Singapore arrested a man who allegedly attempt to be a member of well-known group ISIS, a Jihadist militant group.
Before being an official member of ISIS, Mustafa Sultan Ali, 51-year-old, Singaporean man. Authorities arrested him after planning to cross Syria, he has been deported from Turkey, June.
The group ISIS found responsible for human rights abuses and war crimes. They are considered a terrorist organization, significant goal of foundation of an Islamic state. An increase number of members in Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Israel and Palestine.
Group is known for its social media propaganda, including Internet videos of cutting heads among soldiers, civilians, journalists and aid workers and many more. However, they were criticized by Muslim leaders, as it swayed drastically from the path of true Islam.
In statement of Ministry of Home Affairs, Mustafa Sultan Ali left Singapore and went to an unnamed regional country before flying to Turkey. He had taken that travel route in the hopes of hiding his tracks, he had planned to cross into Syria from the Turkish border.
Mustafa Sultan Ali, Singaporean man, tried to make his way to Syria from Turkey in order to “participate in armed violence by fighting alongside ISIS”, MAH added.
As Singapore recorded high percentage of population belonging to the Muslim Malay minority has been seen as a prime target for attacks by militant groups. The Ministry emphasized that, “The Government takes a very serious view of any form of support for terrorism…And will take firm and decisive action against any person who engages in such activities”.
It was found out that Mustafa was deeply influenced by the terrorist ideology of ISIS in online. As of now, Singaporean man was placed under detention by local authorities in Turkey without trial for two years under internal-security laws.IMAGE/www.straitstimes.com