Religiously motivated terrorism and psychological imbalance are not mutually exclusive. Viewing the tragedy in the Lindt Café as a ‘one-off’ by a ‘maddy’ is dangerous wishful thinking, writes Rachael Kohn.
Rachel Kohn, host of the ABC Radio National program The Spirit of Things is a regular participant at meetings of Religions for Peace NSW Branch. Rachael Kohn also recently chaired a panel at the recent Interfaith G20. Here, we bring you Rachel Kohn’s reflections from The Drum.
The hostage taking in the Lindt Café in Martin Place, Sydney, which resulted in three dead – two innocent victims and the perpetrator – has prompted observations that the lone gunman should be viewed as mad rather than bad.