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  • Australians left bloody but unbowed

    12/18/2014 12:31:18 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 15 replies
    The Australian ^ | 19th December 2014 | Michael Fullilove and Anthony Bubalo
    IT feels like terror has come to our home town. After this week’s events, Sydney joins New York, London, Madrid, Mumbai and Ottawa on the list of great cities visited by politically motivated ­violence since 2001. ..... Australians are not innocents when it comes to terrorism. Nearly a dozen Australians were killed in the September 11 attack in 2001. A year later, 88 died in the Bali bombings in Indonesia. Australians died in the 2005 Bali bombings, the 2005 London bombings, and the 2009 Jakarta hotel ­attacks. All those incidents took place thousands of kilometres away. This event occurred in...
  • Irish priest in Sydney says Australians turned to prayer during siege

    12/18/2014 4:53:20 AM PST · by NYer · 7 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | December 17, 2014
    A woman kneels down as she lays flowers in a makeshift memorial near the site where a gunman held hostages for 16 hours at a popular Sydney cafe, Australia (PA) Father Brendan Purcell is based at St Mary's Cathedral, close to where Monday's siege took placeAn Irish priest based in Sydney said he was struck by how people turned to prayer when a gunman took hostages at a cafe.Father Brendan Purcell is based at St Mary’s Cathedral, just a five-minute walk from the nearby Lindt Cafe, where Iranian-born gunman Man Haron Monis took dozens of hostages on Monday morning.Father...
  • Charles Hurt Drops the Hammer on Aussie Gun Laws

    12/17/2014 8:15:40 AM PST · by TangoLimaSierra · 16 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 12/16/2014 | Breitbart News
    From the Sydney Morning Herald: The siege in Sydney's CBD and its terrible end received saturation coverage on American cable news, with at least one commentator lamenting Australia's tough gun laws. Speaking on Fox News after police stormed the Lindt cafe, Charles Hurt, a writer with the conservative newspaper The Washington Times and a Fox News contributor, said: "These people are hell bent to kill innocent people … In a free society there is nothing you can do about it. You can't prevent all these things from happening, which is why most Americans, when they see this stuff play out...
  • "Ripped our guts again": Family that lost relatives in Flight 370 loses another in Ukraine crash

    07/18/2014 2:35:37 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 6 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | 07/18/2014
    Relatives, friends and colleagues paid tribute Friday to Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash victims even before the airline released their names as it scrambled to contact the next of kin of the victims. For one Australian family, the crash represented an almost unbelievable double tragedy. Kaylene Mann's brother Rod Burrows and sister-in-law Mary Burrows were on board Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 when it vanished in March. On Friday, Mann found out that her stepdaughter, Maree Rizk, was killed on Flight 17. "It's just brought everyone, everything back," said Greg Burrows, Mann's brother. "It's just ... ripped our guts again."
  • The War Comes to Australia [This terrorist was not a lone wolf]

    12/17/2014 7:52:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 12/17/2014 | Ari Lieberman
    The hostage saga in Sydney ended in dramatic fashion yesterday as Australian police and SWAT teams stormed a downtown café after a 16-hour standoff with armed hostage taker, Man Haron Monis. Monis, identified as a Muslim cleric with a criminal record that included sexual assault and accessory to murder, was killed during the operation as were two hostages, identified as a male and female in their 30s. Monis, an Iranian national, requested refugee status and asylum in Australia in 1996 and sought to repay Australia’s benevolence by engaging in a vituperative letter-writing campaign directed at the families of fallen...
  • Lindt Cafe Terrorist Warned Obama Not to Hide His Islamic Faith

    12/17/2014 12:48:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | December 16, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Allahu Akbar. Sydney terrorist Sheik Haron Monis called out Barack Obama in 2008. He warned Obama during his campaign to not hide his religion. Canada Free Press reported: Among those who saw Barack Hussein Obama as an “apostate” for denying his religion as an Islamist, when he first ran as president in 2008, was the man who was to become the terrorist who killed two innocent hostages, injuring four others at the Sydney Lindt Cafe on Sunday. Signing his name as “Sheik Haron” and writing “Dear Brother Barack Obama” in the salutation of his letter, Man Haron Monis warned Obama...
  • Aust NY consulate guarded by NYPD squad

