Singaporean terrorist condemns Taliban in video from Indonesian jail

Mohammad Hassan Saynudin, better known as Fajar Taslim, was sentenced to 18 years in prison in April 2009 for killing a Christian school teacher and for his role in terror plots.
Mohammad Hassan Saynudin, better known as Fajar Taslim, was sentenced to 18 years in prison in April 2009 for killing a Christian school teacher and for his role in terror plots.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - A Singaporean terrorist serving an 18-year jail term in Indonesia has released a video denouncing the Taliban, but a security expert warns that this is likely a bid to convince the Indonesian government that he no longer poses a threat.

In a 20-minute video filmed on the prison island of Nusakambangan in Central Java earlier this month, Mohammad Hassan Saynudin, better known as Fajar Taslim, slammed the Taliban as "fanatics" and called the group's takeover of Afghanistan "un-Islamic".

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