A disturbing manifesto allegedly distributed by the teen said: ‘I did it because I don’t like humanity.’ A 19-year-old man has been charged with a terrorism offence after he allegedly showed up at Newcastle Labor MP Tim Crakanthorp’s office wearing “tactical” gear and carrying a knife and neo-Nazi propaganda. Jordan Patten from Raymond Terrace was arrested about 12.30pm on Wednesday after he allegedly distributed a disturbing 200-page manifesto to a number of public figures and media outlets. Published online, the manifesto revealed Patten had allegedly planned a series of attacks possibly inspired by the Christchurch mass shooter. A seven-minute video filmed before the incident showed Patten wearing a ballistics vest, face mask, gloves and a helmet fitted with a GoPro camera in a public bathroom. Patten is later seen, in livestreamed footage, allegedly entering Crakanthorp’s office before turning around and heading to the nearby Newcastle Museum. Museum staff can be heard asking him to leave before he was arrested outside and his weapons seized. (…) Patten’s online activities revealed the teen had previously described wanting to carry out terrorist attacks in Newcastle and Sydney, inspired by Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant, anti-fascist research group the White Rose Society said. “The miracle yesterday is that he chickened out and no one was hurt,” the group said in a statement on Thursday. A manifesto published online showed the teen held a range of extremist views. There was no ongoing threat to the public and a Joint Counter Terrorism Team was continuing to investigate the incident, police said.

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siehe auch: Teen alleged terror suspect idolised Christchurch mosque killer. A teenager has appeared in court on terrorism charges, as a manifesto published online revealed he had planned a series of attacks against the public and politicians and was inspired by the Christchurch mass shooter. Appearing via video link at Parramatta Local Court, 19-year-old Jordan Patten was charged with committing an act done in preparation for, or planning, a terrorist attack and had intended to kill Labor MP for Newcastle Tim Crakanthorp. The teenager was seen in tactical gear.CREDIT:NINE NEWS The magistrate told the court Patten’s alleged crime carried “overtones of mental health” issues. The teenager made no application for bail and the matter was adjourned to August 21. Patten’s online activities, shared with the Herald by extremist investigators from The White Rose Society, revealed the teenager had previously fantasised about murder and had described wanting to carry out a range of terrorist attacks in Newcastle and Sydney, inspired by Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant. Analysis of Patten’s social media accounts and a 200-page manifesto, which he shared on social media, showed he held a wide-range of extreme anti-immigrant, anti-LGBT and anti-Labor Party views. He described plans for beheading politicians and targeting the Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks celebrations. The manifesto also included references to incel (involuntary celibate) ideology. In his manifesto, the teenager described having a normal childhood. He also described bringing a knife to school when he wa a student, and said he told a school counsellor that he wanted to kill people, but felt ignored. The NSW education department said it could not comment on an ongoing court matter. Like his idol Tarrant, who killed 50 in the Christchurch shooting, Patten livestreamed the Newcastle incident on helmet camera, walking into the CBD with a knife.