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    Sydney siege: Hostages held in Lindt cafe[W:49]

    BBC News - Sydney siege: Gunman takes hostages in Lindt cafe

    At least one gunman took 13 people hostage Monday at a chocolate shop in Sydney, Australia, local TV news was reporting live. New South Wales police confirmed to NBC News that people had been urged to leave or avoid the area.

    The Lindt chocolate shop is in Martin Place, a busy tourist, transportation and shopping district that is home to several major banks, including the Reserve Bank of Australia. At one point, a black flag resembling the ISIS standard was shown in the shop's window.


    Very bad. I pray for the hostages and their families.

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    Re: Islamist terrorist takes 13 hostages in Australia

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    BBC News - Sydney siege: Gunman takes hostages in Lindt cafe

    At least one gunman took 13 people hostage Monday at a chocolate shop in Sydney, Australia, local TV news was reporting live. New South Wales police confirmed to NBC News that people had been urged to leave or avoid the area.

    The Lindt chocolate shop is in Martin Place, a busy tourist, transportation and shopping district that is home to several major banks, including the Reserve Bank of Australia. At one point, a black flag resembling the ISIS standard was shown in the shop's window.


    Very bad. I pray for the hostages and their families.
    May God help them.

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    Re: Islamist terrorist takes 13 hostages in Australia

    Details are still very sketchy. Lots of hostages are involved, we still don't know how many. The information we have about the gunman has not been confirmed. He appears to be middleaged with a black headband with white writing on it. He states that he has explosives strategically placed around the CBD.

    It's a very serious and distressing situation.

    Live feed is here.

    BREAKING NEWS: Hostages pressed against window in Sydney cafe - 9news.com.au
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    Re: Islamist terrorist takes 13 hostages in Australia

    I hope this ends with everyone ok...
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    Re: Islamist terrorist takes 13 hostages in Australia

    Latest Reuters breaking news headline: "Breaking News: Lindt Australia CEO says about 10 staff working at Sydney siege cafe, probably 30 customers: Sky Business"

    This is a bad situation. I have confidence in the Australian law enforcement and other security personnel at the scene. Hopefully, all of the hostages will be soon be free and unharmed. My thoughts are with the Australian people in this difficult situation.

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    Re: Islamist terrorist takes 13 hostages in Australia

    From BBC coverage:

    04:10: The Grand Mufti of Australia has issued a statement in which he condemns the siege in Martin Place.

    "The Grand Mufti and the Australian National Imams Council condemn this criminal act unequivocally and reiterate that such actions are denounced in part and in whole in Islam.

    "His Eminence the Grand Mufti, the Australian National Imams Council and the Muslim community express their full support and solidarity with their victims and their families and aspire to a peaceful resolve to this calamity."


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    Re: Islamist terrorist takes 13 hostages in Australia

    Conservatives are at it again.

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    Re: Islamist terrorist takes 13 hostages in Australia

    Are you trying to be funny here?

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    Re: Islamist terrorist takes 13 hostages in Australia

    I have said it before, governments should NEVER negotiate with terrorists. And publicly state that.

    Stall for time to get an attacking force into position and go.

    Sure, some hostages might die that way. But terrorists will think twice in the future knowing that your government will never give into them and WILL kill them.

    Would probably save many potential hostages lives down the road.

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