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December 15th, 2014, 07:37
Can you believe this is happening in Sydney? I work only a couple of blocks away from whole thing and was nervous for hours. Police told us not to leave the building until 2pm in the afternoon. So glad our boss let us go home soon after. Still a bit shaken. Hope nothing bad happens to anyone such stressful day for Sydneysiders.

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December 15th, 2014, 08:34
Bastards. I sincerely hope they get these people out in one piece. It's hard to predict - many of these "terrorists" are just fired-up idiots, not hardened jihadis. They might be talked down.
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December 15th, 2014, 09:30
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Bastards. I sincerely hope they get these people out in one piece. It's hard to predict - many of these "terrorists" are just fired-up idiots, not hardened jihadis. They might be talked down.
That is probably true in this case.
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December 15th, 2014, 13:01
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Can you believe this is happening in Sydney? I work only a couple of blocks away from whole thing and was nervous for hours. Police told us not to leave the building until 2pm in the afternoon. So glad our boss let us go home soon after. Still a bit shaken. Hope nothing bad happens to anyone such stressful day for Sydneysiders.
When I read about it, I remembered you are staying there… glad you are alright. Sad to see these things happening.. and that it can happen anywhere.
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December 15th, 2014, 13:06
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Bastards. I sincerely hope they get these people out in one piece. It's hard to predict - many of these "terrorists" are just fired-up idiots, not hardened jihadis. They might be talked down.
These are Westerners who specifically do what the Qu'ran instructs Muslims to do, which is in various ways to rise up and strike back against unbelievers and especially "people of the book" (Jews and Christians) who are the "worst of all sinners". Many of them are radicalized through offshoots of ISIS or other such militant Islamic groups and when they commit these acts they are praised by Islamist ISIS members and their supporters afterward as part of the brotherhood. Let us not be blind to what is happening.

Here is a video explaining how the radicalization process happens:

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My prayers are with any Sydney Watchers along with the people held up in the cafe who are under such extreme duress.

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December 15th, 2014, 14:15
It's only a single perp, right? I guess he hasn't figured out yet that sleep deprivation is greater than Islam and all other religions combined. What an idiot. He's going to lose his mini-Jihad…. one way or another but at least there'll be hundreds of virgins waiting for him on the other side… *sigh*
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December 15th, 2014, 17:28
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It's only a single perp, right? I guess he hasn't figured out yet that sleep deprivation is greater than Islam and all other religions combined. What an idiot. He's going to lose his mini-Jihad…. one way or another but at least there'll be hundreds of virgins waiting for him on the other side… *sigh*
Looks like the police have fixed his wagon. I hope the hostages are not seriously hurt.
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December 15th, 2014, 19:55
I got this link from someone who lives Down Under : http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2014/12/il…tiful-hashtag/

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December 15th, 2014, 21:07
3 dead 2 hostages and gun man himself… It just had to end in tragedy. Couldn't believe siege lasted way more than 12 hours…

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December 15th, 2014, 22:23
But around 10 got away unharmed… Could have been worse.
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December 15th, 2014, 22:24
I was quite stunned that something like this could happen in Australia. Those fucking extremists are everywhere. Isn't it already a time for western countries to wipe this isis threath from the face of the earth?
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December 15th, 2014, 22:49
Wackos are everywhere, it's not just ISIS.
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December 16th, 2014, 02:31
What's worse, the perp was out on bail for over 40 offences!!

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December 16th, 2014, 04:00
Just horrible. Those poor people.

I was thinking about it, and you know, if it were me in that terrible situation, I'd rather the cops risked coming in at the first sign of trouble. I'd rather risk the crossfire than wait to suffer the sort of fate that these fanatics inflict on innocent people.
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December 16th, 2014, 05:17
It was an mentally unstable nut. He was charged with sexual assault previously. Not very 'Islamic' to me.

Ofcourse that's assuming it's not a false flag to take attention away from the CIA torture reports
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December 16th, 2014, 06:14
The police rushed in immediately they heard a gunshot. It was the gunman shooting the store manager who died. The police burst in 6 seconds later. Up till then they were hoping for a peaceful resolution.

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