SINGAPORE: A Singaporean man turned the primary of the nation’s residents to be jailed for financing terrorism after he was convicted of sending cash to a radical Islamist preacher.
There have been a gradual stream of arrests in Singapore associated to assist for Islamist extremism, and the prosperous city-state’s leaders have warned it’s a prime goal for an assault.
Ahmed Hussein Abdul Kadir Sheik Uduman was jailed for 2 and a half years for donating Sg$1,146 ($840) to Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal, an Islamist preacher dwelling in Jamaica, in response to courtroom paperwork seen by AFP Friday.
Hussein reached out to Faisal after watching movies on his web site and YouTube channels by which he preached assist for the Islamic State (IS) group.
Faisal was jailed for 9 years in Britain in 2003 after calling for the murders of non-Muslims and was deported to his native Jamaica after serving 4 years of his sentence.
Hussein, who was handed a jail time period Thursday, was arrested in July 2018 below Singapore’s Inside Safety Act, which permits for detention with out trial for as much as two years.
He had been radicalised and “wanted to undertake armed violence in Syria in support of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria,” courtroom paperwork stated. The prosecution really helpful jail time to ship “a strong message to other like-minded individuals that supporting terrorist propaganda through financial means will attract uncompromising punishment”, they stated.
In September, authorities detained three Indonesian maids with out trial over allegations they donated funds to assist IS. And in July, two Singaporeans accused of intending to hitch the jihadists had been arrested.
IS misplaced the final scrap of its self-declared “caliphate” this yr however stays influential. There are fears that overseas fighters getting back from the Center East may rejuvenate terror networks elsewhere, together with in Southeast Asia. Most Singaporeans are ethnic Chinese language however the nation can be dwelling to a considerable Muslim minority.


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