20 August 2016
One of the two individuals placed under a Restriction Order this month supported her husband’s intention to take up arms in Syria, and was helping him make plans to relocate their family there.
The other among the two had also wanted to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror group, but was dissuaded by a close relative from doing so.
That relative admonished him, saying it was forbidden for him to go as the fighting in Syria did not concern him and would place his family in harm’s way, the Ministry of Home Affairs said yesterday.
… “Family members can lead you astray, or they can steer you back in the right direction,” said Mr Jasminder Singh of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research. He noted that many wives and children of fighters from Malaysia and Indonesia, who have gone to Syria, followed willingly as they looked up to the men.
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Last updated on 23/08/2016