5 Mar 2021

Public raises alarm about threats to the Muslim community

From Lately, 10:30 pm on 5 March 2021
Anjum Rahman, Assistant  Co-ordinator of the Islamic Women's Council

Photo: RNZ / Luke McPake

The minister responsible for the country's spy agencies says they can't constantly monitor the internet to identify terror threats, and instead rely on the public to raise the alarm. A 27-year-old man has been charged with threatening to kill worshippers at Linwood Islamic Centre and Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch. Security officials were alerted to the threat by a member of the public. Karyn speaks with Anjum Rahman from the Islamic Women's Council of New Zealand.