PETALING JAYA: An Islamic State (IS) recruiter based in Syria is urging Indonesian militants not to transit in Malaysia because it is akin to “suicide”.
In his blog, the recruiter who gave his name as Abu Hud, shared news from a militant who said that many Indonesians travelling to Syria to join the IS ranks had been arrested while transiting Malaysia.
“If Indonesians ask where they have to go through, please do not give advice to pass through Turkey or any place where they have to transit in Malaysia.
“It is tantamount to suicide, It is not safe anymore!” said the notice posted on the blog.
Abu Hud also advised anyone travelling to join IS to not keep anything related to the terror group or its activities, be it a video, book or sticker. He said several Malaysians and Indonesians who were on their way to Syria a few weeks ago were found out that way and arrested.
Abu Hud also answered a question from an anonymous person who asked if he should make a detour or go straight to Turkey.
“It depends, but (doing) anything to throw off the kaffir (a term for non-Muslims) is good.
“I’d advise taking a detour. Like Beijing or Hong Kong if you can afford it,” answered Abu Hud.
A former Malaysian commando was arrested in Riyadh recently over IS links.