23 March 2014
Do not rule out terrorism just because no terrorist group has claimed responsibility yet for the disappearance of MH370, security experts told The Sunday Times.
They pointed out that the al-Qaeda terror network, which has made a speciality of using hijacked planes as weapons of mass destruction, is known to take its time before claiming responsibility.
After the Sept 11, 2001 attacks against the United States, its leader Osama bin Laden waited until 2004 to make a televised appearance, admitting for the first time that he ordered the attacks.
“It’s the al-Qaeda style where they don’t claim responsibility immediately,” said Dr Bilveer Singh, a counter-terrorism expert. “They see themselves as God’s warriors and don’t worry about the media and publicity.”
… Dr Rohan Gunaratna from the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies said al-Qaeda planned three times to attack Singapore.
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