M'sian woman marries ISIS fighter over Skype
A 27-year-old Malaysian woman, who was arrested on Christmas Eve for suspected links to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), married one of its fighters over Skype.
Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar said:
"We believe that she was first attracted to (ISIS) after watching its propaganda video on YouTube in November.
"She then got to know the North African fighter and eventually married him. He managed to persuade her to join him in Syria."
Malaysian newspaper The Star said the woman was detained at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on Dec 24. She was planning to fly to Turkey before making her way into Syria.
She married the Moroccan militant two weeks ago, Mr Khalid said in a statement on Friday.
She reportedly became reclusive soon after getting to know the man, and did not complete her Bachelor of Graphic Design at Limkokwing University.
Influenced by videos
The woman was one of two people recently detained for links to ISIS.
The other person was a 22-year-old man, who was pursuing a Bachelor in Marine Technology in UiTM Arau, Perlis.
He was arrested at KLIA on Dec 28.
Said Mr Khalid: "He was influenced by videos of IS fighters and he interacted with Malaysian fighters in Syria.
"We will check further on the extent of his involvement."
Their arrests bring the number of people detained by Malaysian authorities since February last year for links to ISIS to 51.
Source: The Star Online
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