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New anti-terror laws proposed after NZ attack

By: Yasmeen Duwaji, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint

The ISIS-affiliated terrorist who stabbed at least five people in a New Zealand supermarket on Saturday has been named as 

According to the New Zealand Herald, Ahamed Aathil Mohamed Samsudeen, a Kiwi-hating 32-year-old refugee who reportedly listened to songs about “drinking the blood of disbelievers”.  and was under 24-hour police surveillance after being released from prison two months prior to the attack.

According to the New Zealand Herald, Ahamed Aathil Mohamed Samsudeen, who was born in Sri Lanka, landed on the island country in 2011 and was given refugee status two years later as a member of the Tamils, a minority group oppressed in Sri Lanka.

A psychologist who evaluated him while examining his asylum claims characterized him as a “very troubled and damaged young man,” according to the Canterbury Star News. Officials think he was indoctrinated by online ISIS propaganda and posted support for ISIS while ranting about his disdain for his adoptive nation, placing him on a terror watch list in 2016.

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