Hostage Situation Erupts in Sydney Cafe

Kristen Gelineau, Yahoo! News, December 15, 2014

Amid a barrage of gunfire, police stormed a cafe in the heart of Sydney early Tuesday to end a 16-hour hostage siege by an Iranian-born gunman. Police said three people were killed–the gunman and two of the hostages–and four others were wounded.

Police raided the Lindt Chocolat Cafe after they heard a number of gunshots from inside, said New South Wales state police Commissioner Andrew Scipione.

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The gunman was identified as Man Haron Monis, who once was prosecuted for sending offensive letters to families of Australian troops killed in Afghanistan.

Scipione wouldn’t say whether the two hostages who were killed–a 34-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman–were caught in crossfire, or shot by the gunman. Among the four wounded was a police officer shot in the face.

“Until we were involved in this emergency action, we believe that no one had been injured. That changed. We changed our tactic,” he said, adding that there had been a total of 17 hostages taken in the cafe when the siege began.

The standoff ended when a loud bang was heard from the cafe and five people ran out. Shortly after, police swooped in, amid heavy gunfire, shouts and flashes. {snip}

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Local media identified the gunman as 50-year-old Monis, and a police official confirmed his identity. {snip}

Monis has long been on officials’ radar. Last year, he was sentenced to 300 hours of community service for using the postal service to send what a judge called “grossly offensive” letters to families of soldiers killed in Afghanistan between 2007 and 2009.

At the time, Monis said his letters were “flowers of advice,” adding: “Always, I stand behind my beliefs.”

He was later charged with being an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife. Earlier this year, he was charged with the sexual assault of a woman in 2002. He has been out on bail on the charges.

“This is a one-off random individual. It’s not a concerted terrorism event or act. It’s a damaged goods individual who’s done something outrageous,” his former lawyer, Manny Conditsis, told Australian Broadcasting Corp.

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The siege began around 9:45 a.m. in Martin Place, a plaza in Sydney’s financial and shopping district that is packed with holiday shoppers this time of year. Many of those inside the cafe would have been taken captive as they stopped in for their morning coffees.

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Throughout the day, several people were seen with their arms in the air and hands pressed against the window of the cafe, with two people holding up a black flag with the Shahada, or Islamic declaration of faith, written on it.

The Shahada translates as “There is no god but God and Muhammad is his messenger.” It is considered the first of Islam’s five pillars of faith, and is similar to the Lord’s Prayer in Christianity. It is pervasive throughout Islamic culture, including the green flag of Saudi Arabia. Jihadis have used the Shahada in their own black flag.

Channel 10 news said it received a video in which a hostage in the cafe had relayed the gunman’s demands. The station said police requested they not broadcast it, and Scipione separately asked all media that might be contacted by the gunman to urge him instead to talk to police.

A number of Australian Muslim groups condemned the hostage-taking in a joint statement and said the flag’s inscription was a “testimony of faith that has been misappropriated by misguided individuals.”

In a show of solidarity, many Australians offered on Twitter to accompany people dressed in Muslim clothes who were afraid of a backlash from the cafe siege. The hashtag #IllRideWithYou was used more than 90,000 times by late Monday evening.

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Australia’s government raised the country’s terror warning level in September in response to the domestic threat posed by supporters of the Islamic State group. Counterterror law enforcement teams later conducted dozens of raids and made several arrests in Australia’s three largest cities–Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. One man arrested during a series of raids in Sydney was charged with conspiring with an Islamic State leader in Syria to behead a random person in downtown Sydney.

The Islamic State group, which now holds a third of Syria and Iraq, has threatened Australia in the past. In September, Islamic State group spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani issued an audio message urging so-called “lone wolf” attacks abroad, specifically mentioning Australia. Al-Adnani told Muslims to kill all “disbelievers,” whether they be civilians or soldiers.

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  • Steven Williams

    My hearts and condolences goes out to all the white victims who are affected by this tragedy.

    • See The Future

      The blood is on the hands of the politicians every time a muslim kills.

      We did not invite or want them in our lands. It is only the political elite that chooses to put the population at risk of being murdered or maimed or raped.

    • LeonNJ

      I don’t know the race of the victims, but 90% of the hostages appeared to be Asian. In that case, maybe 10% were white.

      • John Smith

        Australians abandoned the “White Australia” forty years ago, with devestating consequences, thanks to their far-left in the Labour Party.

  • And it didn’t take 12 hours for the media to come through with an article worrying about the not and never existent “backlash.”

