Amazing story in NZ. Threat for years, Not deported, person known by the PM, and after he stabs people she’s “gutted”. What a choice of words
stabbed at least six people in a supermarket was a “violent extremist” known to the police, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said.
The man was shot and killed by police within 60 seconds of beginning his attack at a Countdown store in Auckland.
The man was a Sri Lankan national and had been living in New Zealand since 2011.
He had been known to multiple agencies since 2016, with Ms Ardern confirming she had been personally aware of the individual - adding that she was gutted to hear what had happened.
The man was not allowed to be kept in prison by law, she said.
Ms Ardern said any backlash against the Muslim community “would be wrong”, and said the attacker “is who is responsible, no one else”.
“What happened today was despicable, it was hateful, it was wrong. It was carried out by an individual, not a faith,” she added.
Sure, his faith doesn’t even matter ! He might as easily have been Buddhist !