Man Haron Monis: a fickle Ayatollah?
by Mary W Maxwell
On June 5, 2016, a friend in Europe sent me a very thorough report on the “gunman” of the Lindt Café siege. She had seen the item on a Belgrade-based website, “The Syncretic Report,” which is an intellectual group directed by Joaquin Flores.
The author is N Wahid Azal; his article is succinctly entitled “Cui Bono? Why 12-15 Was an Inside Job.” Granted, Aussies don’t call the day of the siege “12-15”; we don’t even call it 15-12, but what’s in a name? It means the siege.
Azal is an Islamic scholar (and an investigator into the occult, but that does not come into play here, much). I shall now outline, without embellishing, his report. He claims the Lindt Café affair was orchestrated, and that Man Haron Monis was a patsy.
That’s what I, too, thought from the moment it began. I have never attempted to research it, and so was delighted to find that excellent legwork has already been done.
The nub of it is that “Publicity Monis” – I mean the man whose background and behavior we thought we knew, thanks to the mass media — is not the “Real Monis.” But the real Monis (same guy, but with a different set of flaws) was well known to authorities in Australia and Iran. Shades of the FBI knowing Tamerlan Tsarnaev but pretending they didn’t.
Man Haron Monis was born in Iran in 1962, but his name then was Mohamad Hassan Manteghi Borujerdi. He won permanent Australian residence in 2001 and seems to have lived on a pension. He died at age 50 in the Lindt Café in Sydney’s CBD.
For this article I’m relaying the Cui Bono information of Azal. I have not done any of the research myself. I will first state, in one paragraph, what I take to be Azal’s theme:
Monis’s career in Australia looks like that of an ASIO or CIA asset who acts as a provocateur. After he arrived here, seeking asylum, Iran asked to have him sent back, to face charges of embezzlement. This naughtiness did not hinder his immigration prospects! The media set him up around 2000 as a good role model, a religious moderate. Then in 2007 media used a different approach, portraying him as a rude fool who had sent letters to families of deceased Diggers saying they had been “pigs.” In 2013, his female partner allegedly killed Monis’s ex-wife, and both he and the partner were charged but let out on bail. The very blackmailable Monis was then tasked with performing the 2014 siege.
The Muslims of Australia
Azal seems to know a lot about different groups in Australia and how they feel about this and that. (I have no way of checking on it, but he seems to make sense so I’m taking it home ‘on appro.’) Of course most Aussies know that some Muslims in Australia are against the western invasion of the Middle East – naturally — and that also there are religious divisions within the Muslim community.
When Monis was paraded around as a Shi’i cleric (at times, as an Ayatollah!) he was giving out a message that the rulers of Iran are bad. He accused Iran of oppression, and said they were keeping his wife under house arrest as punishment for his having fled to Australia. In other words, Monis was a hireling in the “demonize Iran” trade.
Next, he was vilified (or should we say advertised) as a bad Muslim who would do something so weird as write letters to military families saying their sons had sinned by killing Afghanis and Iraqis.
(Note: I myself think we are all sinning in that way, but to write to parents who had lost their dear son is really far out. I wonder who thought it up for Monis. Surely it was a professional!)
In Azal’s view, this letter-writing campaign put other Muslim leaders in Australia in a bind. They, of course, had stated their opposition to our invasions of the Middle East. But if they were to defend that particular protestor, Monis, they would associate themselves with the letter writing. Yet to condemn him publicly would be disloyal and upset Muslims.
Finally – “finally” meaning in his dying days – Monis claimed to be in favor of ISIS, the Islamic state. He tossed off his Shi’i faith and adopted Sunni Islam. He referred to the very dubious Abu Bakr Baghdadi as “the Commander of the Faithful.”
This was a brilliant move on ASIO’s part. Once Monis was associated with ISIS (“Gimme a flag”), the whole notion of naughty ISIS could be conjured up symbolically by an image of Monis at Martin Place. Which brings us to the question: how do sophisticated businessmen fall for this crap?
The Deep State Right Here in the Antipodes
The “Cui bono?” in the title of Azal’s article means: Who gained from having a hostage incident at the Lindt Café? Answer: the Deep State. Or has he also calls it, the plutocrats (pluto-cracy, rule by the wealthy).
Azal portrays the Deep State’s manipulation of Monis as having a very general goal. The desire is to show the immigrant community in Oz that they had better shut up. In short, the authorities wish to remove any challenge to Australian participation in wars.
