‘He says an eye for an eye. If someone else runs, someone dies’: Hostage reveals terrifying demands made by ‘fake Sheik’ fanatic and how he flew into a rage when brave hostages escaped

An escaped hostage

Hostages caught in Sydney’s 17-hour terror siege have revealed how some of them managed to escape when the gunman’s back was turned.

Before the siege in Sydney’s Martin Place came to a dramatic end, the world watched as individuals and small groups emerged from the premises with terror in their eyes.

At first it was thought the self-styled sheikh Man Haron Monis had released them, but it was later confirmed that they fled when he dropped his guard…

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Had only one righteous and courageous Australian beaten him to a pulp with a cricket bat while he was sending those letters and street-preaching jihad.

    “Just Do It!™”

  • ontario john

    But please remember, as the politicians and media keep telling us today, “It has nothing to do with islam”.

  • Thank God none of these hostages were armed. Otherwise, bad stuff might have happened.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      No kidding!
      One of the victims might have gone all “cowboy” and defended themselves, and then where would they be?
      Well… other than alive.

      • How is this not the only possible response?

        (And yes, it’s a movie. I get that the scene is, you know, cinema. Fuck off. I’d rather have a gun and take my chances):


        • Drunk_by_Noon

          There is something quintessentially American about his delivery of that line.
          I just can’t imagine Michael Cain or Hugh Grant saying that correctly.


          • “Make my day.” This is from, what, the third Dirty Harry film?

            The “Do you feel lucky?” spiel is done twice in the first movie. The first (famous) time is actually almost playful.

            Make my day is just downright vicious. It’s so concise.

            You won’t make my week – you’re not worth that – but killing you might just satisfy me for a day. Punk.

            I suppose it is “quintessentially American”, but I wish to God more Americans were quintessentially yadda yadda.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Once you get away from NYC and the East Coast, and the West Coast, and Florida – many are.
            Drop by any small town in AZ, or any open-carry friendly state, and marvel at the mom in the grocery store with a Colt Python strapped to her hip.
            That America is still alive, it just doesn’t get very much airplay.

          • I agree with Kate McMillan over at Small Dead Animals: North America (probably not including Mexico) is best understood vertically rather than horizontally. In other words, California and Washington State are like British Columbia, Maine is like the Maritimes, Texas is like Alberta etc.

            BTW I can imagine Michael Caine delivering the line. “‘Ello, son. D’you feel lucky? I asked you a question, mate. Do you feel lucky?” I’m gifted that way.


          • Drunk_by_Noon

            That is a very disturbing video!

  • He was wanted in Iran on a $200,000 fraud case.

    • Frau Katze

      In other words, A wonderful candidate for Australian citizenship.

      • Had he stayed in Iran he coulda become the president. LOL

        • Frau Katze

          He sounds pretty crazy, but that didn’t stop Ahmadinejad.

  • The Goat

    Maybe a sexy goat walked by and he stopped paying attention.

  • chayisun

    Oh, so now this thug is….I mean was…. a “fake” imam. Next thing you know he’ll be reported as a fake muslim. Really, he was Lutheran. Also, now the Islamic community, the cancer they are, will be going in overdrive to distance themselves from this and pull out the “oh pity us, always picked upon” card.

    Not a very good hostage taker, by the way….

    • Frau Katze

      He admits to being a Shiite who converted to become Sunni (Allah be braised).

  • The Goat
    • Frau Katze

      I’ve got a backlash article in the queue. They started to appear even before the 16-hour hostage taking was over.

      I think must have stock ones. Just change a few dates and names and you’re set.

  • Bataviawillem

    I am pretty shure we will find out in the coming day’s that he had more than 1 wife 5 to 6 children and was on welfare.

    • Frau Katze

      He was out on bail in a murder case (ex-wife).

  • ontario john

    Its reported that he was out on bail for killing his wife. How the hell do you get bail on a charge of killing your wife. Oh I forgot its part of islamic culture so we have to make allowances. But not all muslims and islamic nations are savages. That heart and soul of islam, saudi arabia announced today that in a state of moderation it only hacked off the arm of a convicted thief.

  • Petr

    We had a Catholic cleric (Templeton prize winner, all around moralist, philosopher and a possible candidate for the next president) Halik say just yesterday before the incident, that our country has a moral obligation to accept Syrian refugees and called muslims his brothers.
    He will never win an election in this country, ever. We may not be the best of nations, but we are not too stupid to learn from the mistakes of others.

    • Frau Katze

      Watch Western Europe, the US, Canada and Australia for what NOT to do.

  • Barrington Minge

    Partially sucessful outcome – he’s dead.

    • Frau Katze

      Thank heavens for that.