South-east Asia Becomes New Theatre of Muslim Terrorists Operations

Date 2001/8/22 23:45:02 | Topic: Hindu Press International


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SINGAPORE, Aug 20, 2001: South-east Asia has become the new theatre for terrorist operations by Muslim extremist groups, and experts warn this makes Singapore a possible target. They said that the number of supporters of Saudi billionaire-fugitive Osama bin Laden and his global terrorist network Al-Qaeda is growing in countries like the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. As the network strengthens, existing links with groups like the Abu Sayyaf separatists and infiltrates Muslim organizations, including unsuspecting charities, Singapore could be placed increasingly at risk because of the perception that the republic is pro-America.







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