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Who Was the Crazy Gunman Behind The Sydney Siege? (Video)

The gunman who murdered two innocent civilians and who was then killed by commandos during a siege in Sydney is an individual named  Man Haron Monis, a ‘lone wolf’ inspired by the brutal militant group ISIS.

Man Haron Monis was an Iranian migrant and self-confessed cleric, on bail for a string of violent offenses, including being an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife.

Not a savory character.

See the above video produced by the UK’s Channel 4 for more on his background and how his action fits within the violent ideology that drives ISIS.

James Burke
What keeps the world ticking? James is always looking for the answer and the latest news from around the globe. When he's not behind his computer, he's basking in the Thailand sun, or dreaming of the southern hemisphere, where he grew up in rural Australia.

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