Melbourne teen terror suspect ‘liked’ radical sheik

A teenager charged with planning a terrorist attack expressed online support for a radical Muslim cleric who was imprisoned in Britain for soliciting the murder of Jews, Americans and Hindus.

The Melbourne youth, who cannot be identified because he is 17, faced court yesterday, as further details on his Facebook page revealed possible inspirations for his online postings about Islam and the need for Sharia.

Two years after posting selfies of himself posing in the bathroom like most other Australian teenagers, the boy this year “liked” a page that posts lectures by Sheik Abdullah Faisal, who was jailed in 2003 for inciting hatred through his preaching.

Faisal had told his followers to kill Hindus, Jews, and other non-Muslims like “cockroaches”, that “the way forward is the bullet” and Muslim women should raise their children “with the jihad mentality” by giving them toy guns.