Singaporeans held

SINGAPORE: Two Singaporeans were detained under the Internal Security Act in August for planning to join Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, said Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs on Wednesday.

The two men were detained in separate cases. Muhammad Shamin bin Mohamed Sidek, a 29-year-old man who was self-radicalised, incited violence through his pro-ISIS postings on social media.

He continued to express unstinting support for ISIS throughout his three-month imprisonment. Shamin said he was prepared to die in the course of defending the “caliphate” that was declared by ISIS.

Muhammad Harith Jailani, 18, was radicalised by ISIS online and prepared to join the militant group in Syria.

As part of his preparation, he had collected information on how to travel to Syria and also tried to radicalixe those around him to support ISIS’ cause.