(The Australian) — IBRAHIM Siddiq-Conlon, a Muslim convert who has argued for the imposition of sharia law in Australia, has been charged with making a hoax terrorist threat after he allegedly threatened to “wear some TNT” to Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

Mr Siddiq-Conlon, who is behind the controversial organisation Sharia4Australia, has also been charged with child pornography offences after police allegedly found a number of illegal images on his home computer.

The western Sydney man yesterday declined to say if he was guilty of the pornography charges, which he admitted would attract “some minor punishment” under sharia law if he were found guilty.

“It might be a lashing, it might be jail, it might be a fine,” Mr Siddiq-Conlon said.

Salim Farrar, an expert in sharia law at Sydney University, said pornography was forbidden under Islamic law, although most jurisdictions made no distinction between adult and child material.

Dr Farrar said pornography was a discretionary, rather than hudud or traditional offence, such as adultery or theft, meaning punishments could vary.

He was charged with using a carriage service to issue a hoax terrorist threat, possessing child-abuse material, and using a carriage service to access child pornography.

Mr Siddiq-Conlon, who was raised a Christian, converted to Islam after travelling overseas and marrying an Indonesian woman. Sharia4Australia was formed in southwest Sydney to advocate for sharia courts and eventual total Islamic rule.