    12/16/2014 12:51:02 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 4 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 17th December 2014 | Peter Mitchell
    THE Australian consulate in Manhattan is being protected by the New York Police Department's elite, special forces-type Hercules Team following the deadly Sydney terror siege. NEW York Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYPD commissioner Bill Bratton are taking no chances. The metropolis' many iconic sites, including the Empire State Building, Times Square, Wall Street and Columbus Circle, have also been beefed up with extra police following the takeover of Sydney's Lindt cafe on Monday by Iranian immigrant Man Haron Monis. "We are taking appropriate precautions, making sure we are beefing up our presence at locations related to the Australian government...
  • Your First Prerequisite is to Acquire My(Jesus) Presence

    12/16/2014 10:53:52 AM PST · by Jedediah · 10 replies
    Your prerequisite in all things is to first acquire My Presence for in My courts there are libraries of scrolls providing the wisdom and knowledge in first acquiring the understanding to decipher and illuminate My Word in Spirit and Truth and it is in the interpretation of your heavenly languages, "that exist even now in the alcoves of your wellspring" but these can only rise up into reality and understanding as you manifest and operate totally in the Menorah of light " The Manifold Wisdom of God " My very fullness indwelling you as "an eternal light of My Kingdom...
  • 'I regret to say I am a terrorist'

    12/16/2014 2:17:26 AM PST · by Fred Nerks · 18 replies
    Daily Mail Australia ^ | 16 December 2014 | Daniel Piotrowski
    'I regret to say I am a terrorist': Wife of cafe gunman praised Bali bombings and 9/11 in online rant as row rages about why the accused murderer is free on bail •Amirah Droudis, 35, posted series of videos in 2009 •In the videos, she described herself as a terrorist and expressed happiness at the 9/11 attack and Bali bombings •The videos linked to a website of siege gunman Man Haron Monis •Droudis charged with murdering Monis' first wife, and Monis was charged with being an acessory •Outrage has spread that both Droudis and Monis were released on bail •Police...
  • Sydney Siege Gunman Posed as Holy Sheikh In Order to Grope Women – Had 50 Sexual Assault Charges

    12/15/2014 1:51:43 PM PST · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 12-15-2014 | Jim Hoft
    Sheik Haron Monis took several hosages today at the Lyndt Cafe in Sydney.Two hostages were killed along with the evil sheikh during the 16 hour ordeal. The hostage taker in Sidney is Sheik Haron Monis – A man who previously sent hate mail to Australian war widows.Sheikh Haron faced up to 14 years for taunting war widows. In the video the sheikh is sitting near the parliament building about a block from the Lyndt Cafe. Monis posed as a sheikh to grope unsuspecting women. He was on bail for more than 50 sexual assault charges. The holy sheikh was also...
  • Liberals Will Get Us All Killed

    12/16/2014 9:49:05 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/16/14 | Alan Caruba
    If not resisted, liberals would cause us all to be killed by our nation’s very real foreign enemies and the domestic perpetrators and criminals who prey on our society The news from Sydney, Australia was of another incident in which a lone Islamic fascist took civilians hostage to fulfill a demented notion of a “holy war” on non-believers. After a siege by police two of the hostages he had taken were dead along with the gunman. These attacks are becoming more frequent, referred to as “lone wolf” events, but in a larger context, they represent an effort by al Qaeda...
  • Advocates of sharia law should leave, or lose voting and welfare rights: Jacqui Lambie

    12/15/2014 7:49:21 PM PST · by LibFreeUSA · 8 replies
    The Australian ^ | September 15, 2014 | Jared Owens
    AUSTRALIANS who support sharia law should “pack up their bags and get out of here” or else be stripped of their vote and welfare entitlements, Jacqui Lambie says. The Tasmanian Palmer United Party senator today said Australians who support Islamic law held “allegiance to a foreign power”, but refused repeated opportunities to define what she meant by sharia law. “I just say anyone who supports sharia law in Australia should not have the right to vote, should not be given government handouts and should probably pack up their bags and get out of here — that’s what I’m saying,” Senator...
  • Islamic terror in Australia and Christians as second-class citizens

