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originally posted by: ausername
a reply to: Walsh
The point is subjective, and open to interpretation, like much of Islamic scriptures.
Can't see it, can't help you.
originally posted by: Cruff
a reply to: ladyinwaiting
My wife's family are muslim and they are very upset about this too. Just hope this gets resolved soon and it's just some nutter acting alone rather than escalate into people getting killed!
Hmm... Cop cars blazing around my work now...it's been an interesting day....
I just found out that my cousin has managed to flee the area. She was there when this all occurred and had just been in the Lindt shop prior to it being taken over. It's scary not being able to contact people when this sort of thing occurs. She lives a short walk from these shops.
originally posted by: daaskapital
The Grand Mufti of Australia has condemned the hostage incident and the criminal(s) involved, saying that he and the Islamic councils stand firm with the community on the matter.
Live updates here:
Sydney radio host Ray Hadley claims he had three conversations with a terrified hostage inside the Sydney cafe where more than a dozen people are held prisoner by a gunman.
The 2GB talkback host - who has stayed on air all day in the wake of the catastrophe - told listeners he spoke to a young man off air and he told him some hostages have fallen ill.
'There are some people who are not well,' Hadley said. 'They've been in there for five hours. They're distraught.
'I can hear the person in the background issuing instructions. One person is quite ill [and) needs medical attention.'
Hadley said he was not in a position to accede to the hostage-taker's demands.
'There are requests being made I can't provide,' he said. 'I'm aware of the same sort of phone calls going to the ABC. They can't respond to them.
'The media can't play a role in negotiating with people purporting to be from Islamic State holding hostages in a cafe in Sydney.'
originally posted by: Shana91aus
a reply to: TRiPWiRE
Wow how scary for your cousin! And you! Considering she lives close by has she been told to evacuate from the area where her house is or just that area where the lindt cafe is? I keep reading conflicting stuff when it comes to the evacuation situation happening in the CBD.