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As Australia mourns siege victims, prime minister launches inquiry
As Australia mourns siege victims, prime minister launches inquiry

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott called Wednesday for an investigation to determine how self-proclaimed Muslim cleric Man Haron Monis, an Iranian immigrant with a long and volatile history, slipped through the cracks of the nation’s law enforcement system and was able to carry out a deadly siege in Sydney. “We do need to know why the perpetrator got permanent residency. We do need to know how he could have been on welfare for so many years,” Abbott said. “We do need to know why he seems to have fallen off our security agencies’ watch list back in about 2009.” Abbott said there was “incredulity” among members of his Cabinet’s...

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