Sydney terror raid-Omar Al-Kutobi, 24, and Mohammad Kiad, 25, arrested, hunting knife and flag seized

Friggin wannabe terrorists or facebook heroes by the look of them. Do not be deceived though, this is real and current and can bee happening in your very own street…Obviously they were not very clever pre posting a video leading to their arrest, amateurs really. But that is the way of the lone wolf it seems.
Sydney terror raid: Two men arrested, hunting knife and flag seized


Omar al-Kutobi, a computer science student, and Mohammad Kiad, who moved into the property only last year
Omar al-Kutobi, a computer science student, and Mohammad Kiad, who moved into the property only last year

Friggin wannabe terrorists or facebook heroes by the look of them. Do not be deceived though, this is real and current and can bee happening in your very own street…Obviously they were not very clever pre posting a video leading to their arrest, amateurs really. But that is the way of the lone wolf it seems.

Sydney terror raid: Two men arrested, hunting knife and flag seized

Machete, flag and video found in terror raid
  • Two men arrested at Fairfield home hours before atrocity, say police
  • Machete, large hunting knife and IS flag seized.
  • Video, allegedly featuring one of the men, referred to IS attack
  • Neighbours described their ‘disbelief’ and ‘fear’
  • Premier Mike Baird said details of the plot were ‘beyond disturbing’

THE two men arrested in terror raids yesterday had been living in a small granny flat at the back of a share house in Fairfield, where neighbours today spoke of their disbelief.

Omar Al-Kutobi, 24, and Mohammad Kiad, 25, were arrested at the flat on Riverview Rd, Fairfield about 4pm yesterday by the Joint Counter Terrorism Taskforce after a receiving information that an attack was imminent.

Police allege the pair had armed themselves with a machete and large hunting knife and were due to carry out a terror attack yesterday before police swooped.

Mohammad Kiad was arrested at his Fairfield home yesterday. Pitcutre: Supplied.

Mohammad Kiad. Picture: Supplied. Source: Supplied

Omar al-Kutobi and Mohammad Kiad. Pitcutre: Supplied.

Mohammad Kiad and Omar al-Kutobi. Picture: Supplied. Source: Supplied

Terror suspect Mohammad Kiad. Pitcutre: Supplied.

Omar al-Kutobi, a computer science student, and Mohammad Kiad, who moved into the property only last year. Pitcutre: Supplied. Source: Supplied

THE NEIGHBOUR

Roberto Macatangay has lived in a caravan at the back of the property and said he knew Mr Al-Kutobi, a computer science student, for about three years.

He said Mohammad Kiad moved into the property only last year.

“I’m scared that I’m living with these people, “ Mr Macatangay said. “They seemed to be really nice. They were sarcastic people but I didn’t mind that. We used to joke about religion, about Mohammad and Jesus Christ.”

The granny flat and car on Riverview street in Fairfield. Picture: Supplied

The granny flat and car on Riverview street in Fairfield. Picture: Supplied Source: News Corp Australia

The granny flat in Fairfield where two men hatched a plot to carry out a terror plot. Pic

The granny flat in Fairfield where two men hatched a plot to carry out a terror plot. Picture: Supplied Source: Supplied

The Fairfield house from the outside. Picture: Google

The Fairfield house from the outside. Picture: Google Source: Supplied

Mr Macatangay said he did not believe Kiad worked full-time, but may have been studying for a forklift licence, and often visited a nearby recreational centre to do weight-lifting.

The 25-year-old has permanent residency in Australia and Al-Kutobi was granted Australian citizenship last year, he said.

 They don’t mingle much
Manueal Abello, tenant in the main house 

On his Facebook site, Kiad listed himself as married but Mr Macatangay said the couple separated last year when he moved in with Al-Kutobi.

Neighbour Roberto Macatangay said he was ‘scared’ living next to two terror suspects. Pic

Neighbour Roberto Macatangay said he was ‘scared’ living next to two terror suspects. Picture: Supplied Source: Supplied

Inside the Fairfield granny flat raided by police yesterday. Two men have been charged wi

Inside the Fairfield granny flat raided by police yesterday. Two men have been charged with plotting a terror attack. Picture: Supplied Source: Supplied

The facade of the granny flat where the plan was hatched. Picture: Supplied.

