On Friday, September 3rd, a 32-year-old Sri Lankan national, Ahamed Aathil Mohamed Samsudeen, inspired by the Islamic State, stabbed six people in a New Zealand supermarket before police shot him dead. The refugee was living at the Glen Eden mosque under court-ordered supervision at the time of the attack.
The “refugee” who arrived in New Zealand in 2011 from Sri Lanka on a student visa has been known to security forces since 2016. He was arrested in 2017 and again in 2018 for terrorist activity. He was placed in pre-trial detention in 2018 until his release in May 2021. However, despite the migrant’s previous arrests, being deemed a threat to New Zealanders, attempts to join ISIS, and warnings from experts that an attack was imminent, the left-wing courts and government refused to deport or further jail this terrorist. Instead, the courts let the dangerous terrorist free and ordered police to supervise him instead.
Even with plain-clothes officers monitoring the terrorist, he could still enter a grocery store, grab a knife from a display case and stab at least 6 people. Witnesses said the Muslim shouted “Allahu Akbar” during his stabbing rampage.
The phrase “Allahu Akbar” actually means that “Allah is greater” than any other god. When recited, it empowers Muslims, making them feel superior to the rest of mankind. “Allahu Akbar” has, in fact, been a jihadist tool since the early years of Islam.
When it is shouted publicly as an expression of rage, however, particularly during an attack on others, it is intended to intimidate or threaten; its purpose is to emphasize that the assault is being committed on behalf of Allah — submitting to his command to kill enemies — and in the expectation of the reward of eternal paradise.Gatestone
Police responded within minutes of the stabbings and can be heard discharging their weapons to stop the Islamic migrant. The terrorist remained unnamed until today, despite prior terror-related arrests in 2017 and 2018 and three years in prison:
Police Commissioner Andrew Coster said nothing was unusual about the man’s actions before the attack, and he appeared to shop normally. However, he added that the police had kept their distance because the man had a “high level of paranoia” regarding his surveillance, and it took more than two minutes to reach and shoot him after he started frantically stabbing customers.“
Previous Charges and Police Investigations
Police first started investigated Ahamed Aathil Mohamed Samsudeen in March 2016 when he shared videos and pictures of graphic war-related violence and comments advocating violent extremism. He also posted comments in support of Islamic terrorists involved in other attacks.
According to New Zealand media outlet Stuff, “he was formally warned by police in April and May 2016, and he apologized and closed down his social media account.” However, he reactivated his account in July, and in October 2016, police were again alerted to his postings of extreme and violent materials.
The migrant was first arrested in 2017 after police became concerned about his Islamic terrorist activity. The police arrested him at the airport “after telling a person at an Auckland mosque he wanted to go to Syria ‘to fight for Isis.” At the time of his arrest, he had a one-way ticket to Singapore.
When police searched his home, they found a large hunting knife under a mattress and more “fundamentalist material.” There was also a photograph of the man posing with a firearm and links saved on his computer to where firearms, crossbows, and other military equipment could be bought online.
Police also discovered terrorist-related internet activity, and he was eventually charged with several offenses relating to distributing objectionable material and was held in custody.
He admitted the charges of possessing restricted material and was subsequently bailed before being re-arrested on the current Terrorist charges.
In July and August 2018, the migrant repeatedly accessed “violent” Isis propaganda online before buying a knife. As a result, the court charged the Muslim migrant with possessing objectionable publications, possessing a knife without lawful authority, and failing to comply with a search.
On the repeat offender’s first day out on bail, he searched the internet for camouflage trousers, his own name, news stories about his case, and “Isis allegiance.” The police also discovered that he bought a new knife and a throwing star.
At this point, the Crown tried to charge the man under the Terrorism Suppression Act for “planning or otherwise preparing to cause the death of or serious bodily injury to one or more persons.” However, New Zealand’s High Court ruled that preparing for a terrorist attack was not an offense under the country’s anti-terrorism laws.
The migrant remained in prison for three years, awaiting his trial in May 2021. While in detention, he was further charged with assaulting guards.
The migrant, a member of a mosque in Auckland, had been arrested for watching repeated videos of decapitations, murders of children and civilians, burnings, and instructions on killing non-Muslims. Even on the morning of his arrest, he was still accessing Islamic terrorist videos.
The “how to kill non-Muslims” video watched by the migrant shows a prisoner having their throat and wrists cut and a “non-believer” running with an explosive device strapped to him before it explodes. Another video provides instructions on “How to attack kuffar and how to make explosive devices.” Kuffar, or kafir, is a derogatory Arabic term used to describe an “infidel” or non-believer.