    12/15/2014 3:27:41 PM PST · by juliosevero · 9 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Islamic terror in Australia and Christians as second-class citizens By Julio Severo Islamic terror hit Australia. A Muslim terrorist held an unknown number of hostages in a café in Sydney for more than 16 hours on Sunday. The hostages had been made to hold an ISIS flag in the window. According to Shoebat, the flag’s message was: “There is no god but Allah; Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.” Shoebat said that, despite this very clear and obvious sign, Australia’s Prime Minister stated that he has no clue about the attacker’s motivation. Man Haron Monis, the Muslim refugee who...
  • Tensions surface as Australian Muslims fear Sydney siege backlash

    12/15/2014 1:52:16 PM PST · by mykroar · 66 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/15/14 | Reuters By Jane Wardell and Matt Siegel
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Religious leaders and ordinary Australians sought to defuse communal tensions on Monday, after a siege at a Sydney cafe by a gunman who forced hostages to display an Islamic flag raised fears of a backlash against the country's Muslim minority. Within hours of the attack on the Lindt cafe in the centre of the city, a Muslim group reported that women wearing the hijab had been spat on and the right-wing Australian Defence League called on followers to protest at two major mosques. The protests did not materialise and little is known about the true motives of...
  • Netanyahu on Australia cafe siege: International Islamic terror does not know borders

    12/15/2014 11:29:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Jerusalem Post [Israel] & Reuters ^ | 12/15/14 | Herb Keinon
    Rome - Emerging from a a three-hour meeting in Rome with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu´ s first comments related to the siege on the cafe in Sydney Australia that ended shortly before. Netanyahu sent his condolences to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and the Australian people. He said that International Islamic terror does not know borders, and the struggle against it needs to be global. (Snip) Netanyahu then discussed the focus of his meeting with Kerry saying that Israel will “do everything possible” to make sure that the UN Security Council does not impose
  • 2001 Interview with the perpetrator of Sydney Siege

    12/15/2014 1:17:38 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies
    People in Sydney walking past the State Parliament buildings on Macquarie Street in recent weeks might have noticed a tall Muslim cleric who has taken up residence in a tent on the footpath outside. He is Ayatollah Manteghi Boroujerdi, a liberal cleric who fled Iran four years ago after being very critical of the Iranian regime. Ayatollah Boroujerdi's wife and two daughters are now under house arrest in Iran, and he's hoping the Howard government will put pressure on the regime there to let his family join him here in Australia. David Rutledge spoke to him this week. David Rutledge:...
  • Stop asking Muslims to condemn terrorism. It's bigoted and Islamophobic. (click bait)

    12/15/2014 12:47:52 PM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Vox ^ | December 15, 2014 | Max Fisher
    There's a certain ritual that each and every one of the world's billion-plus Muslims, especially those living in Western countries, is expected to go through immediately following any incident of violence involving a Muslim perpetrator. It's a ritual that is continuing now with the Sydney hostage crisis, in which a deranged self-styled sheikh named Man Haron Monis took several people hostage in a downtown café. Here is what Muslims and Muslim organizations are expected to say: "As a Muslim, I condemn this attack and terrorism in any form." This expectation we place on Muslims, to be absolutely clear, is Islamophobic...
  • THREE DEAD IN BLOODY END TO SIEGE: Two hostages dead and Muslim gunman killed...

    12/15/2014 12:31:49 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 71 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 16th December 2014 | Emily Crane and Daniel Piotrowski
    An Iranian-born gunman was killed, two of his hostages are dead and four injured after a dramatic and chaotic firefight brought an end to a terrorist siege at a Sydney cafe. Teams of heavily armed police swooped on the Lindt Chocolat cafe in a hail of gunfire, ending a tense stand-off where Man Haron Monis had been holding around 17 people captive. Police issued a statement describing the event as a confrontation with a 50-year man, who they said died after shots were fired. The man was pronounced dead after being taken to hospital, police said. A man, aged 34,...
  • Iran condemns deadly Australia hostage-taking