    • SlizzardAjeosshi

      I wish the lads down under would start another Cronulla, this time on a massive scale though

      • Michael Pickering

        Thing is we didn’t start that, we retaliated against Muslim behaviour.

        • Reynardine

          Australian whites were actually targeted more by the police than the Durka Durka Muhammed Jihadis were. Such a shame.

    • Jaggers

      And yet there should be a backlash!

    • Frank_DeScushin

      Not just the media, but also the mindless sheep. I’m sure you’ve seen the countless Liberals who’ve posted #illridewithyou to show their support for Muslims who are allegedly going to now be receiving backlash from evil whites. Notice how almost none of the people who’ve gone out of their way to show support for Muslims have shown any support for the hostages, the only true victims here.

      Of all the things I dislike about Liberals, the phony ‘look-at-me, look how moral and tolerant I am’ campaigns are near the top of my list.

      • TruthBeTold

        I watched a couple minutes of a news conference last night. A reporter asked about the ‘Islamic threat’. The officer deflected the question and said it wasn’t an issue or something to that affect.

      • Bryce Armstrong

        When the MSM fabricated the Bull$hit narrative of ‘blowback’ to justify the 9/11 attacks wasn’t it the WN’s, and the likes of Ron Paul and his idiot followers who validated their myth? Where was the anger at the Alt-Right’s phony ‘look-at-me, look how moral and tolerant I am’ campaigns during this nation worst tragedy? Where is the outrage at the Dissident Rights phony ‘look-at-me, look how moral and tolerant I am’ campaigns against Israel, that is nothing but pure unapologetic Anti-Semitism?-A Politically Correct position if ever there was one and held by all stripes of Liberal including the Muslim in Chief. What makes a Conservative who agrees with a so called “Libtard”…”Alt”-Right and a Conservative who does the exact opposite a “Neo”Con?

        • DaveMed

          Nothing makes me laugh harder than watching DD morph into a bleeding-heart liberal when it comes to Israel and Palestine. The hypocrisy is unbelievable.

          Just one of many reason why I do not take him seriously.

          • Bryce Armstrong

            DD?

          • DaveMed

            David Duke.

          • Bryce Armstrong

            Thanks

          • Paleoconn

            Dave, I don’t think it’s bleeding heart or liberal to be concerned with a population that is being genocided by Israeli bullies.

          • DaveMed

            They’re not being “genocided.”

            They’re acting in typical Arab and/or Muslim fashion, and being treated accordingly.

          • Paleoconn

            You may be right. Anyway, we don’t have a dog in that fight. I’d suspect if Duke was a legitimate presidential candidate, he would not advocate for either side.

        • Max

          WHO in this government is “against Israel”?! We babysit them and fight their wars on a continuous basis.
          You are at the wrong website. You mean to be at AIPAC(dot) org or ADL(dot) org
          This is AMERICAN Renaissance.

          • Bryce Armstrong

            You need me to go away so you can spread your sickeningly PC nonsense unchallenged.

      • DaveMed

        The rot is deep.

        The situation sometimes seems hopeless, but surrender must never be an option for us.

        • Max

          The problem is that there are a bunch of suicidal guilt-ridden whites who go around the world waving white flags in our name. They insinuate themselves into government and academia and surrender for us claiming to be the voice of “us”.

      • Paleoconn

        We should start a new tag #illbeheadwithyou.

    • Michael Whalen

      “Islamic community fearful of anti-Muslim backlash after tomorrow’s scheduled terrorist attack”

    • eldoradocreekskipper

      Too bad. About the never existent backlash, I mean.

      • bavieca

        What about the crussade…….the crusssaaade………the crrusssaaade…….

    • Paleoconn

      This is possibly the first time the SJW came out with their backlash concerns BEFORE the crisis was even resolved. We are supposed to be concerned with the well-being of our Muslim invaders even while we worry about the safety of our fellow citizen hostages.

      The thing is, the backlash never happens. Stories of Muslim women began spat upon or another removed her veil to blend in, all unverifiable stories that reek of bogosity. Steve Sailer wrote a column on the anti-White woman who started the #illridewithyou business. This woman has amajor axe to grind with her own culture, or at least the culture she disowned long ago.

  • See The Future

    So long as there exists a single muslim we are not safe in the west.

    This will become a regular occurrence, perhaps daily.

  • DaveMed

    …and all of the Muslims on Facebook and Twitter claim that this guy “is not a Muslim.”

    Of course.

    • eldoradocreekskipper

      Taqiyya.

      • Michael Pickering

        Spread the word about Taqiyya.

