Tag Archives: ISA

UNDENIABLE PROOF EMERGES OF IZZAH AL ANSARI SUPPORTING ISIS, TRIED TO LEAD YOUNG DAUGHTER ASTRAY

Yesterday Singapore's first radicalised female Syaikhah Izzah Zahrah Al Ansari (22 yr old) was detained for support Islamic State terror group but I see some citizens refuse to believe in her crime. They say Singaporeans should not blindly trust the government's words and asked to see proof of Izzah supporting ISIS. A simple internet search found pictures of Syaikhah Izzah Zahrah Al Ansari dressed in a niqab together with her so young daughter holding up their index fingers (tawhid; oneness of Allah) which has been misused by ISIS as their symbol of victory over the infidels. How could she do this and get her young daughter involved in her mistaken violent beliefs?

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FATHER OF DETAINED WOMAN REGRETS NOT REPORTING HER, ASK OTHERS TO BE ALERT

The father of the first woman who was detained under the ISA has expressed regret for not reporting her to the authorities. Mr Manaf did not seek help as he thought his daughter was getting better after she started watching movies and stopped wearing the niqab - a full veil that only leaves the eyes visible. He said she was good at hiding whatever she was doing. It was only until she was called up for investigations did he realise that she got worse. Mr Manaf also regrets throwing away his daughter's documents which detailed her plans to move to Syria. He said he did that out of frustration and disgust. Now that he regrets it, he is encouraging other people who face similar problems to alert the authorities or the Religious Rehabilitation Group once they notice suspicious changes in someone.

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FIRST PERSON QUESTIONED BY POLICE OVER MRT PROTEST

The police have questioned at least one of the man involved in an alleged protest that took place on an MRT train. The group were protesting against the he detentions under the Internal Security Act (ISA) 30 years ago. The man, Mr Sean Francis Han, 22, is an activist and also the editor of wakeupsg.com. Mr Han spoke to the media after the left the Police Cantonment Complex, where he was questioned today, and said he did not know if there were any charges against him or the outcome of the questioning. He was also not sure if the rest of the group that took part in the protest will be called up for questioning by the police. Police had earlier said that they were looking at the protest, where the alleged protesters were seen riding a train on the North-South Line while holding copies of the book and wearing blindfolds in a silent protest.

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S’PORE AT CROSSROADS, PAP’S SOLUTION IS TO STAND STILL

Despite globalisation, advancements in IT, etc PAP’s system has hardly evolved with the times. NS, CPF, ISA, etc require a revamp or abolishment but PAP has insisted on tweaks as THE solution. How is setting up more committees populated by own kakis going to help? Or more government agencies such as WDA with its 1001 schemes which don’t address the root causes of issues?

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HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER: NEVER TRUST THE PAP, NO GOVT EVER WANTS TO LOSE POWER

I am often told that Singaporeans don’t care about the ISA. The fact that this law has been with us for nearly 70 years is taken for granted and even with respect. Our country’s stability and orderliness are frequently attributed to the presence of this law. I learnt my lesson never to trust the government in 1987! No government wants to lose power. The PAP is no exception. The ISA is too useful a tool for any government. Today, there are about 23 Muslims in prison under the ISA. Three of them have been in prison for about 14 years. We do not know if they had done any wrong because there is no trial.

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