Faishal: THE EFFECTS of extremism and terrorism on women need to be studied further, according to the Minister of State (Home Affairs and National Development), Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim.

He said this yesterday after participating in a seminar against violent extremism (CVE) organized by Taman Bacaan.

The seminar, entitled “Women and Radicalisation” was attended by counselors of the Inter-Agency Aftercare Group (ACG) involved in the cases of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

“The means of violent extremism and terrorism leave an impression on women, whether they are victims or perpetrators themselves, less explored,” Dr Faishal wrote in a Facebook post.

According to Dr Faishal, the participants of the seminar also had the opportunity to discuss the film ‘Seeking the Imam’ which tells about women and radicalisation.

He added that since its inception in 2002, the ACG has provided much-needed support to the families of Singaporeans arrested for being involved in the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) terrorist network.

“The ACG also seeks to maintain the emotional and socio-economic well-being of the arrested individuals and their families,” he said.

He welcomed Taman Bacaan’s efforts to hold the session and said:

“The continuous efforts of Taman Bacaan and ACG in building community capacity and also strengthening social harmony are commendable.”

Source: Berita Harian Singapura, 20 Jan 2021