  • SlizzardAjeosshi

    I’ve read about the Iranian guy story: truly kinda bizarre and i am surprised the guy has not been

    a) deported

    b) thrown in jail

    Australia enjoys the reputation of being somewhat strict with her immigration policies.

    Condolences to the families of the victims of this monster

    • eldoradocreekskipper

      “Australia enjoys the reputation of being somewhat strict with her immigration policies.”

      The Occidental Observer has run some articles about Australian multiculturalism and immigration that make some interesting points.

  • SlizzardAjeosshi

    And i know i will rub lots of people the wrong way with what i’m about to say, but i know of only 2 countries who deal with the mohameddan slime in the most adequate way:

    China and Israel

    • JohnEngelman

      You rubbed me the right way. Thank you.

    • Tarczan

      Japan understands Islam also. No Muslims allowed.

      • DaveMed

        Is this so? Can you please post a link?

        • Tarczan

          No, but I recall reading that immigration by Muslims is strongly discouraged.

  • Luca

    One good, well-armed citizen good have stopped this evil at the onset. Then we would only have one dead lunatic to talk about. But liberal politicians in Australia have decide to banish evil with gun control laws. I guess Ahkmed didn’t read that law..

    • See The Future

      We will be much safer when each person in the room has a gun and knows how to use it.

      Those that want to disarm us want to enslave us.

    • Reynardine

      I wanna see a Jihadi take on an Aussie biker bar.

      • Max

        That sounds real romantic but since they are almost certainly unarmed the contest would be very lopsided in favor of a 130 lb armed Moslem lunatic.

        • Reynardine

          “Most certainly unarmed.” Ahahaha, you think Aussie bikers follow that law?

        • There was a really bad bikie shootout in Oz, with 12-gauge shotguns and lever-action carbines in .357″ Mag at very short ranges. I think it was Banditos versus Comancheros, at a swap meet, which was supposed to be neutral territory. I think about four or five were killed on the spot. The Comancheros may be an Australian Hells Angels affiliate. Another particularly brutal motorcycle gang there was (is?) God’s Garbage, which pack-raped a young waitress so horribly that she committed suicide afterward.

    • Max

      -and we KNOW what the likely solution will involve.

  • SlizzardAjeosshi

    Let me say i don’t wanna sound like i’m criticizing Australia.

    Australia is a country who has shown immense generosity to the people of Veneto, Friuli and Trentino.

    You are not alone

    • Also Malta. There are more Maltese Down Under than there are in Malta. I particularly liked kangaroo made up as spicy Italian sausage while I was in Sydney (what a beautiful city it was!)

  • superlloyd

    Muslim presence in western countries is a disaster and always has been. In fact, in any country which is not muslim. There’s no dealing with these people on any level except through the only idea they understand – violence.

    • Urbane Neanderthal

      Islam is not compatible with western civilization.

      • eldoradocreekskipper

        You are so right. In fact, Islam is not compatible with civilization.

      • John Smith

        “How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries!
        Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia
        in a dog, there is this fearful fatalistic apathy. The effects are apparent in many
        countries, improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods
        of commerce and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the
        Prophet rule or live. A degraded sensualism deprives this life of its grace and
        refinement, the next of its dignity and sanctity. The fact that in Mohammedan
        law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as
        a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the
        faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

        Individual Moslems may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion
        paralyzes the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde
        force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant
        and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising
        fearless warriors at every step, and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the
        strong arms of science, the science against which it (Islam) has vainly struggled,
        the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.”

        • Max

          Thank you Winnie-

    • bavieca

      – There’s no dealing with these people on any level except through the only idea they understand – violence. –

      Oh come on now, not all 1.6 billion muslims crash planes into buildings or raid a Sydmey cafe so it’s not fair to lump them together. Remember NAMALT – Not all muslims are like that.

      • DaveMed

        And not all raccoons have rabies.

        It’s still a really stupid idea to get near one if not properly armed or equipped.

    • bavieca

      And what about the crusade…..the crusade……..the crusade!

      • RationaliseThis

        Yeah, I like the crusade, helped save the west. Well justified and too belated. Should have started earlier, been better funded and really carried through.

  • Dave West

    get ready for another round of “it’s only a few radicals,” “Christian extremists are bad too,” “Islam is a peaceful religion.”
    That’s basically a nice way of asking citizens of the West to stick their head in the sand while their governments commit demographic suicide against white populations.

    • Bon, From the Land of Babble

      His mosque should be a pile of smoldering ashes by now.

      Actually, he should have been dragged into the street and shot and his mosque razed after this: He sent hate mail to the families of Australian dead soldiers between 2007 and 2009, according to The Daily Telegraph.

