“Lindt cafe guman Man Haron Monis given refugee status after fooling the Australian government into believing that he was working as an Iranian spy,” by Louise Cheer, Lillian Radulova and John Carney, Daily Mail, January 5, 2015 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
Man Haron Monis, the gunman responsible for the Lindt cafe siege, fooled the Australia government into granting him refugee status.
The Islamic extremist claimed he was an Iranian spy and that his life would be in danger if he was sent home.
Monis approached the government in 1997 with a signed letter on an Amnesty International letterhead, which lobbied Department of Immigration on his behalf, the Daily Telegraph reported.
‘Mohamed Hassan Manteghi’s status as a cleric, his involvement with the Ministry of Intelligence, and his connections with high level individuals are relevant considerations which add objective weight to his fear of persecution, and to his fear of being targeted by the authorities outside Iran,’ reads the supposed letter from Amnesty International.
It has been revealed that Monis was given an Australian permanent protection visa without much investigation, after Amnesty International purportedly lobbied the Immigration Department on his behalf.
The revelation comes after tapes of the man responsible for the Martin Place terror plot delivering religious rants, saying ‘Society should behave in an Islamic manner’, were unearthed.
In 2009, the self-styled sheik – five years before he carried out the 16-hour attack where he held 18 people hostage in Martin Place’s Lindt Cafe in Sydney’s CBD last month – imparted his extremist views to a crowd inside a prayer hall in the city’s western suburbs. …