The facade of the granny flat where the plan was hatched. Picture: Supplied. Source: News Corp Australia

Mr Macatangay, a pensioner who moved to Australia from Hong Kong three years ago, said he was at home when heavily armed police stormed the property yesterday afternoon.

They carried out a search warrant at the property, sifting through the granny flat and Mohammad’s car, parked in the street, until the early hours of this morning.

“I was totally surprised and really scared because the gun was pointing at me,” Mr Macatangay said.

“I was watching TV in my caravan and suddenly the electrics turned off. I saw the police, they had their faces covered up with helmet and heavy machine gun. I didn’t know what was happening.

“They asked me about the people living there.”

The small, white granny flat remained locked yesterday. A small religious prayer flag could be seen hanging in a back room of the flat, along with study books, clothes and drawers that had been pulled out and left on the floor.

A car belonging to one of the two men charged with plotting a terror attack remains on th

A car belonging to one of the two men charged with plotting a terror attack remains on the street after being searched by police. Source: News Corp Australia

THE TENANT AND THE OWNER

The owner of the property said Kiad and Al-Kutobi rented the two-bedroom granny flat at the back of the property for about $200 a week.

She said she had never been inside as they always kept it locked up.

Manuel Abello, a tenant in the main house, said the pair were nice but very private.

“They don’t mingle much,” he said.

“I never expected this at all. They are quite nice. Very rarely they have guests.” Kiad’s car is still parked out the front of the Fairfield property, with finger printing dust the only tell-tale signs of the police search on Tuesday.

NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn and Australian Federal Police Deputy Commis

NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn and Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Michael Phelan address the media. Picture: AAP Image/Ava Benny-Morrison. Source: AAP

THE LAW

Police raided the men’s home and searched a car and where they work. Both men were charged with undertaking acts in preparation of planning a terrorist act and will face court this morning.

A number of items were seized in the raids including a machete, a hunting knife, a home-made flag representing terrorist organisation IS and a video which depicted a man talking about carrying out an attack.

Fairfield Local Court heard the pair have spoken with a lawyer, but he is unavailable to appear for them in court today.

The pair’s legal aid lawyer didn’t apply for bail on the mens’ behalf and it was formally refused by magistrate Vivien Swain. The men did not appear in court after asking not to be brought up from the cells.

Commonwealth DPP prosecutor Michael Allnut, centre, arriving at Fairfield court today whe

Commonwealth DPP prosecutor Michael Allnut, centre, arriving at Fairfield court today where two men appeared on terror charges. Picture: Ross Schultz Source: News Corp Australia

Commonwealth prosecutor Michael Allnutt told the court the matter should be moved to Central Local Court due to “security issues.”

 We believe the men were potentially going to….kill somebody
Catherine Burn 

Two sheriffs officers today were searching bags and scanning every person who entered the complex ahead of the appearance of the two men.

Magistrate Vivienne Swain adorned the case until tomorrow, when both bail applications are expected to be heard.

A terror plot foiled last year allegedly involved kidnapping a person from Martin Place a

A terror plot foiled last year allegedly involved kidnapping a person from Martin Place and executing them. Picture: Bradley Hunter Source: News Corp Australia

The men will be assisted in their applications by an Arabic interpreter.

NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn said it will be alleged that the two were going to undertake an act of terrorism in Australia as revenge for incidents overseas.

“What we are going to allege is consistent with the IS messaging,” she said.

“We believe that the men were potentially going to harm somebody, maybe even kill somebody, and potentially using one of the items that we identified and recovered yesterday, potentially a knife.”

She added that police will allege the attack was due to be carried out yesterday, with a video shaping to be a key piece of evidence.

Police do not know the nature of the alleged terrorist’s target but urged people to remain vigilant, whether that be police, military or the general public.