      Instead:

      In wake of counter-terror raids, Islamic Council of Western Australia plans hotline so Muslims can report Islamophobia

      I agree with everything you say except this is not “their” government, nor is “our” government “ours.”

      Both are working furiously to dispossess us Whites of our homelands.

      Violent muslims are merely the spearheads.

    • eldoradocreekskipper

      That is a case of “western” liberals engaging in Taqiyya on behalf of their Muslim pets.

    • See The Future

      Mosques need to be banned from civilized society.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    America needs to tell the Aussies that this is just workplace violence by the most peaceful people on earth.

    Maybe if more “gun free zone” were implemented incidences like this wouldn’t happen.

    Monis is a 49-year-old man living in southwest Sydney…

    Not any longer. He’s with the 72 Virgins of Islam now.

    • me

      Don’t forget the 72 mothers-in-law!

      • Max

        They’d just consider the mothers-in-law to be bonus wives.
        “We’ll DOUBLE your order!”

    • RationaliseThis

      Unbelievably he entered the country on a refugee visa.

      As far as 72 virgins go, no, it’s White grapes. Mohamed or his scribes basically plagiarised a syric Christian poem. Without accents in the alphabet, which it didn’t have in the 7th century, Arabic can mix up wide eyed maiden with grape.

  • Sick of it

    “He was later charged with being an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife. Earlier this year, he was charged with the sexual assault of a woman in 2002. He has been out on bail on the charges.”

    They should have gotten him before this.

    • Max

      No, whites must be “sensitive” to vibrant cultures. If immigrants don’t consider rape, incest, theft and battery to be crimes we must respect their cultural traditions.

  • eldoradocreekskipper

    A Muslim extremist. Well Muslim=extremist. Some of them don’t want to rock the boat until they have more favorable numbers and don’t want to take any risks but some do. When their numbers increase it is always obvious that all Muslims are extremists.

  • TruthBeTold

    It’s officially over for Australia. I just read the headline of the obituary:

    IllRideWithYou: Aussies offer support to Muslims

    Some Australian social media users sent a message of solidarity to Muslims as the Sydney cafe siege went on for almost a day, offering to accompany anyone who felt intimidated on public transit.

    The Twitter hashtag #IllRideWithYou had been used more than 90,000 times by early Tuesday, as tweeters tried to allay fears of anti-Islamic attacks on Australia’s streets. Hostages were held for more than 16 hours inside Sydney’s Lindt Chocolat Cafe by a gunman who had a flag bearing an Islamic declaration of faith that has been used in jihadi imagery. That prompted speculation that the siege could ignite retaliatory violence against Muslims.

    • DaveMed

      This social media phenomenon really is a dangerous weapon.

      Children pass along vapid messages just because their friends are doing so, and simply typing these tweets/posts/etc. actually makes them believe what they’re writing.

    • Curious

      I was sickened by this reaction, as I am by a similar reaction to the shooting of 130 Muslim children by their own kind in Pakistan (thus showing once again that Muslims are more dangerous to each other than any White person is to them, ever). One of my ultra-liberal acquaintances reposted some extremely popular drivel about the need to have “compassion” for these terrorists. That’s right, just showing them enough love will fix it all.
      Where is the love, caring, and compassion for the terrorism victims? For the victims of Muslim crime and black crime, ever? Oh heavens no!

  • LeonNJ

    This event got me thinking of that beheading plot that was foiled by Australia a few months ago. I guarantee that if heads actually rolled on the streets of Sydney, the knee-jerk reaction from the white progressives would be to Tweet that this does not represent true Islam and the real enemy of the state are the evil right wing who want to end the flood of boat people.

    • TruthBeTold

      You didn’t read my post: ‘It’s Officially Over for Australia’.

      • See The Future

        Tony Abbott confirmed it in his speech just now.

  • david dorian

    I had to add this on the #illridewithyou twitter hypocrisy.

    ‘Will you ride with the millions of whites harassed in major non-white cities and ghettos in their own nations? I thought so’

    On the socialist CBC today– what is the main concern after the Aussie terror attack??

    Concerned for the attack on white Australians and their society? Concern for the
    implications for whites if this immigration policy is allowed. Concern
    about the motives of an ‘Africa for Africans, Asia for Asians, White
    countries for Everyone’ policy?

    NOPE.

    ONLY concern is to disparage white Australians and express concern that ‘minorities’ may
    not feel safe or welcome after the attacks.

    • Justin Time

      No surprise here, but I heard that Hollywood jerk Russell Crowe has lent support to the #illridewithyou twitter campaign. I live in Sydney and with the every-increasing dumping of non-white savages in our once great city, it’s us whites that have to be ever-vigilant.

