/Brisbane man to face court on terrorism charge

Brisbane man to face court on terrorism charge


May 22, 2019 10:19:47

A Brisbane man has been charged with attempting to support a terrorist organisation after a joint state and federal police team raided a house in the southern suburb of Algester yesterday.

He is accused of supporting the Islamic State in Iraq by providing video-editing software to a relative who had travelled to the conflict zone.

Australian Federal Police (AFP) alleged the man’s relative was working for the “media unit” of the group.

AFP assistant commissioner Ian McCartney said the arrest had helped protect national security.

“We will allege that the support this man provided was tangible and would directly assist a terrorist organisation with its objectives,” he said.

Assistant commissioner Peter Fleming from the Security and Counter Terrorism Command said the extremist groups used the internet to “exploit” and recruit people.

“The aim of extremists is to divide us and to turn our citizens against each other — but we will not let them win,” Assistant Commissioner Fleming said.

Police also offered their assurance that there was no ongoing threat to the Queensland public.

He is due to appear in Richlands Magistrates Court this morning.






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May 22, 2019 09:53:23