China News Service, September 5, reported that after the terrorist attack in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, Prime Minister Ardern announced that new anti-terrorism legislation and legislation will be completed within this month, making planning and preparing for a terrorist attack a crime. behavior.

  [The man stabbed 7 people with a knife and was monitored by the police before]

  On the 3rd, an extremist entered a supermarket in Auckland, stabbed 7 people with a knife and was shot dead by the police on the spot. The 3 wounded were in critical condition.

The attacker was a 32-year-old Sri Lankan man who had been in jail for three years for a crime and was just released in July.

  Ardern said earlier that the attacker had an "Islamic State" (IS) ideology and was also a target of surveillance by the authorities, but according to New Zealand law, he could no longer be detained.

According to her, the man entered New Zealand on a student visa in 2011.

In 2016, he expressed support for violent extremist films and radical remarks on Facebook and was targeted by the police.

  In May 2017, he was arrested at Oakland Airport while attempting to travel to Syria.

After that, the police found prohibited publications and knives at his residence, and he was released on bail after being arrested.

In August 2018, the man went to jail for buying knives and weapons.

  After his release in July 2021, the police continued to monitor him, and people therefore questioned why the authorities failed to stop his attack in time.

  [Update the Anti-Terrorism Law!

Planning and preparing a terrorist attack will be classified as a crime]

  Counter-terrorism experts pointed out that the man had attempted to join a terrorist organization overseas, but the authorities were unable to prosecute him because "preparing to launch an attack" is not covered by New Zealand's current counter-terrorism laws, and it is time to fill this loophole.

  The new anti-terrorism law will expand the definition of terrorist attacks and make planning and preparing for terrorist attacks a crime.

  Ardern said at a press conference on the 4th: "I promise that we will complete this work once Congress resumes, that is, we will push the new law as soon as possible, and it will not be later than this month."

  The opposition New Zealand National Party has indicated that it will support the government's tightening of anti-terrorism laws.

  The supermarket group and other supermarket chains that were involved in the terrorist attack announced yesterday that they would temporarily remove all sharp knives from the shelves.

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