Alo-Bridget Namoa, 20 was arrested as part of an anti-terrorism investigation. Picture: Richard Dobson
Alo-Bridget Namoa, 20 was arrested as part of an anti-terrorism investigation. Picture: Richard Dobson

Married teens 'gave Islamic State salute', court told

A YOUNG married couple took selfies of themselves giving the one-finger IS salute with their faces covered, a Sydney magistrate has been told.

Prosecutor Nicholas Robinson QC also said the husband had saved a document on his phone showing "places on the body vulnerable to stab wounds" upon which the artist had splashed blood images.

 

Sameh Bayda, 20, charged with three counts of collecting terrorist-related documents.
Sameh Bayda, 20, charged with three counts of collecting terrorist-related documents.

Alo-Bridget Namoa and Sameh Bayda, both 20, are facing a committal hearing in the Downing Centre Local Court today on terror-related charges including conspiring to do an act in preparation for a terrorist attack.

Sameh Bayda, 20, charged with three counts of collecting terrorist-related documents.

Bayda is charged with three counts of collecting terrorist-related documents while Namoa has been charged with one count of possessing a hunting knife connected with terrorism and collecting terrorist-related documents.

The pair have also been charged with conspiring to do an act in preparation for a terrorist attack.

 

Alo-Bridget Namoa, converted from Catholicism to Islam after meeting her husband.
Alo-Bridget Namoa, converted from Catholicism to Islam after meeting her husband.

At a previous court appearance police allege that before their arrest Namoa sent a text to Bayda saying they were a "jihadi Bonnie and Clyde".

Namoa is of Pacific Islander decent and converted from Catholicism to Islam after meeting her husband.

The pair were married on December 30, 2015, weeks before Bayda was arrested in January last year. Namoa was arrested the following month.

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