Alleged “Terror group” discussed shooting Muslim leader

According to news reports, the alleged Melbourne-based terror group (and car stealing racket) didn’t just discuss the murder of the former Prime Minister John Howard but also, it was alleged, discussed the shooting of a prominent Melbourne Muslim community leader, Samir Mohtadi (Abu Hamza) of IISNA.

The court also heard that a senior member of the Melbourne Muslim community vowed to go to the police if he discovered the group had committed any terrorist act.

Prosecutor Richard Maidment, SC, said religious leader Samir Mohtadi had said in a witness statement that he had warned Benbrika’s group.

“He says he told the them if he got wind of the fact that they were going to commit a terrorist act, he would go to the authorities,” Mr Maidment told the jury.

As a result, group member Bassam Raad said he would like to shoot Mr Mohtadi.

If true, this is made even more disturbing by the fact that after these men were imprisoned, it was IISNA — led by the man they apparently discussed shooting — who their families turned to for financial help.


#1 Abu Omar on 02.20.08 at 11:58 am

I cannot say I’m surprised. This deviant and violent takfiri ideology views almost any Muslim that opposes them to be an apostate who’s blood is to be shed. One can easily see the logical outcome of their worldview in places like Algeria and Egypt, and now Iraq to some extent, where groups like Jama’at at-Takfir wal-Hijrah, the Algerian GIA, and other radical factions butchered thousands of people for being “apostates.” So, it isn’t really suprising to see this trend turn up in the West countries among disillusioned and radicalized youth, who are often more angry at the Muslim community than they are at the non-Muslim one.

#2 Shadower on 02.20.08 at 9:46 pm

What exactly is the difference between the behavior of such people and that of the Khawarij?

#3 Musa on 02.20.08 at 9:57 pm

They wanted to kill Abu Hamza? They are utter scum and I hope they stay in prison for their rest of their lives.

Can you imagine the fitnah they would have unleashed on the Muslim community if they detonated their bombs or murdered the PM? May Allah protect us from that and from them and their likes.

#4 Abu Omar on 03.04.08 at 9:41 am

I should also add that a few months ago the Saudi government reported, and take this with a grain of salt mind you, that several takfiri militants were captured with plans to assassinate several scholars who had spoke against their terrorist activities inside Saudi Arabia:;id=11031

#5 Abu Omar on 03.06.08 at 9:37 am

“Reporting Extremist Activities to a Non-Muslim Government” by Shaykh Sâmî al-Mâjid:

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