Screen Shot 2014-12-15 at 3.33.24 PMTerror took over a popular joint in Sydney, Australia when a gunman, identified as Man Haron Monis, targeted the Lindt Café had held it under siege for more than 16 hours before policeman were able to force their way in and rescue the terrified hostages.

Two people were killed, and the gunman is reportedly one of the casualties while the other was a hostage. Three or more are in serious condition. Before the rescue mission was carried out, a few of the hostages managed to escape the chaotic scene.

The man responsible for all the mayhem was apparently granted asylum in Australia from Iran for political reasons. He described himself as a ”spiritual leader” but he clearly suffered from a mental handicap. His roster of indecent activities includes being charged with frequent occurrences of indecent exposure and sexual assault. He was also a suspect in the murder of his ex-wife who was stabbed and burned to death in Sydney last year. He also terrorized the family members of Australian soldiers that died while in service, by sending them disturbing letters.

Authorities in Australia believe this is an isolated event and that Monis acted alone.

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  • Me

    did y’all hear about the kid in n.c. that got lynched for dating a ww?

    • Mary Burrell

      @Me: I saw that on Melissa Harris-Perry.She was31years old involved with that kid. WTf?

    • Me

      right. yet the kid was the one that got lynched. ww pedofiles costing black boys their lives. smh

  • Mary Burrell

    This situation in Sydney is terrifying i can’t imagine being in a situation like that.

  • [email protected]

    The events in Sydney represent a total tragedy. There are evil people in the world. The hostage taking gunman was a wicked person. He exploited religion as an excuse for him to cause mayhem and instability. Man Haron Monis was a nihilist and a reactionary who is not respected by me at all.

    I send my thoughts and my prayers to the people of Sydney.