Islamic State jihadis from Malaysia waging jihad against Myanmar government

The international media is only interested in one side of the story in Myanmar. But there is another side.

Malaysian IS members carrying out ‘holy war’ against Myanmar government,” Bernama, September 18, 2017:

MELAKA: A number of Malaysians backed by the Islamic State (IS) militant group is engaging the Myanmar government in a “holy war” purportedly to defend the oppressed Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State.

Federal police Special Branch’s Counter-Terrorism Division assistant director Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said in reality, the IS is employing the Rohingya issue as a platform to recruit new members to carry out its terrorist acts.

Ayob said IS also shared images of oppressed Rohingya people online to evoke sympathy and lure people to be part of the terror group.

“At the same time, we have intelligence information on the possibility of Indonesians involved in militant activities in their country,” Ayob told reporters after the launch of the ‘IS Threat to Youths Awareness Seminar’ here yesterday…

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