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originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
a reply to: Walsh
Wait so because he is Shia he can't be Isis extremist?
How many times have we seen "moderate "Muslims abandon their moderate views in favor of more extreme ones?
How many times have people in the media and indeed people on this forum REPEATEDLY stated that Muslims are turning to extremism becUse of the west?
Now all the sudden this isn't the case? This couldn't be a possibility?
Who put the dividing line in place between who can and can't be considered ISIS terrorism?
How many people from the U.S. , UK, France and many others have left their country to take up the ISIS cause?
Why are they considered members of ISIS extremism but this guy is not?
The guy claimed ISIS. Wanted an ISIS flag and carried this out in their name.
Again the mental gymnastics to seperate this from what it CLEARLY is , is astounding!
No connection at all to ISIS .
A man holding hostages in a Sydney cafe on Monday has demanded that a flag of the Islamic State in the levant group, also known as Isis, be delivered to him and warned that four bombs have been planted around the city, a report said.
A major square in the heart of the Australian city is in lockdown with hundreds of armed police surrounding the Lindt chocolate cafe, where a flag - black with white Arabic writing - was held to a window by customers.
It appears to be the shahada, or profession of faith in Islam, and says: "There is no god but Allah; Mohammed is the Messenger of Allah."
The fact he then demanded an Isil flag sparked speculation that the gunman may have made a mistake in his initial choice of flag.
originally posted by: suz62
I think the OP is trying too hard to disassociate this person from ISIS and that makes the OP suspect.
What exactly is your agenda, Walsh?