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Crime World Extra: The New Zealand Lone Wolf ISIS attacker radicalised in an armchair

Suicide bombing at Kabul airport raises fears that ISIS terror group is set to make a frightening comeback
Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

Nicola Tallant, Sunday World investigations editor

Nicola Tallant

A UN report released earlier this summer estimates that thousands of ISIS fighters have poured into Afghanistan where Taliban rule may once again provide a breeding ground for extremism. Already a suicide bombing at Kabul airport has raised fears that the terror group is set to make a frightening comeback.

But should we be more concerned about the events in New Zealand last week where a lone wolf ISIS-inspired attacker struck in a supermarket and armed with a knife lashed out at innocent shoppers injuring six, some critically?

Today, I’m talking to crime reporter Jared Savage of the New Zealand Herald about the events at the Lynn Mall shopping centre. He tells me about refugee, Ahamaed Samsudeen, who was radicalised in an armchair in his adopted country and who used New Zealand’s inadequate terrorist laws and media suppression orders to his favour.

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