Singaporean arrested under ISA: Facebook posts show how he spread radical ideology online

Facebook postings made by Zulfikar Mohamad Shariff, who was was arrested and detained in Singapore this month (July) for terrorism-related activities, show how the 44-year-old spread radical ideology online.

Zulfikar made numerous 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 of Home Affairs (MHA) said in a statement on Friday (July 29).

"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.

According to The Straits Times, his postings contributed to the radicalisation of at least two other Singaporeans.

Browse the gallery to see screenshots that show some of his posts.

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