Sydney: “pick any random unbeliever, a backpacker, tourist, American, French or British, that’s even better”…

Some aggressive supporters outside the court are concerning:

From a hearing yesterday:

TERROR suspect Omarjan Azari was urged to “pick a random ­unbeliever” and kill them before covering them in the Islamic State flag, a court heard yesterday.

In opposing Azari’s release on bail, Central Local Court was told the chilling details of a phone call that police claimed took place ­between Azari and Australian IS kingpin Mohammad Baryalei, who is believed to have since been killed in Syria…

“What you guys need to do is pick any random unbeliever,” it is alleged Baryalei said. “Yeah,” Azari replied. “Finish him, finish her … put the flag of the state in the background.”

The court heard Baryalei said it would serve as a message: “As you kill our people, we will also kill your people one by one”.

It is alleged Baryalei also considered “a backpacker, tourist, American, French or British, like that’s even better”…

The court alleged Azari was “furthering Mr Baryalei’s terror aspirations” and it was further submitted that the former Kings Cross bouncer wanted “heavy, heavy-duty boys with perfect faith”, to which Azari replied: “No worries, Allah willing”…

Steven Boland, the barrister for Azari, … said … any accusation he had been planning to behead someone in a public place was “made up”.

Thanks to Andrew Bolt