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Hostage Situation Here In Australia

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So scary...the picture of the two girls against the window with the flag gives me chills

Praying for everyone being held hostage and their families :( :(

I know, it's absolutely horrific. I can't imagine being in that situation.

 

 

Three hostages are out thankfully!

 

 

 

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Two more seen fleeing. I am so heartbroken by the look of sheer terror on their faces!

Gosh, I know :crying3:

 

 

It's so scary when something like this happens in your country. You think it'll never happen. And now, something even worse could happen :crying3:

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:umomg: dafuq? What's wrong with the world now!?!

Possibly linked to ISIS :crying3:

 

Another extremist Islamic making other Muslims look bad. It's awful for the majority of Muslims over here, who will most likely be harrassed/attacked because of this :crying1:

 

 

I just hope the rest of the hostages make it out safely, I can't imagine how scary it must be :crying1:

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Possibly linked to ISIS :crying3:

Another extremist Islamic making other Muslims look bad. It's awful for the majority of Muslims over here, who will most likely be harrassed/attacked because of this :crying1:

I just hope the rest of the hostages make it out safely, I can't imagine how scary it must be :crying1:

They need to be stopped. I'm sick of them. They've killed a lot of Americans and Chinese and stuff :4music: I hate people sometimes.
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Even more proof that letting Muslims into your country is detrimental.

That's a very broad generalization...majority of Muslims are peaceful. We cannot blame the entire Muslim population because of one man who was not OFFICIALLY linked to ISIS. I watched the siege unfolding about 7 hours in until it ended.

He obviously was extremely mentally unstable and had quite a criminal record prior to the siege. 47 or so sexual assault charges and penning horrible letters to families of dead Australian soldiers. Also, was possibly an accessory in the murder of his ex wife.

 

What is MOST important is that this was an isolated incident and there are no proven organizational links to ISIS. Rather, he was most likely inspired by ISIS and the ideology to commit this act of terror.

 

I am not Muslim, I am American...Greek Orthodox...privileged white girl but we must keep our minds and hearts open to remind that the majority of the Muslim population do not consist of extremists. There are extremists in EVERY religion INCLUDING Christianity.

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please educate yourself by looking up the definition of racism in the dictionary. If I said something against Christians would that be considered racist? No! So how is talking about Islam any different?

Islam is much more a race then just a religion, as it's more confined to a area then Christianity.

 

Though, if you said something against Christianity, such as they are mass murders (which is more accurate then saying that for Muslims), I would still of kicked it out of the thread. Radicalism is a thing in every religion, for example, Hitler's extermination of Jewish peoples was based upon Christianity, and radicalized. I don't see people saying, then or now, that Christians thus should not be let into countries, even though Christian radicals have caused far more damage then Muslim ones.

 

If you have a issue with me kicking it out, you're welcome to PM me. I don't usually handle content moderation as the systems op/admin but this was rather evident.

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The Siege ended earlier this morning.  Absolutely devastated to hear two individuals lost their lives. The gunman is also dead, however there certainly won't be any grief over him. One of the hostages who tragically passed was the manager of the cafe who apparently tried to get the gun away from the gunman whilst he was asleep. The other victim, tragically shot whilst trying to defend her pregnant colleague. She was a barrister and a mother of three. It's so unfair.

 

http://www.news.com.au/national/martin-place-cafe-siege-police-storm-cafe-and-kill-gunman-sheik-man-haron-monis/story-fncynjr2-1227157498633

 

 

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/martin-place-siege-sydney-cbd-cafe-workers-held-up/story-e6frg6nf-1227156254036?nk=04db7a6a91b31f0ed5da32e217f3736d

 

 

 

 

:crying1::crying3:

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The Siege ended earlier this morning. Absolutely devastated to hear two individuals lost their lives. The gunman is also dead, however there certainly won't be any grief over him. One of the hostages who tragically passed was the manager of the cafe who apparently tried to get the gun away from the gunman whilst he was asleep. The other victim, tragically shot whilst trying to defend her pregnant colleague. She was a barrister and a mother of three. It's so unfair.

http://www.news.com.au/national/martin-place-cafe-siege-police-storm-cafe-and-kill-gunman-sheik-man-haron-monis/story-fncynjr2-1227157498633

[url=http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/martin-place-siege-sydney-cbd-cafe-workers-held-up/story-e6frg6nf-1227156254036?nk=04db7a6a91b31f0ed5da32e217f3736d]http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/martin-place-siege-sydney-cbd-cafe-workers-held-up/story-e6frg6nf-1227156254036?nk=04db7a6a91b31f0ed5da32e217f3736d[/

:crying1::crying3:

I have been hung up on this the past 24 hrs. Hats off to NSW Police, paramedics, etc. I am so impressed with them as they were cool calm and collected but also keeping their highest concern the well being of the hostages instead of the hostage taker. That is not something I see much here in the US as police are eager to take out the perpetrator without too much thought of someone in the crossfire. Serves as a great example to the rest of the world and their law enforcements.

