Australia Vows to Unearth Why ‘Sick’ Extremist Was at Large

Martin Parry, Yahoo! News, December 16, 2014

Australia’s government pledged Tuesday to determine why an Iranian-born Islamist with a history of extremism and violence was able to play out a “sick fantasy” by seizing hostages in a day-long siege.

A giant sea of flowers was laid at a makeshift memorial near the scene in the heart of Sydney’s financial quarter, where Muslim community leaders joined their fellow citizens in mourning the two victims of Monday’s cafe siege.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott conceded that the dead gunman, identified in reports as 50-year-old refugee Man Haron Monis had evaded greater scrutiny despite being accused of serious crimes including sexual offences and abetting in murder.


Emotions were raw as Australia struggled with the news that two hostages were killed when the 16-hour standoff reached a dramatic climax in the early hours of Tuesday, as police commandos stormed the Lindt eatery, leaving Monis also dead.

It was not entirely clear how the hostages died although reports said that cafe manager Tori Johnson, 34, was shot as he tried to wrestle a shotgun out of Monis’s hands. The other victim, mother-of-three Katrina Dawson, 38, was said to have been killed as she tried to shield a pregnant friend.


Six other hostages were wounded, including three women with gunshot wounds, among them a 75-year-old. Two pregnant women were taken to hospital as a precaution.


Abbott said the hostage-taker, who at one point unfurled an Islamic flag at the window of the cafe, “had a long history of violent crime history of violent crime, infatuation with extremism and mental instability”.

“As the siege unfolded . . . he sought to cloak his actions with the symbolism of the ISIL death cult,” he said, referring to the Islamic State group, while praising police for their response “to this brush with terrorism”.

The man was on bail for a series of violent offences, officials said.

New South Wales Attorney-General Brad Hazzard admitted there were serious questions over why he was free after being charged with being an accessory to his ex-wife’s murder and other offences.


The gunman forced hostages to make videos with demands during the standoff, including that Abbott call him and that an Islamic State flag be delivered.

Monis’s former lawyer Manny Conditsis said the public could be assured it was not the work of an organised terrorist group.

“It’s not a concerted terrorism event or act. It’s a damaged­goods individual who’s done something outrageous,” he said of a man who arrived in Australia as a refugee in 1996.


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  • dd121

    While Hillary is out trying to understand Muslims, it’s obvious that they hate us and work for the destruction of the West. There’s no more to understand than that.

    • MikeofAges

      Absolutely. I call it “The Crisis of the Golden Rule.” When others want you to come to their country make war on them, so they will have a chance to kill you, and then they do the same themselves first, that “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” thing no longer is operative. They are doing unto us as they would have us do unto them.

  • james AZ

    Islamic need swipe off the world…..

  • Australia’s government pledged Tuesday to determine why an Iranian-born Islamist with a history of extremism and violence was able to play out a “sick fantasy” by seizing hostages in a day-long siege.

    Not that hard. Because Islam, and also, western Dhimms.

    Some might say that a crummy YouTube video is to blame, though what difference does it make?

    • Reynardine

      In all fairness, that was a terrible YouTube video, and it made me want to kill a bunch of people at an embassy as well… oh wait no it didn’t, I just did the sensible civilized thing and stopped watching it.

  • Pro-Apartheid

    If the anglosphere wasn’t so atheistic and held onto their own Christian traditions, they wouldn’t allow in hordes of Islamic invaders. Those same invaders that Europeans fought to the death against a few centuries ago, are now being let in without a fight. It is truly disturbing to see what secularism has done across the Western world.

    • The Dude

      I wouldn’t be so clear-cut on that. Today you see many prominent atheists vehemently criticizing Islam and warning against its potential extremism.

      In that latest controversy about Islam, the two atheists (Bill Maher and Ben Affleck) were on the attacking side and the Christian (Ben Affleck) on the defensive.