    12/15/2014 12:37:48 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    Astro Awani / AFP ^ | 12-16-2014
    TEHRAN: Tehran on Monday condemned the deadly hostage-taking in Australia reportedly by an Iranian-born gunman, branding it an act foreign to Islam, state media quoted a government official as saying. "Undertaking such inhuman acts and provoking fear and panic in the name of merciful Islam is not in any way justifiable," foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said, according to IRNA news agency.
  • MSNBC Host: ‘Too Early To Tell’ If Man Asking For ISIS Flag Was Motivated By Islam [VIDEO]

    12/15/2014 10:26:39 AM PST · by Zakeet · 62 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 15, 2014 | Alex Griswold
    Despite the Sydney, Australia hostage-taker displaying a flag reading in Arabic, ”There is no God but God and Mohammed is the prophet of God,” despite his being a self-proclaimed sheikh and despite his demand that police give him an ISIS flag, MSNBC “The Rundown” host José Diaz-Balart wondered if Iranian-born Man Haron Monis is motivated by Islam at all.
  • Sydney Hostage Taker Identified as Muslim Radical who Lit Wife on Fire

    12/15/2014 7:29:23 AM PST · by rightistight · 17 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/15/14 | Aurelius
    Radical Muslim cleric Sheik Man Haron Monis has been identified as the hostage-taker in Sydney who held people in a Lindt store against their will for over a dozen hours. Monis is known for writing letters to the families of fallen soldiers and comparing their dead loved ones to pigs. He is also being investigated for rape and was charged for murdering his ex-wife. Allegedly, he stabbed then lit his ex-wife on fire. He was out on bail.
  • ‘Known Wolf’ Syndrome: Sydney Hostage-Taker Is Yet Another Case of Political Correctness

    12/15/2014 9:19:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 12/15/2014 | Patrick Poole
    With the hostage situation resolved — hopefully with no innocent lives lost (reports just coming in) — and the release of the name of the hostage taker, Iranian-born Islamic cleric Man Monis aka Shiekh Haron, this seems to be yet another case of what I termed here at PJ Media several weeks ago as “Known Wolf Syndrome.”In that article, following two separate terror attacks in Canada in which the suspects were already well-known to authorities, I noted that in the U.S. too, in many of the domestic terrorism cases the culprits have already been identified to law enforcement as...
  • We Need A List of Jihadists Open To The Public Just Like The One For Sex Offenders

    12/15/2014 8:58:49 AM PST · by Stayfree · 7 replies
    Self | December 15, 2014 | Self(vanity)
    In light of the KNOWN Jihadist in Australia taking hostages and using a gun (guns are banned there) causing innocent people to be killed and wounded, we need a list of known Jihadists to be immediately set up and accessible to the public (including gun owners) just like the list of sex offenders. The American people have a right to know who all of these evil people are and where they live just like the right we have to know all of the sex offenders are and where they live. It is time to out all of these bastards so...
  • Sydney Gunman’s Website Promised Vengeance Against US, Allies on December 14th

    12/15/2014 8:55:22 AM PST · by rightistight · 7 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 12/15/14 | Aurelius
    Radical Muslim Man Haron Monis, the man who took hostages in a Lindt shop in Sydney for over a dozen hours, promised vengeance on his website yesterday. His website has since been taken offline... As recent as yesterday, the day that he took hostages, Man Haron Monis declared that Muslims must fight against the United States and its allies. “Islam is the religion of peace,” he wrote yesterday, “that’s why Muslims fight against the oppression and terrorism of USA and its allies including UK and Australia.” He continued, “If we stay silent towards the criminals we cannot have a peaceful...
  • #I'llridewithyou: Celebrities & Twitter users take to social media to support Muslim community

    12/15/2014 8:23:58 AM PST · by dead · 36 replies
    Twelve hours after the Lindt Cafe hostage crisis in Sydney began to unfold, Australians have flooded social media with sentiments of solidarity and support of Muslims in the community. Twitter user Sir Tessa began what has become a worldwide phenomenon, offering to sit next to members of the Islamic faith on transport if they were frightened to be seen in public wearing religious clothing. The 'I'll ride with you' hashtag has garnered over 112,000 mentions across social media, with people all over the world jumping on board the movement in an effort to turn the terrifying events of Monday into...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Dramatic end to Sydney siege as police storm cafe with guns and stun grenades

