Brisbane man charged with supporting ISIS

A BRISBANE man has been charged with terror offences for allegedly supporting the Islamic State.

The man was arrested at a property in Algester on Tuesday following a Queensland Joint Counter Terrorism Team investigation.

The 27-year-old is accused of providing video-editing software to a relative who had travelled to the conflict zone and was working for the ‘media unit’ of the Islamic State.


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AFP Assistant Commissioner Ian McCartney, National Manager Counter Terrorism, said this arrest highlights the strong working relationships between Australia’s law enforcement agencies.

“The AFP is committed to working with national security and law enforcement partners to identify all criminality associated with Australians who illegally travelled to participate in the conflict in Syria and Iraq,” AC McCartney said.

“We will allege that the support this man provided was tangible and would directly assist a terrorist organisation with its objectives.”

Assistant Commissioner Peter Fleming, Security and Counter Terrorism Command said they will continue to track down those supporting violent groups.

“Violent extremists from across the ideological spectrum exploit the online environment to spread propaganda and recruit individuals. The aim of extremists is to divide us and to turn our citizens against each other – but we will not let them win,” he said.

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