Siege over, hostage dead

The Sydney siege has ended with two dead – the gunman, Man Haron Monis, and a hostage.

Terror knows no borders nor does it respond to reason but the response to the aftermath must be one of reason.

This was the response of Brian Andreas to the 9.11 attacks in the USA, it is just as appropriate to this morning’s tragedy.

awakening StoryPeople print by Brian Andreas

In those days, we finally chose to walk like giants & hold the world in arms grown strong with love & there may be many things we forget in the days to come, but this will not be one of them.

Awakening  ©2014 Brian Andreas

UPDATE:

Andrei quite rightly points out in his comment this wasn’t a terrorist attack. It was the actions of one man who appears to have been mentally ill.

The deaths of two innocent people is none the less tragic because of that.

4 Responses to Siege over, hostage dead

  1. Andrei says:

    This has nothing in common with 9/11 and is more aligned with a David Gray, Aramoana type event than with “terrorism”.

    To give the (now late) perpetrator the “T” label is in fact granting him the “kudos” he desired when in reality he was nothing but a mad dog who in life was pretty much impotent and ineffectual,

    He has gotten his fifteen minutes by adopting the colors of the contemporary world’s boogey man.

    This is a tragedy for all those involved but it is not political and should not be politicized nor used to advance political agendas

    It will be though

  2. homepaddock says:

    Andrei – you are right, the gunman appears to have been mentally ill, not a terrorist. I’ve updated the post to acknowledge that.

  3. JC says:

    He had already declared he was a member of ISIL and called its leader his Imam.

    http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13930924001577

    So it was a terrorist attack in furtherance of the ISIL objectives.

    You can call him mentally ill if you like but if so you have to call 3-16% of Europe similarly disturbed for supporting ISIS

    http://www.newsweek.com/16-french-citizens-support-isis-poll-finds-266795.

    There are now twice as many Muslim Brits fighting in the ME as their are Muslims in the UK armed forces.

    If you look at countries with large Muslim numbers 4-50% support at least one of the Islamic terrorist groups.

    So, taken across the world Muslim population there cannot be fewer than 100 million who support the aims and objectives of Radical Islam and more than 700 million who support the full introduction of Sharia law throughout the world.

    Monis is not unique or unusually mentally deranged.. he is simply one of tens of thousands who have answered the Jihadi call and one of thousands actively working in the Western world to spread terror. Each year a hundred and more terrorist plots are busted across Europe and in the UK alone 1000 videos of beheadings and other atrocities are confiscated every week.

    JC

  4. Andrei says:

    Rubbish JC

    This was real terrorism but when WASP do it with hi tech weapons its OK I suppose,

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