New Zealand PM confirms Sri Lankan man killed after he stabbed multiple people

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed today that a Sri Lankan man was shot dead after he stabbed six people at an Auckland supermarket.

The Prime Minister said that he was under surveillance before the incident today.

“What happened today was despicable, it was hateful, it was wrong,” she said on Friday according to Al Jazeera, describing the attacker as a Sri Lankan national who arrived in New Zealand in 2011.

The man was killed within 60 seconds after the beginning the attack, she said, adding that he had been inspired by the ISIL (ISIS) armed group.

“It was hateful, it was wrong. It was carried out by an individual, not a faith,” Ardern said. “He alone carries the responsibility for these acts.”

A video posted on social media showed shoppers in the New Lynn supermarket shortly after the attacker struck.

“There’s someone here with a knife … he’s got a knife,” a woman is heard saying. “Somebody got stabbed.”

Of the wounded people, three were in critical condition, one in serious condition and another in moderate condition, the St John ambulance service said in a statement to the Reuters news agency.

Witnesses told reporters outside the mall that they had seen several people lying on the floor with stab wounds. Others said they heard gunshots as they ran out of the supermarket.

Videos posted online earlier showed panicked shoppers running out of the mall and looking for cover.

New Zealand has been on alert for attacks since a white supremacist gunman killed 51 people at two mosques in the city of Christchurch on March 15, 2019. (Colombo Gazette)

3 COMMENTS

  1. When will people finally realise that the Muslim religion is an anathema to peaceful coexistence with other denominations. To keep denying it, is to guarantee a repeat of these terrorist acts.

    The muslims don’t want to assimilate or integrate with other communities. Yet, the West constantly makes the folly of accepting these social and cultural misfits into their communities. It is pure self destructive stupidity !

    • In 2019, a white Australian killed more than 50 peace-loving people inside the mosques in New Zealand. He was not a Muslim.

      Before the Second World War, Islam was a peaceful religion, until the CIA created Islamic radicals to defeat Russia. The root cause was the West, plus foolish Indians. If Indians didn’t kill Gandhi and had a reasonable post-independence strategy, the CIA would not have created terrorism in South Asia. In the coming days, Indians will reap the reward for killing Gandhi and allowing the CIA to create terrorism in South Asia. Never trust the people who do not live in their own country; if you do, you are done.

  2. The “white Australian” took it upon himself to articulate by action a tangible response to Christian helplessness. His Jihad has cost him his freedom for life. But it sent a message to Muslims worldwide that Christians would no longer be their “punching bag”.

    Apparently it was a message that had the effect of “water off a ducks back,” given the subsequent Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka.

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