Rita Panahi: Violent sequel to too-soft justice

THE Brighton siege was the perfect storm of permissive attitudes to Islamist sentiment, lenient sentencing, lax parole laws and victimhood culture.

Gunman Yacqub Khayre had proved himself to be a man capable of extreme violence and one who wished harm upon Australia and yet he was freed again and again until he died in a hail of bullets on Monday evening.

Why was this violent, radicalised thug free to kill an innocent man, take a woman hostage and shoot at police officers, injuring three, given his shameful history of violence and criminality?

  • Spatchcocked

    It’s like this see…..there are big horses and there are small horses…
    It’s really that simple.

  • Alain

    Start charging and arresting the judges who continue doing this. Better would be to cease trying them as simple domestic criminals in a civil court of law.

  • Dis

    The featured picture is that of Man Haron Monis, the Lindt Cafe siege murderer, and not Yacqub Khayre. With so many of these muslim killers around, though, confusion is understandable.