      • Pro-Apartheid

        Well he doesn’t sound very Christian if he’s supporting Islam. That’s contradictory. There are many fake Christians and false prophets in the world today.

      • David Ashton

        Keep quoting the Koran at the Christian silly-billies: “O believers, take not
        Christians and Jews as friends”. In Britain, anti-religious leftists are de facto allies with Muslims because they think colored people are oppressed by white racists and they share a common enemy, western civilization.

      • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

        Good point, but you mean “Bill Haher and Sam Harris,” not “Ben Maher and Ben Affleck”

        • The Dude

          Yes, thank you.

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    Brenda Walker of Vdare on the political ideology which American presidents deem a “religion of peace”:

    “One basic principle within Islam is hating and harming non-Muslims. The Islamic scriptures are full of dehumanizing propaganda against us, and contain dozens of orders for Muslims to suppress, harm and kill atheists and followers of all other religions. The devaluation and demonizing of non-Muslims can easily be compared to the propaganda spread about the enemy by governments in wartime in order remove their soldiers’ psychological hindrances that would otherwise keep them from attacking the opponent.

  • David Ashton

    Australia vows to unearth what a sick extremist was doing in their southern island in the first place….?

    • Sick of it

      Now David, they can’t do that. That would be racist. /sarcasm

      • Reynardine

        Yes, that White Australia policy that they had way back was so terrible too. So unjust. It would be a shame to bring it back, I mean they’d miss out on all this great diversity of muslims and such.

  • Reynardine

    Wait there’s a difference?

  • See The Future

    No he was a proper jihadist

    • Chip Carver

      Those two are well paid by the people who rewrote Australia’s immigration laws. And those are the same people who wrote the Immigration Act of 1965 in the US.

  • IstvanIN

    And yet not one Western government will admit that allowing Muslim immigration is a huge mistake. It is no more and no less than an invasion supported by the very governments who have a constitutional duty to protect us from foreign enemies. They have a duty to conquer and kill us. They admit as much but our “leaders” are deaf to their pronouncements.

    • See The Future

      All western leaders should be on trial for treason and hung.


    Have you guys seen how the “Social Justice Warlords” were already declaring Muslims to be the “real victims” before those young Australian’s bodies were even identified? They didn’t even wait for the victims to be named before declaring them to be completely irrelevant. They even instantaneously started a social media campaign to protect the non victim Muslims, from the non existent “racist” backlash, called #Illridewithyou. Where so-called White Australians volunteer to ride buses and what not with Muslims who are now supposedly terrified to go out side. Afraid the imagined make believe mob of “bigoted White Australians” will be out hunting them down. It just goes to show what we already know to be true. The “Social Justice Warlords” are the most inconsiderate, victim re-victimizing, soulless social deviants on the political scene today.

    Those who had their lives permanently ripped away from them are 34-year-old manager of the Lindt cafe, Tori Johnson. ( On The Left In The Photos Below ) And a young Mother of three, 38-year-old Katrina Dawson. ( On The Right In The Photos Below )

    • Bill Moore


      The handsome young man and he beautiful young mother (who look very British) would be alive today if all of the Muslims had been deported last year.

      Let’s work on that.

      Bill Moore

    • Bill Moore


      By the way, is there a photo of the Muslim that killed these two beautiful Caucasians?

      We should see what the enemy looks like.

      Thank you,
      Bill Moore


        Meet “the enemy” Mr. Moore. His name is Sheik Haron Monis. The photo of him on the left holding the sign is from a “Anti-Afghanistan-War” protest he attended in 2009. As you can see, the sign he was holding reads “Dear Kevin, don’t make Australia unsafe We don’t want war.” address to Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. Which was at the time a semi-veiled threat that if you send troops to Afghanistan WE will make Australia unsafe. And wouldn’t you know it, that’s just what they did, go figure eh? For me however, that sign carries my exact feelings on this situation, DON’T MAKE AUSTRALIA UNSAFE! – Stop Importing The Very People Who WILL Make Australia Unsafe, As They Are Commanded To By Their Very Own “Religious” Text! ( YES, COMMANDED! ) Commanded to “terrorize the hearts of the non-believers”. Anyway, here you go Mr. Brown, here is, “the enemy”!

