Besim was browsing the Facebook page of Mohammed Junaid Thorne
The social media page of terror suspect Sevdet Besim gives an insight into the mind of the teenager who has been charged over an alleged attempt to carry out an Islamic State-inspired attack on an Anzac Day ceremony.
The 18-year-old’s Instagram account features posts with anti-Western sentiments and Islamic State propaganda.
Just two days before the teenager was arrested during pre-dawn raids at his Melbourne home, he was perusing the Facebook page of well-known radical Perth-based Islamic preacher Mohammed Junaid Thorne…
Related: Al-Furqan Islamic prayer centre’s future in doubt after terror raids: The future of the al-Furqan Islamic prayer and education centre is increasingly uncertain after it was linked to the Anzac Day terror raids and the radicalisation of teenagers.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews yesterday hinted that the centre was a prime focus of police investigators as Melbourne’s reputation as a stronghold of Islamic radicalism gathered pace.
Police said at the weekend that those arrested were connected with the prayer room frequented in the past by Neil Prakash, one of the most senior Australians fighting with Islamic State…