Tag Archives: TERRORISM

PRO-ISIS TEENS KANA ISA FOR PLOTTING TERROR ATTACKS IN SINGAPORE

A Singaporean youth has been detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for terrorism-related activities since April this year, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced on Wednesday (May 27). Additionally, another youth was arrested in May under the ISA for further investigations into the extent of his radicalisation. The youth detained since April, M Arifil Azim Putra Norja'i, a 19-year-old post-secondary student, is the first known self-radicalised Singaporean to harbour the intention to carry out violent attacks in Singapore, said MHA. Investigations showed that he had made plans to join the terrorist group, Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and that his radicalisation began around 2013 when he started viewing terrorist propaganda online, said MHA.

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WP MP PRITAM SINGH: SINGAPORE SHOULD OFFER OUR RELIGIOUS REHABILITATION TRAINING EXPERIENCE TO COMBAT ISIS

In November last year, Minister announced that MINDEF would be joining 33 other countries in the US-led coalition by contributing a KC-135 aerial refueling tanker and an imagery analysis team to the war effort. In view of the evolving nature of the threat, I would like to ask Mininster whether it will seek to contribute to this international effort in areas where Singapore has specific value-add capabilities, for example, religious rehabilitation training, as a more unique contribution, apart from hardware and analytical capabilities that can also be contributed by other allies.

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JAPAN PM VOWS REVENGE ON IS TERRORISTS

When Islamic State militants posted a video over the weekend showing the grisly killing of a Japanese journalist, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reacted with outrage, promising to make the terrorists pay the price. Such vows of retribution may be common in the West when leaders face extremist violence, but they have been unheard of in confrontation-averse Japan — until now. The Prime Minister’s call for revenge after the killings of the journalist Kenji Goto and another hostage, Haruna Yukawa, raised eyebrows even in the military establishment, adding to a growing awareness that the crisis could be a watershed for this long pacifist country.

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ISLAMIC MILITANT GROUP MEMBERS BURN SCHOOL TEACHER ALIVE

"I saw six or seven people walking class-to-class and opening fire on children." "As soon as we hid under tables, they fired bullets at our legs and our heads and then they burned our madam. They burned our madam. The firing continued but we didn't move because whoever moved got shot at."

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Sydney siege: Hostage taker’s list of offences raises questions, say experts

Monis' website offers perhaps the keenest insight into the motivations behind his decision to seize an upscale cafe in Martin Place in the heart of Sydney's financial district. The website shows graphic images of children that he says were killed by US-led coalition air strikes, as well as media coverage following his court appearances and statements addressed to the Muslim community and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

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MALAYSIA ON ALERT FOR RELEASE OF 350 JEMAAH ISLAMIAH PRISONERS IN INDONESIA

Malaysians authorities are on the alert following the expected release of about 350 former Jemaah Islamiah members from prisons in Indonesia. Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said Malaysian police was aware of the possible release of the prisoners, which is expected to be on Friday. "The police are working with their Indonesian counterparts to secure the full list of prisoners released," he told a press conference at the police headquarters in Bukit Aman on Thursday. "We will remain vigilant in the matter."

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