It is interesting that they powers that be recognize both Muslims and immigrants generally as a source of challenge. In the United States I believe the FBI correctly recognizes that African-Americans are much more clued in to the behavior of the powerful than are “the whites” and so the FBI persecutes and inhibits “the blacks” every chance it gets.
Also, but I’m guessing here, since the plutocrats’ plan is to hit Iran soon, it will pay to have everyone despise Iran. “Oh that yucky Monis – he’s Iranian! Yu–uck.” Oh, and wait a minute, aren’t the Iranians tied with the Russians who caused the MH17 plane crash? “Oh super-yuck!”
Did the Deep State Murder Monis’s ex-wife?
Now to the fact that Monis’s wife Noleen Hayson Pal was found stabbed to death in a stairwell in 2013. Azal hypothesizes that ASIO did the murder. I must say I doubt that your basic disgruntled hubby could do it as it involved setting the corpse alight – something not easy to achieve in a stairwell.
Azal also hints that Monis’s partner Amirah Droudis was a honeypot, a trap set for him by the coverts. She was in on the letter-writing campaign to parents of Diggers. It is she who is the accused killer in the stairwell episode – Monis was only an accessory. Her trial is supposed to start in August 2016. She has asked for it to be judge only, no jury.
Back to the Lindt Inquest
What has Azal told us that can be of use in today’s inquest into the deaths of Tori Johnson and Katina Dawson (or for that matter the death of Monis himself)? Mainly that it all looks like a set-up, a Podstava Down Under.
Where is Azal’s proof? He does not have proof. But that shouldn’t mean that all the patterns he has notes are to be ignored.
Presumptions about the Manipulation of Monis
The style Azal uses consists of showing that normal practice was not followed. For example, he demonstrates (if he is telling the truth) that the Australian authorities knew of Monis’ bad history and yet accepted him for permanent residence.
- that he had mental health issues, as this was the basis for his being expelled from a Masters degree in Tehran.
- that Iran desired his extradition home to face charges of embezzling US $200,000 from a travel agency that he had set up
- that Interpol had an alert for his arrest
- that he had never studied Islam at a seminary so was probably not a cleric as claimed (and had never composed a major jurisprudential treatise and so was defo not an Ayatollah).
- that his first wife was not under house arrest in Iran.
If it were you applying for permanent residence in Oz you would expect any of those things to cause the door to swing shut, wouldn’t you?
Azal also makes the presumption — and Gumshoe’s editor will gladly jump on this bandwagon – that the ABC was used to promote one of the Deep State’s publicity stunts. The ABC said, in February 2001 (when Monis was still in his golden-boy days):
“People in Sydney walking past the State Parliament buildings on Macquarie Street in recent weeks might have noticed a tall Muslim cleric who has taken up residence in a tent on the footpath outside. [!] He is Ayatollah Manteghi Boroujerdi, a liberal cleric who fled Iran four years ago after being very critical of the Iranian regime. Ayatollah Boroujerdi’s wife and two daughters are now under house arrest in Iran, and he’s hoping the Howard government will put pressure on the regime there to let his family join him here in Australia.”
As I said, we should engage in making rebuttable presumptions, rather than be held back by our lack of proof. Azal thinks that the “do-nothingness” of government (his term) is a reliable indicator that something rotten is happening in Denmark.
I say if the Oz government knew of his embezzling and still welcomed him we can PRESUME they meant to use him for covert work. As Jahar Tsarnev’s schoolmates in Boston found out the hard way, the FBI can trick you into performing a crime and then they’ve got you. You’ll be liable to deportation or imprisonment (or in Ibraghim Todashev’s case, killed) if you don’t play ball.
This is disgusting isn’t it? Come on, we don’t have to put up with the old British specialty of divide-and-rule.
Bostonians should have cracked down on the misuse of immigrants (weren’t all Bostonians immigrants at one time?) and Aussies should get angry about “Your ABC” stirring up conflict. Not to mention get angry at the deaths that occurred right there in Sydney’s CBD. I am sure we can face up to this.
It was mentioned earlier that the Azal piece was published in Belgrade, and that a European friend sent it to me. That friend is Montse Alarcón Flix, whom I met over a cup of Jahar coffee, in other words, here at Gumshoe, wrestling with that particular false flag.
As we’re all struggling to hold off the threatened dictatorship, we may as well appeal to unity. The Deep State knows that it pays to appeal to divisiveness and hate – hate being a very fun emotion. But what if they had to contend with folks doing the opposite! What if folks got into a community feel-good mode?
Gee, that would be rough.
- Mary W Maxwell is writing a several-part series on the Lindt Inquest. If you wish to contribute data, please contact her at maryWmaxwell.com.
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