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Singaporean housewife detained for supporting ISIS

The Fact News Service
Singapore, June 10
A 34-year-old Singaporean housewife has been detained under the tough Internal Security Act (ISA) after an “escalation” in her radical behaviour and persistently communicating online with overseas supporters of the Islamic State terror group. Ruqayyah Ramli, formerly a part-time freelance religious teacher, was previously issued with a restriction order after she was found to have been radicalised by her Malaysian husband, Mohd Firdaus Kamal Intdzam, who was arrested and repatriated from Singapore in August last year for supporting the ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria). On April 15, the Malaysian High Court sentenced Mohd Firdaus to three years’ jail for possession of terrorism-related propaganda materials.
“Ruqayyah has refused to make any genuine effort to participate in the rehabilitation programme, and remains entrenched in her radical beliefs,” Channel News Asia quoted ISD as saying. “She continues to support ISIS’s violent actions and believes in the use of violence against the perceived enemies of Islam.” In contravention of her restriction order, Ruqayyah also persisted in communicating online with overseas ISIS supporters who were associates of her husband. “She was thus detained to prevent her from progressing further down the violent radical path,” said ISD.The department said Ruqayyah had supported her husband’s intention to join and fight for ISIS in Syria. She was willing to accompany him to the conflict zone, where she intended to take care of the family and assist wounded ISIS fighters, ISD said.

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