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16 Dec, 2014

Australian Muslim groups condemn Sydney cafe siege | GulfNews.com

Sydney: More than 40 Australian Muslim groups on Monday jointly condemned a siege at a Sydney cafe, in which hostages were taken by an armed man and a black flag displayed.

“We reject any attempt to take the innocent life of any human being or to instill fear and terror into their hearts,” they said in a statement.

“Any such despicable act only serves to play into the agendas of those who seek to destroy the goodwill of the people of Australia and to further damage and ridicule the religion of Islam and Australian Muslims throughout this country,” it added.

“Our immediate thoughts go to the hostages and their loved ones. We pray for their safety and hope this matter is resolved quickly and peacefully.”

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