Australian jihadi among 5 held over plan to join Islamic State

(From ABC)

Notorious Islamic preacher Musa Cerantonio is among five men arrested in far north Queensland, Australia, over an alleged plan to take a boat to Indonesia and join the Islamic State (IS) terror group.

Musa Cerantonio

Musa Cerantonio

Shayden Thorne, the brother of another hardline Islamist, Junaid Thorne, was also arrested.

Also in custody is Kadir Kaya, who last year told a Melbourne radio station he wanted to leave Australia because he felt Muslims were not welcome, but could not because the authorities had confiscated his passport.

Police arrested the men Tuesday as they were towing a boat towards Cape York, in far north Queensland. They are being held on suspicion of foreign incursion offences. Read More



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