“Greg Bearup, in The Australian 17 December 2014, with the heading “A Convert from Malcontent to Murderer”
ON the afternoon of the September terrorism raids in Sydney and Brisbane, a group of Muslims gathered to protest in Lakemba. One of them was the Martin Place gunman, Man Haron Monis; a man who saw himself as a peace activist. He stood out that day as the only visible Shia in a crowd of Sunni Muslims.
Monis’s gripes against the West were those common to many Muslims around the world, including many moderates. “You don’t feel our pain. Your remote-controlled bombs kill our children and no one is ever held responsible. Why are the deaths of your innocents atrocities, while the death of our innocents are collateral damage?”
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