Sydney In Mourning After Terror Attack


I’m not a journalist, and the story has been widely covered in the media. So I’m not going to go over the details of the terror attack in Sydney, Australia.

A friend from Sydney sent me some photos which reflect the feeling in Sydney at the moment, I’m posting to share with our readers.

All of us at DonCharisma.org would like to wish our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victims in Sydney.

I absolutely condemn the murder of unprepared and unarmed men, women and children, there’s not much I find more abhorrent. Only men (or women) who are cowards with extreme pettiness in their hearts would behave like this. Real men fight like men against worthy prepared and armed adversaries.

To call such actions ‘holy war’ is a total violation of anything holy. There’s nothing ‘holy’ about cowards murdering defenceless men, women and children. Never has been never will be.

I was in London when the London bombings happened quite a few years ago now. It was a very frightening time for ordinary people, we just didn’t know what was coming next. In the end the government and police handled it, and new laws and tighter security measures were put in place, which have meant that it hasn’t happened since. So my hope for Australia is that this will be a catalyst in making their country a safer place for ordinary, unarmed men, women and children.

So a little commentary from my perspective. I’ll leave you with the photos from Sydney, a city in mourning after terror attack that has shocked people globally.

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(Taken 6pm 16 Dec 2014 in Martin Place Sydney near Lindt Cafe.)

All photos (c) DonCharisma.org – all rights reserved.

Cheers

Don Charisma

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55 thoughts on “Sydney In Mourning After Terror Attack

  1. I guess you already know i Born & raised in Melbourne, though now temporarily in Europe(Cyprus), on the other side of the Border 70 miles is Isil, I am so Disappointed that a person can live in Vein, Inconsiderate towards others who are living for the reason of Love, but to only ‘Not give a Damn’ for whatever the reason may be.. Laws should be known as Changed to Immediate Death row, although people would say, to kill another is just as ‘Guilty’, whatever country you come from, though people such as, need to be put out of harms way.. Now..
    Without War, we have next biggest destruction man cannot control – ‘Mother Nature’, She’s On her way in the coming Years to return the Inevitable.. I have had in my previous Blogs, made a similar video, concerning the well being of Humanity, & Most of all the Children being Us & After us – ‘The Future’ – ‘We are the World’.. I also added a piece of 9/11, because i’m Aussie who has lived a whole Lifetime in a country where all race live – Life, Love, Opportunity to All, except ‘Terrorist’.

    We Australians, should be Very Proud you have Concerned yourself, with Quality Presented Awareness of a Blog, Lot’s of Gratitude from Me – ‘Well Done’..
    I have Reblogged..

  2. I’m from the States and, unfortunately, we’ve been overcome with singular attacks by sociopathic, demented individuals. Schools, offices, homes… It’s awful. To watch our friends in Sydney go through this was just awful. I absolutely love, though, how everyone there has shown love and unity towards the victims. I pray that they heal as best as possible with the support of their community. ❤️

  3. And this was followed by a massacre in a school in Pakistan which left me in tears. What is this world we live in when children are not even safe in school and where you can’t go for a quiet cup of coffee before work? This is the world my children are growing up in and I’m afraid they will find it “normal” by the time they reach adulthood.

  4. May their souls R. I. P. It’s so unfortunate that we must feel unsafe from cowardly beings, and lose loved ones, in a unwarranted circumstances. It’s so hurting. We wake up to terrorist massacres almost each day over here in Kenya.

    1. Kenya is the place I visit in my dreams. Your country is amazing and your people resilient. The consistent attacks against innocent Kenyans is disgusting. My thoughts are with you.
      kuwa salama rafiki yangu

      1. Awe! That’s kind of you Stacey. Indeed, Kenya is a nice place and we grew up when it was a model – peace country. Things took a turn in 1998, when the American Embassy was bombed. This saw sporadic terrorist attacks all over the country and the birth of Al-Shabaab – Somalia based terrorist group. Innocent civilians losing their lives over nothing. But I do believe this battle will be won. Asante sana rafiki, karibu Kenya.

  5. The point of a terror attack is just that-to cause terror.
    This attack did the opposite.
    You would think an individual who has lived in the Australian society as long as what the perpetrator did would know that in times of adversity, us Aussies pull together.
    This was never going to have the desired effect.
    It was simply a desperate attempt but a deluded individual.

  6. Reblogged this on Dogs, Children, and life in a green house. and commented:
    I remember the terrorist attacks on 9/11/01. I was not in New York but, I was in a government building that went on lockdown. Unable to leave or contact my family members I too was very frightened. I had friends/family members working in the Baltimore, DC, and Virginia area. Some were government workers, some first responders, and others were police officers. Desperate to find out what was happening, I watched a news broadcast from the building I was in. On live television, I watched a plane fly into one of the twin towers. I witnessed innocent people jump to their deaths so they would not burn in the flames. A decision that I can not fathom. Then, in horror I saw the buildings come down. Someone I know was there at the Pentagon and watched a plane descend right into the side of that building. My son was exactly 2 months old. I remember thinking what was his life going to be like coming up in such a hateful world. I went to New York and saw for myself the site where the towers fell. I thought I could handle it. Needless to say a serious breakdown is what I had there. There are no words to describe what I saw there.
    My thoughts go out to everyone in Sydney. I hope that the hostages, the injured, the bystanders, the family members of the slain, and all of those who saw things that will never be erased from their memory can at some point heal. Sadly, life will never be the same for any of them. As I sit here writing this I cry for them.
    I am so sorry to everyone that we must continue to experience these horrors. In such an advanced world with so many freedoms, there are many who want to take these freedoms away. People persevere in the face of opposition and the terrorists hate that. They will continue to cause heartache but they will never break our spirit.

  7. Great pics Don – I work just round the corner and am loving the community feeling that all of Sydney has at the moment! Everyone is being super friendly to one another and coming together to remember the bravest of people!

  8. I remember the terrorist attacks on 9/11/01. I was not in New York but, I was in a government building that went on lockdown. Unable to leave or contact my family members I too was very frightened. I had friends/family members working in the Baltimore, DC, and Virginia area. Some were government workers, some first responders, and others were police officers. Desperate to find out what was happening, I watched a news broadcast from the building I was in. On live television, I watched a plane fly into one of the twin towers. I witnessed innocent people jump to their deaths so they would not burn in the flames. A decision that I can not fathom. Then, in horror I saw the buildings come down. Someone I know was there at the Pentagon and watched a plane descend right into the side of that building. My son was exactly 2 months old. I remember thinking what was his life going to be like coming up in such a hateful world. I went to New York and saw for myself the site where the towers fell. I thought I could handle it. Needless to say a serious breakdown is what I had there. There are no words to describe what I saw there.
    My thoughts go out to everyone in Sydney. I hope that the hostages, the injured, the bystanders, the family members of the slain, and all of those who saw things that will never be erased from their memory can at some point heal. Sadly, life will never be the same for any of them. As I sit here writing this I cry for them.
    I am so sorry to everyone that we must continue to experience these horrors. In such an advanced world with so many freedoms, there are many who want to take these freedoms away. People persevere in the face of opposition and the terrorists hate that. They will continue to cause heartache but they will never break our spirit.

    1. Well said Stacy. People who want to inflict terror need only pity (not compassion), and not to be feared. If we do not fear then the “bullies” have not achieved what they set out to.

      Bullies never prosper in the long run, and they are to be stood up to.

  9. Thank you for these pictures, Don. I have a terrible feeling that we are going to see a lot of this evil in the coming months and years, as our way of life is threatened by the maniacal “religion” of these terrorists. We need to be strong. My heart goes out to all the victims of this violence and their families.

      1. Well there is much to be said about the handling of it all by the government but I believe that although they are taking a hard line many Australians disagree with it. But I am not going to talk politics because I always get into trouble with it. lol

      2. Religion and politics I tend to avoid for similar reasons Suz … the government are the only ones with the power to do anything about it … they are however swayed by public opinion, so it’s good to hear of solidarity amongst the people in the face of nutjobs like this 😀

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