Sydney siege suspect once sent hate letters to families of dead soldiers

Islamic preacher Man Haron Monis sent offensive letters to widows and parents of Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan. Picture: Ross Schultz Source: The Australian

The suspect killed in the hostage-taking at a café in Sydney, Australia has been identified as Man Haron Monis, an Iranian refugee and self-styled sheik who once sent hate letters to the families of dead Australian soldiers.

Monis, 50, pleaded guilty in August 2013 to 12 counts of using the Australian postal service in a menacing, harassing or offensive way. His partner, a woman named Amirah Droudis, also pleaded guilty to identical charges. Monis was sentenced to 300 hours of community service and released on a good behaviour bond.

Monis and Droudis sent letters to the families of Australian soldiers within days of their deaths between 2007 and 2009. The letters reportedly told families that their dead loved ones were child-murderers, and that they were going to hell.

Monis fought the letter-writing charges for years through a number of high court challenges and appeals. He also occasionally appeared at the courthouse wearing chains, and once chained himself to a railing and waved a tiny Australian flag, according to reports…

For a report written at the time, see Justices split on gender lines over tenor of cleric’s letters March 15, 2013: The three male justices decided that the Constitution’s implied freedom of political communication prevented the commonwealth parliament from making it a crime to send highly offensive material through the post.

The three female justices determined that the parliament could legislate to prevent highly offensive material being communicated in that way.

The case in question was Monis v The Queen, which was decided on February 27. Man Haron Monis is an Islamic preacher. He sent a series of letters to the widows and parents of Australian soldiers killed in Afghanistan…

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Can everyone in Australia send hate mail to his widow now?
    Oh yeah, that’s right, they can’t, he honor-killed her a while back.

    • David Murrell

      Shows that the Aussie criminal and immigration systems are as bad as they are here, if they could not prosecute this Islamo-Nazi properly. If they would have jailed the Nazi, none of this would have happened.

      • Frau Katze

        It’s appalling. They let these creeps get away with anything. But the pushback from the leftists is so strong it cannot be overcome.

      • Gary

        The CBC still doesn’t Know the motives behind Jian abusing White non-muslim women , being a muslim of Iran background and the quranic/Sharia misogyny doesn’t seem to get the attention of the Brain-dead dolts in the Boardroom.
        One real problem in Canada is the pro-jihad islamic groups like CAIR that goes on the CBC to pretend to denounce armed jihad but issues a Guide to muslim that coaches them to NOT help the RCMP or CSIS. Maher Arar was coached by Sheema Khan to not talk to the RCMP , he fled to Tunisia to live with pro-hamas relatives . CAIR was found to be funding Hamas in the 2008 Holy land FBI trial , but the CBC has yet to call back Sheema Khan to tell us why she didn’t admit her CAIR supported Terrorism.

  • winniec

    Hate mail from the ‘religion of peace’? He must have believed that Islam commands Muslims to terrorize the disbelivers…”Turhibunna” (terrorize them) -Koran 8.60 But how did an ‘accessory to murder’ remain on the street? The judges have a responsibility to protect the public from dangerous, homicidal criminals like this guy. The judges failed.

    Australians should immediately begin a debate on immigration.

    • Ottawa Eyes

      Bad man.
      Good muzzie.

    • ntt1

      as should we all..

    • dingo ate my baby

      the judge should be guilty of murder

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      “Australians should immediately begin a debate on immigration.”

      I wished they would treat Muslim immigrants like they treated guns after the Port Arthur massacre.
      We are all less free and less safe because these people are in our societies.

  • JoKeR

    Sorry this is unrelated but I need your help on getting my money back.

    I kept on getting spam about Stop The Whining Noise In Your Ears.

    I finally opened one and sent in the money but I can still hear all that noise from the local minaret 5 times a day!

    Don’t trust spam emails!

    • Frau Katze

      It’s the minaret, not your ears, LOL

  • Martin B

    Man Haron Monis was welcomed into Australia as a refugee from Iran in 1996.

    More refugees please Mr. Government.

  • ontario john

    Another immigration success story. Can’t wait until the UN sends all those muslims from Syria here.

  • loulou

    Australian media suggest we befriend a Muslim today.


    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Don’t they know that there are not enough Kevlar vests to befriend all of the Muslims safely?

  • loulou

    This is our 9/11

    Islamic religion.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Going by population count, a comparative “Australian 9/11” would leave about 210 Australians dead.

      No, an Australian 9/11 would be every mass murder your country has ever had since 1900, multiplied by 2 and then rolled into one moment of one day.
      That’s what an Australian 9/11 would feel like.

      • Frau Katze

        Jihadis seem to have given on 9/11 style stuff. Too expensive. They can almost the same panic by a series of low-fatality attacks. It freaks people out, because they don’t when or where to expect it.

        All the same, 9/11 was a massive atrocity….but even there the apologists were out in force. This is what shocked me enough to seriously question “the left.”

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          Actually 9/11 wasn’t that expensive, but al Qaeda doesn’t have the logistics and organization they once had after we started blowing up their camps, overthrowing their host governments, and killing off their leaders.
          Contrary to what “the left” maintained that we would only “create more martyrs” if we fought them.
          Yes, the left is very dangerous.

          • Frau Katze

            The fight against al Qaeda certainly seems to have stopped the attacks like 9/11. As you say, they can’t plan in peace anymore.

  • loulou

    Canada, enjoy your religious take over.

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  • Barrington Minge

    Only the truely twisted behave like this. But at least he won’t be writing any more such shit.