WorldViews: The Sydney showdown and Australia’s debate over immigration and asylum

By Ishaan Tharoor, December 16, 2014

The man behind the deadly 16-hour hostage standoff in Sydney arrived in Australia as a refugee in 1996, seeking asylum from the Iranian regime. In the years since, Man Haron Monis became a self-styled cleric and fell afoul of the law on multiple occasions. He was out on bail after being charged last year as an accessory to the murder of his wife.Read full article >>