“And a really, really important message about that vigilance is that everybody needs to remain alert and no matter what that piece of information is, it is really helpful,” Deputy Commissioner Burn said.

Marcia Mikhael crying while holding a flag inside the Lindt Cafe. Souce: Channel 7.

Marcia Mikhael crying while holding a flag inside the Lindt Cafe. Source: Channel 7. Source: Channel 7

The pair were not known to police, and police say they were only made aware of the planned activity recently.

AFP deputy commissioner Michael Phelan said the threat was acted on as quickly as possible.

Premier Mike Baird said he could not comment on what the accused terrorists were planning, but said it was “beyond disturbing”.

“I was very concerned. You can’t help but be on edge given the events that we have seen last December, the events we’ve seen around the world. This is an ongoing battle, an ongoing fight,” Mr Baird said.

The Premier thanked police for foiling the terror plot.

Police in a previous raid last year spoke of a plot to behead someone in Martin Place. It is understood that alleged plot involved abducting a random Australian, executing them by beheading in a public place, possibly Martin Place in Sydney’s CBD, and filming the act and posting it on social media.

Australian fugitive Khaled Sharrouf who fled Australia to fight with Islamic extremist in

Australian fugitive Khaled Sharrouf who fled Australia to fight with Islamic extremist insurgents in Syria seen with other ISIS extremists. Source: News Corp Australia

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10 thoughts on “Sydney terror raid-Omar Al-Kutobi, 24, and Mohammad Kiad, 25, arrested, hunting knife and flag seized”

  1. It just goes to show the police are vigilant and one step ahead of these morons this is the shit thats been privileged to be accepted into our country to live a better life but thats not really what they want because they are fake infiltrators that have nothing but filth and rot riddled through their veins. We wont be intimidated by these shit kickers they know they will never blend in or be any good in this country so they resort to joining in on this so called terror shit its nothing but overated scare tactics gone wrong they should be deported back to their third world scummy country if they love it so much piss off.

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  2. Its great this time these potential terrorists were under surveillance by all authorities concerned with these recent terror raids, this is what should have happened with Man Haron Monis, before he was able to plan and inflict his terror related Lindt Cafe hostage, murder situation, in the first place. These radical terrorist only belong in the solitary confines of a supermax prison, or preferably deported as quickly as possible. , back to their beloved homeland !… The army can fly them out of Australia in a caribou military troop carrier and drop or throw them out the plane at high altitude , with only a parachute, over the ISIS invested Syria terrorist nests and camps , and if they survive or not, who cares ,they can crawl trough the dessert sands and find their way to their new terrorist friends, there they can knock themselves out in their sheiks robes and play Allahu Akbar jihadist games with all their own kinds of evil!…
    Watch on Goggle : Why this is a wake up call and none of these Islamic State – ISIS preaching terror suspects should never be allowed back into Australia or locked up for good!…For our National Security and prevention of potential more home terror attacks or murders!…We must never drop our guard on any of these existing and the new bred of Terror suspects!…

    Gangster jihad – Four Corners – Home grown terrorist Khaled Sharrouf. and
    :Khaled Sharrouf :From Petty Aussie Criminal To ISIS Jihardi. and
    :The making of Islamic fighter Mohamed Elomar and Khaled Sharrouf.
    :IS recruit’s shoplifting at Big W tipped off authorities.

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  3. Sleepers.

    I’ve said it since 911.
    The people that did the horrific things that day worked, lived, studied and integrated into the American society and no one suspected a thing.
    Yet what they did they didn’t dream up overnight. They’d have spent months and months even years planning their moves.
    The neighbours, class mates, workmates all said they were lovely people.

    What are the neighbours saying about these pair…….lovely people.
    They too integrated themselves into society and no one suspected a thing. Even the police said ‘they weren’t on our radar’.

