Violent extremism should be stamped on early

NZPA report:

An Auckland man has avoided a jail term after hatching a plan to detonate a van full of explosives and nails outside an ACC branch office.

was so angry with ACC that he planned to set off a fire alarm at the Takapuna Branch and as staff gathered outside he would set off the bomb, The New Zealand Herald reported today.

The 55-year-old was sentenced in North Shore District Court yesterday to 10 months’ home detention and ordered to pay $5000 after earlier being found guilty of threatening to kill or do grievous bodily harm to ACC staff.

When police raided Thomas’s North Shore home they found bomb-making manuals on his home computer. …

Thomas had a “deep-seated hostility to ACC”.

“It is clear Mr Thomas has a compulsive obsession with ACC which he seems evidently quite proud of.”

I think the sentence was too light. When we look at what happened in Norway, we see the tragedy which can occur such propensity to violence is not taken seriously.

Comments (49)

Login to comment or vote

Add a Comment

%d bloggers like this: