Milanda Rout | August 25
ONE of the men accused of plotting to attack an army base in Sydney hates Australia and anyone who does not follow Islam, Australian Federal Police have told a bail hearing.
Federal agent David Kinton, from the AFP counter-terrorism unit, said he was concerned that Saney Edow Aweys, 26, of Carlton North, would commit criminal offences if granted bail.
“A common theme throughout the investigation is hatred of Australia and anyone who doesn't follow islam,” Mr Kinton told Melbourne Magistrates' Court.
Mr Aweys is accused of conspiring with his co-accused to launch an attack on the Holsworthy army barracks and is one of three men applying for bail.
He is also facing additional charges of aiding the commission of an offence by Walid Osman Mohamed in Somalia and preparing for incursions into Somalia for the purposes of engaging in hostile activities.
The hearing before magistrate Peter Reardon continues.
Source: The Australian