Saturday, April 18, 2015

Australian police foil Muslim terrorist plot

(Melbourne) Police say they have foiled an ISIS inspired plot to target police at an Anzac memorial event in Melbourne scheduled for next week.

200 police officers took part in the counter-terrorism operation in the city early on Saturday, arresting 5 teenagers who it seems where going to carry out some form of terrorist attack using edged weapons. One of them, Sevdet Besim, from Hallam in Melbourne's south-east, has been charged with 'conspiracy to commit acts done in preparation for, or planning, terrorist acts'.

The five idiots arrested had been under surveillance, and the raids were conducted after the police became aware of a specific threat, Deputy Commissioner Michael Phelan of the Australian Federal Police said at the news conference.
“These people have been on our radar.”
Acting deputy commissioner for the Federal Police, Neil Gaughan, said the five men were associates of Abdul Numan Haider who was shot and killed in Melbourne last September after attacking two police officers with a knife.

Sevdet Besim charged