Internet-taught militants are new Singapore security threat

Minister for Home Affairs Wong Kan Seng said the government has investigated "a few" Singaporeans who have been influenced by radical Islamic ideas they read on the Internet. There are about 6,000 websites in cyberspace promoting militant ideologies, a situation that is breeding a group of "self-radicalised individuals" who can pose a danger to their societies, said Wong, one of two deputy prime ministers. The report did not say what the conclusion of the investigations were. With the help of local religious leaders, the government is also going online to counter these ideas on the Internet. "Taking the counter-ideology effort online is a significant direction since it is impractical to try to shut down all terrorist websites," he said.

News source: Physorg

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