4 Arrested For Planning Terror Attack To Avenge Fireman Adib’s Death
According to Malay Mail, the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) said that they have captured four men who were planning terror attacks and assassinations in Malaysia. It is believed that the group was organising the attacks as an act of revenge on non-Muslims for the death of fireman Muhammad Adib Mohd Kassim.
“Our counter terrorism unit found a ‘wolf pack’ allied with IS who were planning to assassinate high profile targets and launch simultaneous terror attacks on entertainment outlets as well as Hindu and Buddhist temples and Christian churches,” said Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Abdul Hamid Bador during a press conference at Bukit Aman, as reported by the news site.
“All four suspects admitted to planning attacks during the first week of Ramadhan to exact revenge for the death of fireman Muhammad Adib who died during the Seafield temple riots… They planned to kill those they felt offended Islam or didn’t defend Muslim rights,” the IGP added.
This statement is scary once you think about it as the arrested aren’t satisfied with just killing non-Muslims, they want to exact violence on liberal Muslims as well.
During the arrests, the police found a 9mm CZ pistol with 15 bullets and six Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) measuring 18cm long, and what looks like a samurai sword with inscriptions on it.
The arrested group comprised of two from the Rohingya ethnic group, one Indonesian, and one Malaysian, who were caught in raids conducted between 5 and 7 May in Kuala Lumpur, Subang Jaya, and Kuala Berang in Terengganu. The suspects admitted to being a part of an Islamic State (IS) cell. This horrific crime was supposed to take place in the holy month of Ramadhan.
During this month, Muslims fast every day from dawn to sunset. It is meant to be a time of spiritual discipline of deep contemplation of one’s relationship with God, extra prayer, increased charity and generosity, and intense study of the Quran.
The total opposite of what these four captured men have in mind.
The inquest into the death of fireman Muhammad Adib has continued with its 24th witness. The case caught the attention of netizens as he was critically injured on 27 Nov, after he and his team members from the Subang Jaya fire station responded to an emergency call where a riot was taking place.
Mysterious circumstances shroud the fireman’s death as they are many theories and speculations, and conflicting testimonies on how and why he passed.
3 more terror suspects at large
The IGP also said that they are three more suspects at large–Syazani Mahzan, aged 35, and Muhammad Nuurul Amin Azizan, aged 27, were last seen in Bedong, Kedah and are suspected IS members planning terror attacks on holy places; while the third is an Indonesian individual named Fatir Tir, a labourer, who was last spotted in Banting, Selangor.
“Those with information of these individuals are urged to contact Assistant Superintendent Manivanan Sibalingam at 017-3278435 or go to any police station to assist the police with investigations,” said Abdul Hamid in the Malay Mail report.
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