SINGAPORE: A 34-year-old Singaporean housewife has been detained below the powerful Inside Safety Act (ISA) after an “escalation” in her radical behaviour and persistently speaking on-line with abroad supporters of the Islamic State terror group.
Ruqayyah Ramli, previously a part-time freelance non secular trainer, was beforehand issued with a restriction order after she was discovered to have been radicalised by her Malaysian husband, Mohd Firdaus Kamal Intdzam, who was arrested and repatriated from Singapore in August final 12 months for supporting the ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria).
On April 15, the Malaysian Excessive Court docket sentenced Mohd Firdaus to 3 years’ jail for possession of terrorism-related propaganda supplies.
Ruqayyah was positioned on a restriction order below the ISA.
Since then, her radical behaviour and involvement in “actions prejudicial to Singapore’s safety” have escalated, the Inside Safety Division (ISD) mentioned on Wednesday.
“Ruqayyah has refused to make any real effort to take part within the rehabilitation programme, and stays entrenched in her radical beliefs,” Channel Information Asia quoted ISD as saying.
“She continues to assist ISIS’s violent actions and believes in the usage of violence towards the perceived enemies of Islam.”
In contravention of her restriction order, Ruqayyah additionally persevered in speaking on-line with abroad ISIS supporters who have been associates of her husband.
“She was thus detained to stop her from progressing additional down the violent radical path,” mentioned ISD.
The division mentioned Ruqayyah had supported her husband’s intention to hitch and struggle for ISIS in Syria.
She was keen to accompany him to the battle zone, the place she supposed to care for the household and help wounded ISIS fighters, ISD mentioned.
In the meantime, 2 self-radicalised Singaporeans have been launched from detention in Might.
They confirmed good progress of their rehabilitation and have been assessed to not pose a safety risk requiring preventive detention, mentioned ISD.
Mohamed Faishal Mohd Razali, 30, was detained in April 2018 after he needed to pursue armed violence in abroad conflicts.
He was launched below a suspension route.
Kuthubdeen Haja Najumudeen, 38, was launched on a restriction order.
Haja was a follower of Sri Lankan radical preacher Zahran Hashim, the mastermind and one of many suicide bombers within the Sri Lanka Easter Sunday terrorist assaults in 2019.
Additionally, Singaporean Ahmed Hussein Abdul Kadir, 36, had been detained in August 2018 for supporting ISIS.
The detention order was cancelled in October 2019 after he was sentenced to 30 months’ jail for terrorism financing offences.
ISD mentioned it had continued Hussein’s rehabilitation throughout his imprisonment.
“He has since made good progress in his rehabilitation and is assessed to not pose a safety risk requiring preventive detention,” the Channel quoted ISD.
Hussein was issued with a restriction order after he accomplished his sentence final month.