An alleged extremist accused of helping Islamic State terrorists and collecting images of beheadings exchanged jihadist propaganda in jail following her arrest, prosecutors say.
She allegedly communicated extensively with, professed her love for and promised to join "ginger jihadi" Abdullah Elmir while still underage and living at her parents' suburban Melbourne home.
Elmir left Australia to fight with IS in 2014 and subsequently died. Prosecutors said his alleged admirer turned her attentions to now-jailed American extremist Akram Musleh.
In 2016, she was accused of acting as a conduit between Musleh and other IS members, and encouraging him to "concentrate on going there and returning to Allah as a green bird". Police said it was a reference to martyrdom.
Now 23, the young woman wants to be released from custody as she awaits trial for providing assistance to and communicating with IS fighters when she was aged 17 to 18.
Prosecutors allege she remains committed to extremist religious ideology, pointing to jailhouse letters exchanged with convicted terrorist Momena Shoma.
"I love you to infinity and beyond, I think about you all the time," one letter to Shoma read, Melbourne Magistrates Court was told on Wednesday.
The accused terror supporter also allegedly wrote "I cried for you more than myself", in a reference to Shoma's jail sentence.
Shoma was jailed in 2019 for at least 31 years for stabbing her homestay host in northeast Melbourne in a terror act.
Court documents show letters from the younger woman to Shoma referenced "the day when Allah will be our judge ... the kuffs and puffs better run".
Prosecutors also said Shoma sent numerous supportive letters to the young woman.
Her lawyer, Rishi Nathwani, sought to a suppression order on reporting the links between the two. Magistrate Ross Maxted refused.
The accused terror supporter, who the court was told had a strained relationship with her parents, wants to be bailed to live with them again.
Mr Nathwani suggested bail may go some way to break her association with the Shoma, but police said this could be done within the prison system.
An additional charge of recruiting an IS fighter has been dropped. But the woman now faces a new charge for allegedly failing to provide the passcode for an iPhone when her family home was raided in 2018.
Nearly 1000 IS propaganda images were found her phone, including of dead people and beheadings, when she was arrested and charged last year, court documents said.
Authorities also allegedly found videos about jihadism and martyrdom.
"(She) has displayed a sense of detachment from mainstream society, maintained extremist religious views and appears to accept that violence is a legitimate means of pursuing her ideological goals," according to an affidavit prepared by federal police.
The woman remains in custody and is due to return to court on March 1.