Teen arrested in Australia for AWA support

2015-10-06 19:25
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Sydney - A 17-year-old student was arrested after he allegedly became abusive to Australian police trying to question him about comments made on Facebook, local media reported on Tuesday.

The comments were related to the case of a 15-year-old schoolmate who killed an employee of Sydney Police headquarters and then died in a shoot-out with officers last week.

According to the Sydney Daily Telegraph, the 17-year-old had written that he hoped police burned in hell, and warned that another police station would be targeted, signing off AWA - meaning Arab With Attitude.

Police believe the shooter, identified as Muslim immigrant Farhad Jabar, was acting on orders from radicals who supplied him with the handgun he used to kill accountant Curtis Cheng, 58, outside the police station on Friday.

Officers questioned schoolmates and people who were at a mosque he visited shortly before the attack in western Sydney.

Students said Jabar sang ISIS propaganda songs on the playground, which is near police headquarters, the Australian newspaper reported.

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