Five Australian Muslims Jailed in Terror Plot

(New York Times) Mark McDonald - An Australian court on Monday sentenced five Muslim men to prison terms of 23 to 28 years for conspiracy to commit acts of terror. The court ordered that the names of the men not be released. Prosecutors said they had stockpiled dangerous chemicals, firearms and ammunition as part of a plan to wage Islamist jihad against the Australian government. Justice Anthony Whealy of the Supreme Court of New South Wales said the men were driven by "intolerant, inflexible religious conviction." Police found bomb-making guides and radical Islamist literature that was said to endorse mass murder and martyrdom as part of jihad. One of the men had trained at a Lashkar-e-Taiba camp in Pakistan.

2010-02-16 08:21:39

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