ISA arrest: How Singaporean Zulfikar Mohamad Shariff spread radical ideology on Facebook

SINGAPORE - Zulfikar Mohamad Shariff was arrested and detained in Singapore this month (July) for terrorism-related activities, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said in a statement on Friday (July 29).

Zulfikar made numerous Facebook posts that promoted and glorified terror group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its violent actions such as beheadings, "while exploiting religion to legitimise the terrorist activities of ISIS", the ministry said.

"He has further exhorted Muslims to take up arms and wage militant jihad in places like the Middle East, Palestinian territories, Myanmar and the Philippines," it added.

His postings contributed to the radicalisation of at least two other Singaporeans.

Here are some of his posts:

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