Of course they laughed. Anyone who understands the nature of the jihad threat will understand why they laughed, but that counts out the Daily Mail and Australian authorities (as well as authorities all over the West). They laughed because they have nothing but contempt for Australian law. They care only about the law of Allah, and are secure in the knowledge that Allah will reward them for trying to kill the kuffar.
“Chilling moment twisted terrorist trio LAUGH and pull faces as they are found guilty of plotting Christmas Day ISIS attack in the heart of Melbourne,” by Brooke Rolfe, Daily Mail Australia, November 14, 2018:
Three would-be ISIS terrorists joked around in court as they were found guilty of conspiring to kill Australians using machetes and suicide vests.
Hamza Abbas, 23, his cousin Abdullah Chaarani, 27, and Ahmed Mohamed, 25, were found guilty in the Supreme Court of acts in preparation for an attack targeting Federation Square, St Paul’s Cathedral and Flinders Street station on Christmas Day 2016.
The verdict, made public on Wednesday after legal delays, followed seven days of deliberations in the jury room and eight weeks of evidence including from Hamza’s older brother Ibrahim Abbas, 24, who confessed his involvement to police and pleaded guilty earlier this year.
Mohamed and Chaarani laughed and chatted to each other between the individual verdicts. Both nodded slowly and looked indifferent as the guilty decision was given….
Ibrahim said they were for ‘chopping to kill’ and to slice the necks of disbelievers of their radical Sunni Islam.
The group also had the makings for pipe bombs – sparkler dust, hundreds of match heads and chemicals including hydrogen peroxide – that were intended, as Ibrahim put it, to ‘wage violent jihad’….
They got the recipe from the infamous al-Qaeda magazine article ‘How to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom’.
Ibrahim revealed during the trial that he believed it was ‘fine for me to kill Australians’ because Muslims have been killed in wars involving Australia.
‘It’s not hard to kill a person with a machete. It just takes one slice to the neck,’ he said in his police interview.
He later said: ‘I wanted to make sure that the casualties would be high. The bigger the better. The bigger the more terror is achieved, and that’s the point.
He said their plan was retaliation for Australia’s involvement in financing ‘the war against Islamic State’, and they wanted to send a ‘clear message’ to the Government.
‘I believed that if I could do a terrorist attack here then that would prevent the Australian government from financing the war against Islamic State and it would send a clear message to the Australian public about the damage….
‘The loss of lives, that occurs in the Muslim world where the Australian government is financing the war against Islamic State,’ he told the court.
‘The whole point of jihad is martyrdom,’ Ibrahim added….
During his arrest, Chaarani asked police to ‘make me a martyr’, officers revealed….
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