The jihadist terror campaign against humanity struck Australia earlier today as police stormed a Sydney cafe after an Iranian-born gunman held hostages for 17 hours.
At the end of it, 3 people including the terrorist were dead, according to the Daily Mail.
Reports indicated at least 3 others were injured.
The gunman held around 20 people hostage at the Lindt Chocolat cafe in downtown Sydney beginning Sunday and maintained the seige until SWAT officers charged in early this morning.
The suspect, Man Haron Monis, was facing multiple criminal charges prior to the seige, according to the Mail.
Monis had been charged with being accessory to the murder of his wife, with multiple sexual assaults while posing as a “healer,” and with sending hate mail to the families of dead Australian soldiers.
He had apparently attempted unsuccessfully to get the charges dismissed in court on Friday, two days before the incident at the cafe, during which he put a black flag in the cafe window that reportedly said “Allah is great” in Arabic, a symbol that has been linked to terrorist groups.
Near the end of the seige, a group of hostages apparently escaped, and while police were taking them to safety, it is believed that Monis fired a shotgun, killing one hostage and prompting police to storm the cafe.
Monis had been charged in the murder of his wife, who was stabbed and set on fire, but he received bail because the case was deemed weak.
Monis, who was known as a Sheik Monis, a Muslim cleric, was also arrested earlier this year for the sexual assault of a woman whom he lured to his clinic with claims of being an astrologer and expert in black magic. He was charged with 40 more violations after other victims came forward.
It’s unknown as of this writing if Monis made any demands.
It didn’t take long for assorted leftists to begin offering sympathy to the terrorist and other Muslims, as offers to protect Australian Muslims from all the people who allegedly want to hurt them began flashing across Twitter.
Our prayers, on the other hand, go out to the families of the hostages who died and to those hostages who are recovering from their wounds. We also say a grateful thank you to the police officers who risked their lives to stop a terrorist.