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Jihadi Siege in Sydney Ends in Gunfight

posted on December 15, 2014

At The Daily Beast, Courtney Subramanian, Lennox Samuels and Chris Allbritton report on the end of an Iranian gunman’s 16-hour siege in Sydney, Australia. The gunman took everyone inside of a café hostage, using some captives as shields and forcing others to hold flags against the windows. The gunman has been identified as Iranian self-styled cleric Man Haron Monis. Via his YouTube account, Monis asked “to please broadcast on all media that this is an attack on Australia by the Islamic State,” and to speak to Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Australia’s Muslim community is “devastated” by the situation.

Read at The Daily Beast