      • RationaliseThis

        Tori Johnson grappled for the gun from the murderer and lost his life. He sets the bar, not #illridewithyou.

        #IrideWithTori pass it on

    • Justin Time

      Saw this on The Australian Tea Party Facebook page.

  • dd121

    Who has our Kenyan president apologized to over this?

    • bavieca

      Why, the muslims of course, Obama fears backlashes.

      • Son of Dixie

        Or another YouTube video.

  • Reynardine

    “In a show of solidarity, many Australians offered on Twitter to
    accompany people dressed in Muslim clothes who were afraid of a backlash
    from the cafe siege.”

    The first thing the Muslim Australian community did was complain about how they might get targeted for this. Not an apology, not condolences, nothing. They wanted to feel special again, and were worried that this might interfere with that.

    • See The Future

      Useful idiots escorting those that are committed to either converting or destroying all infidels. Absolute insanity

    • RationaliseThis

      Muslims are not the victims. Despite the thousands of White people mudered in the West over the last decade (even ignoring 9/11) by Muslims acting out in Islamic scripture yet they are always presented as victims. They are almost completely unscathed but deeply engaged in paranoia and fully supported by the left.

      To that we might add the thousands of underage white girls sexually trafficked by members of a religion whose scriptures is AOK with sexual slavery. Hence we have “consciousness lowering exercise” when the rape culture is real one conducted by beige Muslims and a consciousness raising exercise if it’s a non existent one by White males.

      The real victims, innocent Whites and minorities in the middle east are ignored.

  • Son of Dixie

    If the West and Western Civilization are the Great Satan the why do these Muslims insist on coming to our countries? It seems to me they would be much happier and more content to stay in their native Muslim lands. I propose that if they all return home and stay there then we will immediately withdraw all troops from the Midle East. They can then behead and rape and murder and sodomize until their heart is content.

    • John Smith

      This clown certainly got his share of dhimmi women to rape and murder.

    • See The Future

      The tragedy is the number of white US men that have been killed and severely injured.

  • See The Future

    Can you believe it? Tony Abbott is apologizing for Islam. Tony Abbott says the terrorist act had nothing to do with Islam. Sounds exactly like the British traitor Cameron. Same script. When the nations leader makes the terrorist the victim we are truly under assault from a total traitor. Criminal failure to identify the root problem and promise to make fundamental change to immigration policy. Australians should be marching in the street demanding his resignation.

  • MekongDelta69

    They welcome these savages and then, when they act like savages, people get all ‘shocked and appalled.’

    Only White Western nations are so guilt-ridden, hyper-altruistic and plain and simply dumb enough to keep doing this.

  • KenelmDigby

    It is a tragedy, it represents a ‘loss of innocence’ more than anything else.
    Unlike the strife ridden UK and Europe, Australia founded on ‘blank sheet’ never had any history of terrorist atrocities, civil violence, sectarianism and general societal discord, if we ignore the Aborigines, who were never more than a petty, drunken and incapable nuisance happy to spend their handouts on the next bottle of whisky.
    The very sensible White Australia policy, which stood in force up to 1973′ would have kept things that way, Australia as the ideal civic society, blessed with a sunny climate, lack of endemic poverty, good governance and a happy, contented populace.
    But alas, ‘trendy’ politicians like all ‘trendy’ politicians in the west had to ruin it.
    Australia will probably end up just as riven by strife as England, in the near future.

    • me

      It’s not a ‘trend’. It’s destruction by design.

    • RationaliseThis

      The left wing media immediatly went into a spin cycle basically telling us to ignore the pattern we’ve seen brought the world; that Islams core holly scriptures cause and promote violence against non believers. The hostage taker was forcing the hostages to Facebook out islamicists propganda so the denialism is Orwellian.

      The two major political parties: the ALP (Union based left socialist now ethno Marxist) and Liberal party (faux conservatives) practice “bipartisanship” where they agree to not disagree on immigration. We have no alternative to vote for.

      The biggest traitors on immigration turn out to be faux conservatives, as usual.

      Brenton Sanderson did an 5 part article on how immigration became non White affair at “The Occidental Observer”

      The White Australia policy was Pretty mild; Lebanese Christians were defined as White for instance and members of any race did come in if they were of good repute or well liked but the focus was on immigration from White nations.

      Anti free speach laws are almost as bad as Britain and Canada.

  • Freedom of religion there only (?) no longer applies to Aum Shinrikyo, the terrorist cult responsible for the 1995 Tokyo nerve gas attacks.