In a major breakthrough, an Indian origin woman has been arrested in far off Philippines for spreading and promoting Islamic extremism and more specifically the ISIS. The National Bureau of Investigation has arrested her on October 11 and she has been identified as Karen Aizha Hamidon. Now the Indian agency National Investigation Agency (NIA) will most question her even if it through video-conferencing. It may be mentioned that Indian government is already apprehensive about the influx of Rohingyas in India and plans to deport them before much of them get radicalized.The NIA will question Hamidon through video-conferencing for her alleged role in spreading radical Islamic extremist propaganda and for recruiting foreign fighters for terrorist acts and inciting rebellion through the use of the internet and social media.
Hamidon, who was married to a militant leader Mohammad Jaafar Maguid, was arrested by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) of the Philippines on October 11.
On the day of her arrest, she allegedly posted a message on her Telegram instant messaging app inviting Muslims to join Islamic State-linked militants who have laid siege on southern Marawi city.
Forensic examinations on her mobile phone showed 296 posts of the same message promoting rebellion in Marawi, the National Bureau of Investigation said.
The NBI, an agency under the Department of Justice, said Hamidon was also the ex-wife of a Singaporean, Muhammad Shamin Mohammed Sidek, detained there for alleged ties to the IS group.