The threat is real…
Whilst everyone’s attention is focussed on a youth eating a banana, another two youths were arrested for something more nefarious; the intention to carry out violent attacks in Singapore.
M Arifil Azim Putra Norja’I, has been detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) for terrorism-related activities since April this year, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced. A 19-year-old post-secondary student, Azim is the first known self-radicalised Singaporean to harbour the intention to carry out violent attacks in Singapore. 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.
Additionally, another youth (un-named) was arrested in May under the ISA for further investigations into the extent of his radicalisation. He is a 17 year-old post-secondary student and his family was informed of his arrest, and will be kept informed of the outcome of the investigations.
Investigations are still ongoing.