The Muslim posted violent lyrics of nasheeds on his Facebook account that advocated for Jihad and terrorist attacks in countries of disbelievers. The lyrics include: “We will drink from the blood of disbelievers.”
Not only did the migrant seek out the materials online, but he bookmarked many of them. His google searches and bookmarks included: “Islamic State dress, New Zealand prison clothes and food, improvised explosive devices, heroes of Isis, and an Isis-issued booklet on how to avoid being detected by Western security.”
During the trial, the prosecutor tried to warn jurors what the Islamic migrant was capable of. He held up the knife that the terrorist purchased and told the court, “As you’ll see, it’s not a small knife, not the sort of knife you’d have in your kitchen drawer.” But, he continued, “It’s a knife with a very specific purpose.” The hunting knife is also in a camouflage sheath.
Muslim Terrorist Posted Isis material to ‘learn about his religion’
On May 21, 2021, the jihadi took to the stand to defend his actions in front of a jury. He claimed he was accessing the ISIS material because he was trying to learn about his religion. The migrant claimed he was a victim of a “racist” court who put him in jail because he was a Muslim and his religion was not liked. Furthermore, he tried to evoke sympathy by stating, “Before the Christchurch attacks, police picked on Muslims.”
During the migrant’s testimony, he threatened the court, stating, “You put me in jail because I am a Muslim and you don’t like my religion. That makes you an enemy. Allah says you will be punished.”
On July 6, 2021, Justice Sally Fitzgerald sentenced him to only one year of supervision for possessing ISIS propaganda that promoted terrorism. Since he had already spent three years in pre-trial detention, the judge felt he had served his time. The court imposed dangerously light charges despite the migrant’s threats, previous charges in 2017, and a pre-sentence report that concluded he “supports the goals of Isis and is of a high risk of reoffending and a harm to others.”
Police expressed concern that the 32-year-old, who has twice bought large hunting knives and is considered to have “the means and motivation to commit violence in the community,” was is only being supervised, not jailed.
As the prosecutor, police, and experts warned, it only took him a few months to make good on his threats and stab 6 non-Muslims at a Supermarket in Auckland.
Refugee Status – Student Visa – Was Supposed To Be Deported
Samsudeen, 32, arrived in New Zealand in 2011 from Sri Lanka on a student visa. He and his father were seeking refugee from Sri Lanka due to their political backgrounds and persecution by the government. He was granted refugee status on December 20, 2013.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Whitewashes Islam
New Zealand’s left-wing Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, labeled the Muslim terrorist as an “extremist” and immediately went to great lengths to explain the attack had nothing to do with Islam,
What happened today was despicable. It was hateful; it was wrong. It was carried out by an individual, not faith, not a culture, not an ethnicity but a person who is gripped by an ideology that is not supported here by anyone in the community”
For years, PM Ardern’s and her government’s narrative has not allowed any healthy discussion or reasonable concerns about Islamic migration and/or terrorism. Instead, she acts as an attorney to defend jihadis and, Islamic ideology that motivates these attacks.
Despite Arden’s repeated ignorant defense of Islam, terrorists like the Sri Lankan migrant all have one thing in common: They credit their motivation and success to religion.
As reported by the Religion of Peace,
Islam isn’t hijacked by extremists – it is what inspires them. This distinguishes Islamic terrorism from criminal activity, and it is part of what makes Islam so very, very different from other religions.
Many people prefer to bury their heads in the sand or look for ways to re-cast Islamic terror to fit their own political agenda. However, Muslims behind the violence are quite explicit about the religious certainty that compels their actions.
The teachings and early history of Islam that explain the violence are discussed elsewhere on this site. Here is shown that, as far as Islamic terrorists are concerned, their acts are done explicitly in the name of Allah and for the cause of Islam and Islamic law… across the globe.
The Prime Minister and the courts have acted as accomplices to the Islamic terrorist. Despite threats lodge by the Muslim migrant and warnings by professionals that an attack was going to happen, the government refused to deport Ahamed Aathil Mohamed Samsudeen, a known threat. Furthermore, her government continued to hide the terrorist’s name and photograph from the public. Finally, today, after years of hiding the terrorist’s name, it was released to the public.
The driving impulse of the Islamic migrant to kill unbelievers is religious in nature and not the act of an “extremist.” His behavior and actions are part of his belief system, allowing him to slaughter unbelievers en masse. Leaders like PM Jacinda Arden will never defeat our enemy if she continues to pretend that terrorists like the Sri Lankan migrant were not motivated by Islamic doctrine and faith.
Surah 9:14, “Fight them [unbelievers]; Allah will punish them by your hands and will disgrace them and give you victory over them and satisfy the breasts of a believing people.”