A Melbourne disability pensioner will stand trial accused of sending cash to an American-born Islamic State fighter and propagandist in Syria.
Isa Kocoglu, 44, allegedly sent almost $4000 with online payment system PayPal to known jihadist Yahya al-Bahrumi between November 2013 and August 2014.
Bahrumi, born in Texas as John Georgelas, is reportedly considered to be one of Islamic State's top producers of English language propaganda.
Kocoglu faced Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday and was ordered to stand trial on seven counts of financially supporting a foreign fighter in Syria.
The bushy-bearded Kocolgu, who is on a pension because of his obesity, remains on bail.
He has pleaded not guilty and was ordered to stand trial in the Supreme Court.
The Australian Federal Police allege Kocoglu sent the money after multiple cash deposits were made at a Commonwealth Bank branch at Kogarah, in Sydney's south.
His Hampton Park home was searched in June 2016 and counter-terror officers seized several devices, the court was told.
But he was not charged until 16 months later after officers had pored over the data, including his Facebook history.
"It was about four terabytes worth of data seized," Australian Federal Police officer Astrid Dahmen said.
"So that took some time to go through and analyse."
A police translator was called on to interpret some data, including an analysis of the Arabic word "hijra".
"In an Islamic sense it means 'migration in the cause of Allah'," translator Vera Oujami said.
"If there is the context of a caliphate or jihad."
Kocoglu was allegedly running a website used by people who support Islamic State ideology when he helped raise funds for Bahrumi.
The maximum penalty for financially supporting a foreign fighter in Syria is 10 years' imprisonment.
Kocolgu is not allowed to leave Victoria or Australia under his bail conditions, which include a curfew and daily reporting to police.
He is due to return to court for a directions hearing on July 19.
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