November 08, 2005
Australian Islamist Attack Foiled
Australian police arrested 17 people suspected of plotting a terrorist attack. One of those arrested was Abu Bakr who has said Osama bin Laden is a "great man."
In a Melbourne "the court has been told the group was committed to the notion of jihad, and had been recorded discussing bomb-making and martyrdom."
Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Christine Nixon called the 18-month-long investigation "easily the biggest [counter-terrorist] operation that's ever taken place in this country."
The first details of the charges against the 16 terror suspects were outlined in a Melbourne court today.
Tim Blair has links.
"17 Terror Suspects Arrested in Australia"