An ISIS-inspired terror suspect and his co-accused have refused to stand before a judge during their court hearing.
Sulayman Khalid and Mohamed Almaouie stayed seated while Justice Geoffrey Bellew entered and exited the New South Wales Supreme Court on Wednesday.
The court was shown a video recorded by Khalid, 22, in which he called on secret services around the world to convert to Islam in a 20 minute rant.
‘Islam is spread by the swords. How can a religion spread without using the swords?’ …
He said it was his responsibility as a Muslim to convey the message of Islam.
‘I am directly inviting all of the secret services around the world to Islam,’ he says.
‘It’s not based on terrorism, it’s not based about killing the innocent.’
He later says: ‘It’s either you will become a Muslim and you believe in Allah or you will die by the sword.’
hat-tip Scott of the Pacific