t come. My heart has been broken. I wanted so badly to be on the battlefield with my brothers.
“I am thinking more along the lines of Boston Marathon… I know how to make a portable microwave b..b [sic]… Even with a handgun I would be able to cause a lot of damage.”…