I just hope the country remains strong and defiant as this type of situation is very rare due to strict gun control laws.

The two victims made enormous sacrifices - though it is a tragedy they passed they will be remembered for their courage + that is what is so important in reminding people in dark times that the amount of good people in the world heavily outweigh the bad.

Sorry - I'm just emotional over this tho this is such a regular occurrence where I live it just distressed me seeing the images unfolding live as they happened. ;(

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I have been hung up on this the past 24 hrs. Hats off to NSW Police, paramedics, etc. I am so impressed with them as they were cool calm and collected but also keeping their highest concern the well being of the hostag

 

es instead of the hostage taker. That is not something I see much here in the US as police are eager to take out the perpetrator without too much thought of someone in the crossfire. Serves as a great example to the rest of the world and their law enforcements.

I just hope the country remains strong and defiant as this type of situation is very rare due to strict gun control laws.

The two victims made enormous sacrifices - though it is a tragedy they passed they will be remembered for their courage + that is what is so important in reminding people in dark times that the amount of good people in the world heavily outweigh the bad.

Sorry - I'm just emotional over this tho this is such a regular occurrence where I live it just distressed me seeing the images unfolding live as they happened. ;(

I thought about it all day and kept checking for updates like every minute. But yes, definitely have to praise the efforts of the police, ambulance and all those doing their bit to try and help in what was a horrible situation. I seriously hope nothing like this ever happens again over here, or anywhere else for that matter, because it was just awful worrying about the poor people being held hostage and now two innocent people have lost their lives. Two families whose Christmas' have been ruined. :crying1:

 

Fortuntately, there has been some good to come out of it. People have come together, no matter what their religion, race, sexuality etc. The majority of the nation has shown what human decency looks like.  But unfortunately, it's also brought out the racist rednecks who categorise all Muslims as terrorists. :crying3:

 

 

 

No need to be sorry, I'm quite upset also :crying2:

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I thought about it all day and kept checking for updates like every minute. But yes, definitely have to praise the efforts of the police, ambulance and all those doing their bit to try and help in what was a horrible situation. I seriously hope nothing like this ever happens again over here, or anywhere else for that matter, because it was just awful worrying about the poor people being held hostage and now two innocent people have lost their lives. Two families whose Christmas' have been ruined. :crying1:

 

Fortuntately, there has been some good to come out of it. People have come together, no matter what their religion, race, sexuality etc. The majority of the nation has shown what human decency looks like.  But unfortunately, it's also brought out the racist rednecks who categorise all Muslims as terrorists. :crying3:

 

 

 

No need to be sorry, I'm quite upset also :crying2:

 

tbh, I didn't even know Australia had rednecks :o I didn't even think you guise had that word in your vocab, I thought there'd be some cool Aussie version.

 

ya learn somethin new erryday then :aintevenmad:

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tbh, I didn't even know Australia had rednecks :o I didn't even think you guise had that word in your vocab, I thought there'd be some cool Aussie version.

 

ya learn somethin new erryday then :aintevenmad:

We actually have another word for them. We call them 'Bogans' :madonnagu:

 

They're basically the Australian equivalent of rednecks/trailer trash etc :orangu:

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We actually have another word for them. We call them 'Bogans' :madonnagu:

 

They're basically the Australian equivalent of rednecks/trailer trash etc :orangu:

 

I am SOOOOOOOO stealing bogan, and I live in Texas so it's def applicable :moorangu:

 

I guess the American version is a hillbilly, though that can be both generic and to a specific group of people who live in the Appalachians on the East Coast and have family feuds and drink moonshine and shoot stuff. We also say hick, do they say that ova there?

 

The internet is such a mahvelous tool :o :O

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I am SOOOOOOOO stealing bogan, and I live in Texas so it's def applicable :moorangu:

 

I guess the American version is a hillbilly, though that can be both generic and to a specific group of people who live in the Appalachians on the East Coast and have family feuds and drink moonshine and shoot stuff. We also say hick, do they say that ova there?

 

The internet is such a mahvelous tool :o :o

:gloria:

 

Hmmmmm not as much, but it I do see it brought it up every now and then :madonnagu:

 

Bogan is the main word used tbh :orangu:

 

 

 

 

It is :moorangu:

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