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?