*** Thanks Osama. You do the crime and the Muslims do the time. Hate crimes will be punished no matter who does it - THAT is what just countries do. MS ***
THREE men allegedly linked with a Perth Neo-Nazi group have appeared in court on charges relating to the shooting of a southern suburbs mosque.
Bradley Neil Trappitt, 25, of Greenmount, appeared in the Perth Magistrates Court alongside fellow accused Jacob Marshall Hort, 24, of High Wycombe, on charges stemming from a shooting attack on the Suleymaniye Mosque in Queens Park earlier this year.
Three shots were fired into the dome roof of the mosque in the early hours of the morning on Februrary 4.
The men were not required to plea to charges of possessing an unlicensed firearm, unlawfully discharging a firearm from on or across a road, and destroying or damaging property.
A third man, 19-year-old Dominic Helmut Peter, of Kalamunda, faced one charge of possessing an unlicensed firearm.
All three men were granted bail and the case was adjourned to July 2.
The court heard the men, who police allege are part of the Neo-Nazi group Combat 18 had been in possession of a .303 rifle during the incident.
Mr Trappitt asked if the court could be cleared at the beginning of this morning’s hearing.
Magistrate Paul Heaney refused, saying open courts were used in Australia.
Last month, police said they were confident they had eliminated the Combat 18 group’s presence in WA following the arrests of the three men.