‘Don’t treat terrorists as monsters’: Lindt Café siege survivor’s message to terror experts

On December 15, 2014, Louisa Hope was shot in the Lindt Café terrorist attack in Melbourne. She spoke to 500 anti-terrorism experts at the International Counter Terrorism Forum, reports Brett McLeod of 9 News Australia.

“So often we make people like that [terrorists] out to be a monster. If we choose to paint them like that it’s beyond our capacity to understand, and until we understand, we’re trapped,” she said. She urged participants to concentrate on terrorists’ motives in order to prevent attacks.

The International Counter Terrorism Forum is a three-day conference for members of the “Five Eyes partners” – Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

This entry was posted in General. Bookmark the permalink.
  • One World Observatory

    Learn more about the One World Observatory complimentary ticket program.

  • Categories

  • From the Newsletter

  • Upcoming Events

    1. Brick paver fundraiser to build a fountain at the Middletown World Trade Center Memorial Garden

      February 11 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
    2. Remember those who have died of COVID-19

      March 4 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 5:00 pm
    3. Sign up to read names at FDNY 343 Memorial Club September 11th Memorial Ceremony, Summerfield, FL

      March 17 @ 8:00 am - July 1 @ 5:00 pm
    4. Fight Sarcoidosis with Virtual Steps for Sarc

      April 1 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm
    5. Arlington Historical Society 9/11 Essay Contest for Grades 8-12

      April 8 @ 8:00 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm