His next wife, who describes herself as a terrorist, is charged with the murder, and Monis was charged as an accessory. Khalik says: “He was abusing her, having her wear the hijab…” So here again we have an indication of how devout Man Haron Monis was in his observance of Islam.
“Ex-Wife Of Sydney Gunman Sought Refuge In Bay Area Before She Was Murdered,” CBS SFBayArea, December 16, 2014 (thanks to Twostellas):
HAYWARD (KPIX 5) — The ex-wife of the gunman who held people hostage in a Sydney, Australia restaurant for 16 hours this week sought refuge in the Bay Area from her abusive ex-husband before she was killed, the woman’s relatives told KPIX 5.
Mon Haron Monis, was facing charges of being an accessory to the murder of his ex-wife Noleen Pal, who had family in Hayward.
Ayyut Khalik, Pal’s godfather, told KPIX 5, “He was a scam artist, oh yeah. A liar, a scam artist.”
Khalik said that he never trusted Monis, but he was still shocked to learn that he was the gunman behind the siege in Sydney on Monday. Three people were killed, including Monis.
“I never thought he would do something like that, no,” he said.
Khalik met Monis in 2003 when he married Pal. He said that Monis was so abusive to his goddaughter that just over a year ago she came to stay at his home in Hayward, seeking refuge.
“He was abusing her, having her wear the hijab, did not want her to talk with anybody,” Khalik said.
Pal and Monis had two children together, so after a month, she returned to Australia. About six months later, she was stabbed multiple times and set on fire. Monis was accused of being an accessory to his ex-wife’s murder, but spent little time in jail.
“Two weeks later, he was out on bail. And you know if he would have still been in jail, this would not have happened,” Khalik said….