Sushi For Allah: Japanese Muslim quizzed over plan to join Islamic State

sushi for allahJapanese Muslim quizzed over plan to join Islamic State: Reports

TOKYO: Police are questioning a 26-year-old Japanese Muslim on suspicion of trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria, media reports and the top government spokesman said on Tuesday.

The man, a student at Hokkaido University, had reportedly planned to fly to the Middle East this week to fight with the extremist group, which has cut a swathe through Syria and Iraq. The student told police he “was planning to travel to Syria so as to join Islamic State to work as a fighter”, the Mainichi Shimbun and other media reported.