"I don't hit girls wearing bracelets."
He didn't know who he was talking to at the time, but it's what a father at a children's soccer match in Sydney allegedly told the brother of Islamic State terrorist Mohamed Elomar.
Justice Stephen Campbell told the NSW Supreme Court the man claimed Elomar confronted him at Kooringa Reserve in Raby on May 13 and said: "You're lucky I have this (electronic monitoring) bracelet on or I will kill you."
In the heat of the moment, the father replied: You're lucky you have a bracelet on because I don't hit girls wearing bracelets.
The alleged victim then tensed up, thinking Elomar was going to hit him, but he only stared at him.
Justice Campbell on Thursday granted bail to Ahmed Elomar, who's charged with stalking and intimidation.
Elomar was wearing the electronic bracelet as part of his parole conditions after being jailed for four years and eight months in September 2013 over the bashing of a police officer.
He was released on July 22, 2016, but his parole was revoked last month after he was charged over the soccer match incident.
Elomar successfully applied for bail on Thursday after Justice Campbell said the fleeting exchange at the Raby reserve does not rise very high in the calendar of criminality.
The judge said the offence was unlikely to be viewed as serious if Elomar was convicted and it was unlikely he'd be jailed.
He described the crown case as respectable but not very strong.
Barrister Greg James QC, for Elomar, told the court the Crown was only calling two witnesses who allegedly heard Elomar make the threat from a crowd of between 80 to 100 at the soccer match.
Mr James said Elomar strongly disputed the claims against him and would be pleading not guilty at a Downing Centre Local Court hearing on October 27.
Elomar will remain behind bars until a NSW State Parole Authority hearing is held on Tuesday to decide if he should be released.
Mohamed Elomar is believed to have been killed fighting with Islamic State in the Middle East.