Australian terrorism manual author convicted

September 10th, 2008 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Sydney, Sep 10 (DPA) A Sydney man who published a manual on the internet about how to carry out car bombings and assassinations and blow up planes was convicted Wednesday for providing assistance in a terrorist attack.Belal Khazaal, 38, who argued that his book was just a compilation of information available elsewhere on the internet, had pleaded his innocence.

The book detailed bizarre methods of killing. It said, for instance, that glue inside a custard pie thrown in the face of a target could block up the victim’s nose and mouth and cause suffocation. Another method recommended in the 102-page manual was enveloping the person to be killed in a strong plastic bag.

Khazaal, who titled his book Provisions on the Rules of Jihad, is still to face a second charge of attempting to incite the commission of a terrorist act.

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