Crime and Accident Top Stories

Singaporean woman arrested for offering to marry Daesh Militant

Singaporean woman arrested for offering to marry Daesh Militant

Singapore: Singaporean woman who worked at a community nursery, has been arrested on Monday without trial for planning to go to Syria with her child and marry a Daesh fighter.

The Ministry of Home Affairs said 22-year-old Syaikhah Izzah Zahrah Al Ansari, was detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA). “Izzah was intent on joining Daesh and was actively planning to make her way to Syria, with her young child,” the ministry said in a statement, using another name for the Daesh group. She supported Daesh’s use of violence to establish and defend its self-declared ‘caliphate’, and aspired to live in it.”

Izzah the daughter of religious teachers got radicalised from 18. She used to watch propaganda videos from the extremist group, and had formed an extensive network of foreign contacts, including militants and supporters.

The MHA added that she believed that having a husband who died in battle would give her “elevated status” and she could easily remarry in Syria. Her family tried to talk her but it was of no use.

The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore said in a statement that. “An individual may fall prey to false narratives and teachings on the internet and social media, such that even a real life support structure may not be able to counter them.”