Fighting ISIL recruitment in the Philippines and Malaysia

Islamic Extremism

ISIL is looking to the Philippines for potential recruits. Footage recently uploaded online shows jihadist training camps and a gathering of different armed groups from the south. They’ve been seen pledging allegiance to the terror group.

CCTV’s Barnaby Lo reports from Manila.
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Fighting ISIL recruitment in the Philippines and Malaysia

ISIL is looking to the Philippines for potential recruits. Footage recently uploaded online shows jihadist training camps and a gathering of different armed groups from the south. They've been seen pledging allegiance to the terror group. CCTV's Barnaby Lo reports from Manila. It is the latest in a string of videos released online that feature Muslim militants from the south of the Philippines who are aligning themselves with ISIL. The Filipino military acknowledges the existence of ISIL sympathizers and followers in the south, but insists they have no direct links to ISIL. Terror attacks have been carried out in the Philippines, mostly in the south and some in the capital. Experts say the alarming part is that they could be doing it now under the brand of ISIL, a group that has proven to be more brazen and radical than Al Qaeda.

It is the latest in a string of videos released online that feature Muslim militants from the south of the Philippines who are aligning themselves with ISIL.
The Filipino military acknowledges the existence of ISIL sympathizers and followers in the south, but insists they have no direct links to ISIL.

Terror attacks have been carried out in the Philippines, mostly in the south and some in the capital.
Experts say the alarming part is that they could be doing it now under the brand of ISIL, a group that has proven to be more brazen and radical than Al Qaeda.


Malaysia’s government set to fight ISIL’s online propaganda
Rian Maelzer reports from Kuala Lumpur.
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Malaysia\'s government set to fight ISIL\'s online propaganda

Rian Maelzer reports from Kuala Lumpur.Authorities have confirmed that two Malaysians carried out recent suicide bombings for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Over the past 18 months, police detained more than 100 suspected Islamic State sympathizers. Supporters and fundraisers have also been detained along with people planning to go to fight, or returning from battle. Some were in the early stages of plotting attacks in Malaysia. The Malaysian government says it plans to introduce teaching modules in schools to counter the propaganda of extremist groups like the Islamic State.

Authorities have confirmed that two Malaysians carried out recent suicide bombings for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

Over the past 18 months, police detained more than 100 suspected Islamic State sympathizers. Supporters and fundraisers have also been detained along with people planning to go to fight, or returning from battle. Some were in the early stages of plotting attacks in Malaysia.

The Malaysian government says it plans to introduce teaching modules in schools to counter the propaganda of extremist groups like the Islamic State.