Singapore

S'porean, 51, detained for trying to join terrorist group ISIS

He left Singapore in May to try and join the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

The 51-year-old Singaporean went to an unnamed regional country before flying to Turkey.

From there, Mustafa Sultan Ali planned to cross into Syria.

But he was detained by local authorities in Turkey and deported to Singapore in June — where he was arrested under the Internal Security Act, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on Tuesday (July 28).

Mustafa has been issued with a two-year Order of Detention.

Prepared to attack Western establishments in S'pore

MHA said investigations showed that Mustafa had been “deeply radicalised by the terrorist ideology of ISIS and other radical ideologues he had come across online”.

He was also prepared to carry out ISIS-directed terrorist attacks against Western establishments in Singapore.

MHA urged members of the public who may be aware of any involvement in terrorism-related activities to inform the Internal Security Department (1800-2626-473) or the Police (999).

It said:

“The Government takes a very serious view of any form of support for terrorism, including but not limited to the use of violence, and will take firm and decisive action against any person who engages in such activities.”

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