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  4. You tube are in cahoots with governments…They have algorithms etc seeking out certain words and phrases that indicate not so nice behaviour when people post (even just save a video without publishing)…It all makes sense how they find copyright music inside a video and ban it etc…

    Bit like phone calls and email tracing…Low level dick heads never read the rule book

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  5. : Mohamed Elomar Wanted –
    An Australian sends sickening threats against his former country after a warrant was issued for his arrest by The Australian Federal Police. This picture was uploaded by his friend convicted terrorist Khaled Sharrouf. In the sickening image Mohamed Elomar , is seen smiling – with a pair of sunglasses tucked into his shirt – as he holds up two decapitated heads by the victims’ hair. Elomar has replied on on Twitter – after one Twitter user told him not to come back to Australia. Mohamed Elomar said, “No you idiot injured, dnt worry wouldn’t want to go bk u should be more worried about wats coming to Australia!” [sic]’
    Mohamed Elomar and Khaled Sharrouf , from Sydney, are fighting with al-Qaeda off-shoot Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, in Syria, and will be arrested on terrorism – related charges if they ever return to Australia!…

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  6. That photo of Mohammad Kiad in his Islamic sheik costume, looks so much like a young Sheik Man Haron Monis , lets hope whatever he and this Omar al- Kutobi were planning, was not going to be a copycat or something even worse like a beheading murder or something bizarre ?… After al these horrible beheading happening in Syria by ISIS, If these two were not on the police radar and were just dobbed in by a concerned citizen, this is scary stuff?!… How many more of them or their Islamic State disciples are hiding away in rented suburban backyard bungalows planning terror attacks. Man Haron Monis had apparently more than 14000 “likes” followers on his social media networking site Facebook account, before it was taken down, how many of these nutcases are into this radical Islamic State terrorist, liking their followings?…
    This has got to be nipped in the bud!… The State and Federal Police , ASIO etc, have got to shake the tree of any of these ratbags and watch who falls out, after the recent Man Haron Monos siege and murders, they need to get as many United Task Forces as they can cracking, and dragnet them all in and pack them off out of Australia. And stuff the human rights do-gooders who are simply obstructing our national security justice. These Terror suspect, have forfeit there right to any Australian lawyers or Legal Aid. The Police must have their hands untied to watch, arrest and instantly deport, any ex pat Australian or recent asylum granted new Citizenship , who partakes in any of this terror related crime. We have got to start getting more serious, or these mongrel terrorists, will breed like flies, destroy our Great Southern Land!…The Courts and their Magistrates and Judges, have to start earning their big salaries and toughen up on the punishment they hand out to terror criminals, or the terror criminals will get the upper hand on us, causing more victims of their crimes and as did happen in the Lindt Café in Sydney, a lawyer was a victim of this terror, so the judiciary are just as vulnerable to terror attacks as the ordinary citizen.
    Our SUPERMAX PRISON’S in all states, have convicted terrorists in them, Goulburn Supermax and Victorian Barwon Prison have convicted ‘Operation Pendennis’ terror plotting criminals due for release or on parole! The Judges must not let this happen, it can not be guaranteed or assured any of these imprisoned terrorists, have not got worse rather than appeared rehabilitated, and there is every chance they will re-offended , start up or team up with other radical terrorist groups, as has already been found to be the case of late, with no risk assessments made in the case, and a good defence lawyer helping downplay two very notorious dangerous prisoners released from NSW JAILS : KHALED SHARROUF and MOHAMED ELOMAR, two former Australian Terrorist Prisoners, now over in Iraq or Syria, holding up terror victims heads and bragging about it, with many photo’s and no doubt part of the same group of Islamic state Terrorists , like the former British national r terrorists ” Jihardi John”, or “Jailer John” and “Abdel – Majed Abdel Bary who have beheaded several taken hostage prisoners of ISIS.
    Terrorists on Australian Soil have threated to do he same in Sydney. WAKE UP AUSTRALIAN JUSTICES OF THE COURTS – GIVE AUTHORITIES THE POWERS AND TOUGHEN THE TERRORIST ACTS TO FIND THEM- ARREST, IMPRISON THEM FOR LIFE AND OR REMOVE THEM FROM AUSTRALIA !…

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