Singapore

Singapore deports 26 Muslims for terror links

Singapore disclosed Wednesday it arrested 27 Bangladeshi construction workers late last year for supporting “the armed jihad ideology of terrorist groups” and deported 26 of them.

The workers were being groomed to return to their home country to wage holy war, and some had studied booklets on assassination techniques, the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement.

Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam said in a separate Facebook post that while they were planning attacks overseas, “they could have easily changed their minds and attacked Singapore”.

  • Millie_Woods

    See, it’s that easy.

  • tom_billesley

    The guys manning the checkpoint are from the Gurkha Contingent of the Singaporean Police.

    • MG42

      I thought they were Gurkhas from their distinctive hats and what appears to be crossed kukris on their shoulder patches. Pity the fool that tests their resolve.

  • gxp01

    Now to see these (smaller) Asian countries growing a pair.

    • Alain

      This isn’t new for Singapore.