    12/15/2014 7:44:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 214 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 15, 2014 | Staff
    <p>Police stormed a cafe in central Sydney early Tuesday where a gunman held more than a dozen hostages for more than 16 hours, firing automatic weapons and throwing grenades moments after captives were seen fleeing the buidling in terror. A scene of pandemonium erupted in the early morning just minutes after hostages started emerging from the cafe on their own or in small groups. Eleven hostages The dramatic end stage of the siege came as the gunman holding the remaining captives was revealed as a self-proclaimed Islamic cleric Man Haron Monis. Monis is a 49-year-old man living in southwest Sydney, but is originally from Iran and a self-proclaimed sheik, and also sent hate mail to the families of Australian dead soldiers between 2007 and 2009, according to The Daily Telegraph. The seige in the Lindt cafe in Martin Place on Monday follows an unsuccessful attempt to have these charges overturned in the High Court on Friday, The Age reported. Monis received 300 community service hours and a two-year good behaviour bond for the correspondence, which he claims were his version of sympathy cards, sent with the help from his girlfriend Amirah Droudis. Arriving as a refugee in Australia in 1996, the hostage-taker was charged as an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife - who was allegedly stabbed and set on fire on a flight of stairs in her western Sydney apartment block in November 2013. The man's current partner was charged with murder but they both received bail as the case was deemed too weak.</p>
  • Sydney Siege: The Left Responds with Its Usual Sensitivity...

    12/15/2014 7:23:55 AM PST · by PROCON · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 15, 2014 | James Delingpole
    We don't know how the Sydney siege is going to end yet but of one thing we can be pretty sure: the main concern of Australia's national broadcaster ABC will not be the suffering and fear experienced by those innocent people who have been held hostage; rather it will be that there might be some anti-Muslim backlash. How do we know this? First, because ABC is so left wing it makes the BBC look like Fox News. Second, because this is how sensitive, progressive types always respond to incidents of this kind. (One of the BBC's first reactions after the...
  • Jihadist in Sydney standoff ID'd as Iranian sex assault, murder suspect as ordeal enters 15th hour

    12/15/2014 7:11:58 AM PST · by Da Bilge Troll · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 15, 2014 | AP
    The suspected jihadist holding up to 15 people hostage in a Sydney cafe is an Iranian murder and sex assault suspect known for sending hate mail to the families of Australian soldiers killed overseas, police confirmed. As the standoff entered its 15th hour, with police and news crews surrounding the shop as frightened hostages looked out through the front window, police identified Man Haron Monis as the gunman holding captives inside Lindt Chocolat Cafe. His identity was known early on to police and media alike, but was only released for the record by police sources as night fell on Sydney...
  • Siege selfie shame: People queue to pose for pictures of themselves at scene of Sydney terror

    12/15/2014 7:19:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 15, 2014 | John Carney
    Tourists have always taken selfies of themselves at Sydney's most iconic landmarks, but on a day that has horrified the city many people are taking macabre snapshots for old times' sake as well. All day people were uploading selfies of themselves on Twitter from as close as possible to where the hostage siege was taking place. Just to make the photos more authentic some even took them with television cameras in the background. Two onlookers even looked like they were taking a 'celebration selfie' than one at a hostage siege. Others smiled happily as if they were standing in front...
  • [Sydney] Hostage-taker named as radical Muslim cleric Man Haron Monis

    12/15/2014 6:19:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    Channel 9 News ^ | December 15, 2014
    Radical Muslim cleric Sheik Man Haron Monis has been revealed to be the ringleader in the Sydney cafe siege that has seen up to 30 people held hostage for more than 10 hours. Monis was born Manteghi Bourjerdi and fled from Iran to Australia in 1996 where he changed his name to Man Haron Monis and assuming the title of Sheik Haron. He has gained media attention in the past for a "hate mail" campaign, protesting the presence of Australian troops in Afghanistan. The campaign saw him and his partner Amirah Droudis post hate-filled letters to the families of dead...
  • BREAKING: Belgium Siege; Four Gunmen Take Hostages In Ghent, Belgium

