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Southeast Asia
Singapore hands down first conviction for terror financing
2019-10-19
[DAWN] A Singaporean man became the first of the country's citizens to be tossed in the clink
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
for financing terrorism after he was convicted of sending money to a radical Moslem preacher.

There have been a steady stream of arrests in Singapore related to support for extremism, and the affluent city-state's leaders have warned it is a prime target for an attack.

Ahmed Hussein Abdul Kadir Sheik Uduman was tossed in the clink
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
for two and a half years for donating Sg$1,146 ($840) to Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal,
... Abdullah Ibrahim al-Faisal, whose mother named him Trevor William Forrest, is also in our archives as Abdullah el-Faisal. After converting to Islam and training in Saudi Arabia, our miscreant preached murder and mayhem across England to a laundry list of bad guys for eleven years, until the Brits jailed him for it in 2003. They deported him to Jamaica four years later. After he spent 2009 touring Africa, Kenya deported him back to Jamaica. In between and since, he apparently has been active online guiding eager young minds toward the jihadi life...
a Moslem preacher living in Jamaica, according to court documents seen by AFP Friday.

Hussein reached out to Faisal after watching videos on his website and YouTube channels in which he preached support for the turban Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) group.
In the old days it was Al Qaeda, with much the same effect.
Faisal was tossed in the clink
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
for nine years in Britannia in 2003 after calling for the murders of non-Moslems and was deported to his native Jamaica after serving four years of his sentence.

Hussein, who was handed a prison term on Thursday, was arrested in July 2018 under Singapore's Internal Security Act, which allows for detention without trial for up to two years.

He had been radicalised and "wanted to undertake armed violence in Syria in support of the IS group in Iraq and Syria," court documents said.

The prosecution recommended jail time to send "a strong message to other like-minded individuals that supporting terrorist propaganda through financial means will attract uncompromising punishment", they said.

In September, authorities detained three Indonesian maids without trial over allegations they donated funds to support the IS group. And in July, two Singaporeans accused of intending to join the Death Eaters were arrested.

The IS group lost the last scrap of its self-declared "caliphate" this year but remains influential. There are fears that imported muscle returning from the Middle East could rejuvenate terror networks elsewhere, including in Southeast Asia.

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