Amirah Droudis: Wife Of Sydney Cafe Gunman Posted Hate-Filled Videos Online, Praised 9/11

Nathan Francis - Author

Dec. 17 2014, Updated 11:19 a.m. ET

Amirah Droudis is the wife of the Sydney cafe gunman, and a series of hate-filled videos posted online shows that she harbors the same extremist views as her late husband.

The 35-year-old Droudis was spotted in public this week, just hours after her husband, Man Haron Monis, was killed by police after a 17-hour long standoff in which he held more than a dozen hostages. Two of the captives died during the siege.

Droudis was seen at the Campsie Police Station, where she was required to report under her bail conditions. She is accused of conspiring with her husband to murder his ex-wife, Noleen Hayson Pal, who was stabbed many times and set on fire in April 2013.

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Amirah Droudis herself appeared to share the radical beliefs of her husband. Four years before the killing of Noleen Hayson Pal, a woman identified as Droudis appeared in a series of YouTube videos, in which she said acts of terrorism were “God’s will.”

“I regret to say I am a terrorist. I admit and formally confess that for many years I have been a terrorist, but I’ll try not to be anymore,” said the woman in the video, whose face was mostly covered.

In another video, Droudis praised acts of terrorism committed by Muslim extremists.

“Yes, we are happy about the punishment of September 11. Yes, we are happy about the punishment in Bali. Yes, we are happy about the punishment of the Holocaust and any other punishment that God sends to us,” she said.

Monis himself was identified as a radical Muslim who sent hate-filled letters to families of dead Australian soldiers, calling the men “child killers.”

“We sat in our homes, reading these letters… This man accusing my husband of being a child killer,” said widow Bree Till, whose husband Brett was killed by a roadside bomb in 2009.

Monis also faced dozens of sexual assault charges in connection to work he did as a spiritual healer.

Amirah Droudis was granted bail under new Australian laws, with the condition that she report regularly to police, surrender her passport, and stay away from witnesses in her case.


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