    12/15/2014 3:10:36 AM PST · by absentee · 19 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/15/2014 | Caleb Howe
    The BBC and other outlets report this morning that as many as four gunmen have entered a residential apartment building in Ghent, Belgium and have taken hostages. ABC/Reuters reports: Four gunmen in Belgium have taken several people hostage after they entered a flat in the north-western city of Ghent, according to unconfirmed reports. Heavily-armed police have surrounded the area and authorities have urged residents to stay indoors. The state prosecution service said there were no immediate indications of a link to terrorism. It is not known if the event is related to the Sydney Siege. Reports continue to break on...
  • Jihad in an Australian Chocolate Shop

    12/15/2014 4:50:44 AM PST · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 15, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    The details are still sketchy, but this is what is apparently confirmed as of this writing (8PM EST Sunday night): as many as 50 people have been taken hostage in the Lindt Chocolat Café in Sydney, Australia’s central pedestrian mall, Martin Place. Some of the hostages have been forced at gunpoint to hold up the black flag of Islamic jihad against a window of the café.
  • Sydney siege: Police in contact with gunman as five hostages escape

    12/15/2014 3:28:14 AM PST · by Slambat · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 15, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    Five people have escaped from a cafe in central Sydney where a gunman had earlier taken several people hostage Monday and forced two people to hold up a black flag bearing an Islamic message written in Arabic in the store's window.
  • Hostage situation erupts in Sydney cafe (Islamic State Supporter)

    12/15/2014 2:50:12 AM PST · by BCW · 5 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 15 DEC 2014 | KRISTEN GELINEAU
    SYDNEY (AP) — Five people escaped from a Sydney cafe where a gunman took an unknown number of hostages during Monday morning rush hour. Two people inside the cafe earlier held up a flag with an Islamic declaration of faith that has often been used by extremists, raising fears that a terrorist incident was playing out in the heart of Australia's biggest city. The first three people ran out of the Lindt Chocolat Cafe in downtown Sydney six hours into the hostage crisis, and two women sprinted from a fire exit into the arms of waiting police shortly afterward. Both...
  • TERROR IN SYDNEY: Gunman holding hostages reportedly demands ISIS flag

    12/15/2014 2:02:56 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | Dec, 15 , 2014 | Fox
    he unidentified gunman has forced hostages to call him "The Brother" and demanded a flag of the Islamic State terror group in return for the release of a hostage. He has also demanded to speak directly with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
  • VIDEO: Muslim Fast-Food Worker Has Shocking Reaction to Someone Ordering Bacon

    12/14/2014 7:59:39 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 99 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 12DEC2014 | Staff Writer
    Ah, the joys of tolerance. Sydney, Australia has begun to learn them after opening several Muslim-friendly restaurants that serve only halal food that is permissible to be eaten under Shariah law. One of those restaurants is featured in this video of a Muslim man who completely loses it when a customer, apparently unaware that he was in a halal-only KFC, asked for bacon on his sandwich. The video shows the KFC employee yelling — screaming, really — about being recorded. He also threatens the customer. Apparently he really, really doesn’t like the word “bacon.” Great customer service at those halal-only...
  • Terror in Sydney As Gunman Takes At Least 13 Hostages At Lindt Cafe

    12/14/2014 7:23:23 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 14, 2013 | EMILY CRANE and SARAH DEAN and LOUISE CHEER and DANIEL PIOTROWSKI and CANDACE SUTTON
    Terror in Sydney As Gunman Takes At Least 13 Hostages At Lindt Cafe, forces crying women to hold black Islamic flag against the window and 'demands to speak to Tony Abbott' By EMILY CRANE and SARAH DEAN and LOUISE CHEER and DANIEL PIOTROWSKI and CANDACE SUTTON 14 December 2014 | UPDATED: 21:56 EST, 14 December 2014 Witnesses described how a man wearing a headband covered in Arabic walked into the Lindt cafe in Martin Place and produced a shotgun from a blue bag at around 9.45am. Shortly afterwards hostages were seen with their hands pressed against the windows holding up...
  • Crybaby jihadists: Aussie militants call for help

