Singapore has detained an 18-year-old man, accusing him of supporting the Islamic State group and planning to hold out assaults, safety officers stated Wednesday.
Muhammad Irfan Danyal bin Mohamad Nor, a Singaporean scholar, was detained in December underneath the Inner Safety Act, which permits for detention with out trial for as much as two years.
He turned radicalised after viewing Islamic State group propaganda on-line, authorities stated in an announcement, including that he wished to make use of social media to assemble fighters to conduct assaults in Singapore.
Authorities stated his plans included recruiting a suicide automobile bomber to assault a navy camp in addition to bombing a grave web site.
“On the level of arrest, he was decided to commit violence,” stated Minister for Legislation and Dwelling Affairs Ok. Shanmugam.
Such circumstances are uncommon within the multicultural and multi-racial city-state.
In 2020, authorities detained a 16-year-old who deliberate to assault two mosques in Singapore after being influenced by a bloodbath of Muslim worshippers in New Zealand.
The next 12 months, a 20-year-old Singaporean Muslim was arrested underneath the identical regulation, with authorities accusing him of planning a lethal stabbing spree towards Jews at a synagogue.
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