16-Year-old s’porean plans attacks on 2 Woodlands mosques, gets arrested by isd
A 16-year-old had been detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) after he was found to have planned attacks on 2 mosques in Singapore.
The Secondary 4 student, who is a Protestant Christian, was reportedly inspired by the 2019 mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, and planned on carrying out the attacks on 15 Mar this year.
The teen is the youngest person in Singapore to be detained by the Internal Security Department (ISD) for activities related to terrorism.
According to Channel NewsAsia (CNA), the 16-year-old had planned on attacking 2 mosques in Woodlands that were near his home:
Yusof Ishak Mosque
The teen had planned elaborately for the attacks, including mapping his route and conducting research on where the mosques’ entrances were at.
He also purchased a tactical vest on Carousell, which he planned on altering so he could livestream the attack.……
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