Australian jury finds 6 Muslim extremists guilty

RadioNetherlands – Australian jury finds 6 Muslim extremists guilty

An Australian court jury has found six Muslim extremists guilty of preparing bomb attacks. The group had planned attacks on football stadiums and train stations to force a withdrawal of Australian troops from Iraq. Four other suspects were acquitted and no verdict has been given on two others.

The leader of the group is 48-year-old Islamic cleric Abdul Nacer Benbrika, who has been found guilty of being the leader a terrorist cell. His five followers were convicted of being members of one.

This is the biggest terrorism case to date in Australia. The investigation began in 2004 and a year later the gang was arrested.

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