    12/14/2014 3:33:51 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 25 replies
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 15th December 2014 | Mark Dunn
    DISILLUSIONED recruits who joined the Islamic State terrorist group have sought assistance from the Australian Government to leave the conflict zone in Syria and Iraq. A handful of young men who took up arms with IS to fight for an Islamic caliphate across the region have, either directly or through their families at home, contacted Australian authorities for help. It is believed up to a dozen Australians, most of whom flew to Syria to join militants fighting the al-Assad regime, found themselves in limbo after laying down their weapons but fearing they would be arrested under tougher counterterrorism laws if...
  • Australia: Hostages taken in Sydney chocolate shop, Islamic jihad flag seen

    12/14/2014 4:30:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    jihad watch ^ | 12/14/14
    This story is breaking now. Live stream here. “A man is holding several people hostage at Martin Place cafe,” News.com.au, December 15, 2014 (thanks to Jill): AT LEAST one armed man is holding several people hostage at a cafe in Martin Place in Sydney. There are hostages standing with their hands up at the windows in the popular Lindt chocolate shop, which has two or three entrances. There is also a black and white flag being held up in a window. It is believed to be the Black Standard, a jihadist flag. Staff in shop aprons can be seen with...
  • Sydney siege: Hostages held in central cafe

    12/14/2014 3:39:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 147 replies
    bbc ^ | 14 December 2014 Last updated at 18:35 ET
    <p>The cafe in Sydney's central business district has been surrounded by armed police.</p>
  • Hostages taken in Lindt Chocolate shop by armed robber (Sydney Australia, ISIS flag seen displayed)

    12/14/2014 3:37:33 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 1,091 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 15th December 2014
    A hostage has been forced to hold up an Islamic State flag in the window of a shop in Martin Place that is currently under siege. It is believed there are 12 hostages in the store and an ISIS flag has been placed in the window. Martin Place is the main financial area of the Sydney CBD.
  • Australia wins my Darwin Award for dumbest nation on Earth

    12/08/2014 11:51:10 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 22 replies
    Courier-Mail (Brisbane) ^ | 8th December 2014 | Rowan Dean
    I’M THINKING of setting up a national version of the Darwin Awards;..... When I say “national”, I mean it literally – my Darwin Awards aren’t for people, they’re for nations. I’m going to hand out an annual prize for the dumbest, most imbecilic country on the planet that is setting out to destroy its own comfortable way of life via its own moronic actions. I’m going to find the one nation that’s doing the equivalent of putting its head out of the train window to see if there’s a tunnel approaching. And right now, Australia looks like being the 2014...
  • Good news. Australia say NO to UN Green Climate Fund – bypasses Green Gravy Train

    12/07/2014 9:34:17 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | December 5th, 2014 | Joanne
    Good news. The Australian government is cutting out the enviro-middlemen, saying “No” to one $11 billion Green Blob.Australia stands as the only wealthy country to have ruled out a contribution to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund. As of last week, the fund had received pledges from 22 countries totalling $US9.6 billion ($A11.2 billion) against an initial funding target of $US10 billion.The UN money making scheme was never about the poor or the environment. If it was they wouldn’t be wasting “aid” on so-called clean energy subsidies, which won’t change the weather:The fund is a new financing mechanism to help developing...
  • Inside Australia's biggest ever warship: $1.5BILLION monster HMAS Canberra ...