    • Ron Cheaters

      www . unz . com/isteve/the-media-heroine-of-the-australian-counterbacklash-has-some-issues/

  • MBlanc46

    Why was he at large? Why was he in Australia?

  • MikeofAges

    But, radical leaders always have hoped to instigate the lone wolf or the lone nut, or a pair or small group of the same. That way, they get terror without responsibility. Kind of a two-fer. The perpetrator may be a terrorist. Or the perpetrator may be mentally unstable. But the result, nevertheless, always is terror.

  • archer

    the question should be why wasn’t he deported after his first run in with the law.

  • Bill Moore


    From the article, the perp “had a long history of violent crime, infatuation with extremism and mental instability”.

    Seems like a description of most Africans that I’ve encountered.

    That’s why they should all be deported to Africa.

    Just My Thoughts,
    Bill Moore

  • John Barleycorn

    There is simply not enough guns in the hands of the public to defend against
    animals as this . . . with his behavior, odds should have favored his demise
    long before ..

  • John Smith

    “Multiculturalism” is the answer they’re looking for.

  • Ed Troyer

    ISIS, Taliban, etc. are nothing more that thinly disguised talmudists who have managed to pick up an ever growing crowd of ‘low hanging fruit’.

  • See The Future

    First and foremost he was not a sick extremist.

    He was a jihadist doing what jihadists do.

    Abbott and his cronies are defending the enemy.

    That classifies them as traitors. Treason should be punished.

  • See The Future

    Unfortunately women have tamed the barbarians who are no impotent in more ways than one.

  • See The Future

    A solitary jihadist or a jihadist with support yields the same result.
    There will be many more of these “crazy” jihadists in the days and months to come. A very effective tactic employed to brainwash the masses to the religion of peace.

  • Broz Tito

    I’m sure the Aussies wanted to be tolerant of diverse beliefs so they turned a blind eye to this maniac. What could go wrong, gun ownership is essentially outlawed Down Under.

  • David Ashton

    Australia is an island. It lies in the southern hemisphere. It is not attached by land to another continent or nation. The Muslim world is far away. Any further important comment, Mr/Ms Windraus?

  • GM (Australia)

    Thank you #Alan D, it is encouraging to know that there are others out there who can see what is happening.
    I also believe that most Australians do think that multiculturalism means little more than Greek restaurants and Italian coffee shops.
    Not only is that particular religion you mentioned nasty, it is very nasty but every politician and media executive seems to want to appease them, apologise for them and generally bow down to them

  • MBlanc46

    Sounds just like the US.

  • MBlanc46

    I’m pretty sure that any nation whose political class had sufficient backbone could tell the UN to take a flying bleep and run its own immigration policy. I believe that Australians used to be that sort of people.

  • Paleoconn

    Pop quiz: what is the religion of peace? Hint: it starts with an I and ends with a slam (credit to Mark Steyn for the quote).

  • jayvbellis

    The “powers that be” in Australia and the rest are trying to reassure the (public) that this jihadist, sexual predator , terrorist murderer was insane, mentally unstable…

    There was a time in the past when an insane, homicidal maniac, rapist, throat cutter was considered more dangerous than a sane man who did none of these things.

    This spin is that the murderer, rapist, terrorist isn’t really to blame for his actions, he’s more of a victim who didn’t get proper medical attention.

    By my understanding of realities is that well over 75% of Middle Eastern Pakistani Muslims are crazy, insane, dangerous a terrible threat to a White a Western societies.

    Set up treatment centers in some cave in Pakistan, no reason any of these diseased, nut cases should be wandering around Sydney Australia, or Yorkshire England, going to flight schools in Florida etc.