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Daesh Video Featuring 'Abu 'Uqayl' Distorted – Singapore Mufti

by September 27, 2017 General

By Massita Ahmad

SINGAPORE, Sept 27 (Bernama) — The video message from ISIS or Daesh, featuring ‘Abu ‘Uqayl’, who has been identified by the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) as a radicalised Singaporean “is full of distortions and falsehood,” says Mufti of Singapore, Dr Mohamed Fatris Bakaram.

“The video is deliberately designed to mislead Muslim viewers into sympathising with ISIS,” he said in a statement here.

Unfortunately, the mufti added, the video was only one of many similar messages which could be found on many websites and social media.

“These distortions are dangerous as they misinterpret and manipulate the teachings of Islam, to influence and convert those who may not be able to discern truth from untruths,” he warned.

MHA on Sunday said it was believed the person in the video calling himself, ‘Abu ‘Uqayl’ was Megat Shahdan Abdul Samad, 39, who left Singapore in 2014 to work in the Middle East, where he was believed to have been radicalised…..