    11/28/2014 6:17:38 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 40 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 29th November 2014 | May Slater
    Australia has officially welcomed its largest ever warship to the Naval fleet in a ceremony at Sydney's Garden Island. Before a cheering crowd of more than 1500 on Friday, NUSHIP Canberra became the HMAS Canberra, entitled to fly the historical white ensign in the name of the nation. Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove and Navy Chief Vice-Admiral Tim Barrett attended the ceremony, together with family members of the ship's 400-strong crew. PM Tony Abbott said it marked a proud day for the Navy and for Australia. 'We are a nation girt by sea. So it is the...
  • Largest Ever Australian Warship Enters Fleet

    11/28/2014 8:45:18 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    USNI News ^ | November 28, 2014 | Sam LaGrone
    The first of two 27,000-ton amphibious warships was commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy on Friday, according to information from the service. HMAS Canberra (L-02) entered the RAN fleet on Friday during a ceremony at the service’s Fleet Base East in Sydney. Canberra and sister ship HMAS Adelaide will be the two largest ships in RAN history as part of about a $2.5 billion (USD) shipbuilding program. The ship’s design is based on a Spanish amphibious assault ship Juan Carlo I and built and designed by Spanish shipbuilder Navantia and BAE Systems Australia. The pair will be the first ships...
  • Australia Is Terrified That This American Snake Could Give Birth In The Wild

    11/28/2014 11:11:07 AM PST · by EveningStar · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | November 27, 2014 | Alex Heber
    There’s concern this morning that a pregnant American corn snake is on the loose in Queensland, Australia, and a search is being mounted to find it before she gives birth. Sunshine Coast snake catcher Ritchie Gilbert told Business Insider he was sent a number of photos from a local vet to help identify the snake on Wednesday ... He said while the snake isn’t venomous it does need to be located. Like rabbits or cane toads, introduced species can throw the natural environment off balance, causing problems for native wildlife and agriculture ...
  • Me & Thornberry Annoy an Australian Leftist on Ferguson

    11/28/2014 2:49:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Larry Thornberry and I have both annoyed an Australian leftist academic with our respective commentary on the events in Ferguson. Binoy Kampmark, who teaches at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, wrote a piece "analyzing" conservative commentary in the wake of the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson. Kampmark has been associated with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and unsuccessfully ran for the Australian Senate under the Wikileaks Party banner. In addition to taking Larry and I to task, Kampmark also criticizes NRO's Rich Lowry and Ian Tuttle. Here is what Kampmark writes about Thornberry and me: [must read...
  • Phil Hughes: Australian batsman dies, aged 25

    11/26/2014 10:39:29 PM PST · by moose07 · 34 replies
    BBC sport ^ | 27 November 2014 | BBC
    Australia Test batsman Phil Hughes has died, two days after being hit on the head by a ball. Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said he never regained consciousness and died in hospital in Sydney. Hughes, 25, was carried off on a stretcher at the Sydney Cricket Ground after a short-pitched delivery struck his head, missing his helmet. He had CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation before being taken to hospital and placed in an induced coma. In a statement, Brukner said: "It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away. He never regained consciousness...
  • Airfield puts Australia in reach of China’s strategic bombers: Reports

    11/25/2014 4:23:08 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 18 replies
    NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA NETWORK ^ | NOVEMBER 25, 2014
    AN air base being built on a disputed island chain is raising eyebrows as its puts Chinese strategic bombers in range of Australia for the first time. Defence Publication IHS Janes says analysis of satellite photographs shows China is turning Fiery Cross Reef in the contentious Spratly Islands into a land mass big enough to hold a military air base. The construction work shows China is enforcing its claim on the mineral and oil-rich chain of islands which are also claimed by Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, Brunei and the Philippines. Beijing claims nearly all of the resource-rich South China Sea. The...
  • US President Barack Obama should look at his own environmental record before lecturing Australia

    11/21/2014 8:08:30 PM PST · by Aussiebabe · 3 replies
    Courier Mail (Brisbane) ^ | 22 November 2014 | Des Houghton
    BARACK Obama won an Olympic gold medal for schmoozing in Brisbane last weekend. Along the way, the US president exposed the opponents of coal seam gas in Queensland as utter hypocrites. With China, the US is of course the worst polluter on the planet. Yet the shale boom sweeping across America is unlocking oceans of underground gas, a cleaner energy gradually replacing coal in US power stations. Obama knows gas is good. Gas drives his emissions reduction pact with China. However, the Greenies who swooned over Obama for his environmental crusade are the same snarling, left-of-centre bigots backing sinister groups...