…inveighs me to pray for a safe outcome for everyone in the siege in Sydney, where latest reports say the police have stormed the Lindt cafe where Iranian cleric named, according to press accounts, Man Monis has been holding between 15-30 hostages. According to Australian press reports, Monis is on bail after being charged with murder and sexual assault, and has spent the past several years sending hate mail to families of Australian service people killed in action – sort of a Muslim Fred Phelps.
And I do pray for exactly that.
But I’d be lying if I didn’t admit part of me hopes the sonofabitch got two shots in the head.
UPDATE: Clearly the entire story is BS.
Mr. Monis, the alleged hostage-taker, was allegedly armed with a pump-action shotgun – which is, at close range, more deadly than any “assault rifle”. Monis has been convicted of harassment, and was out on bail on murder and sexual assault charges. In addition, Australia has strict civilian gun control.
There’s just no way a person with Monis’ record could get a gun! That would be illegal.