Kuala Lumpur, June 15 (ANI): The Jemaah Islamiah (JI), a South East Asian militant Islamic organization dedicated to the establishment of a Daulah Islamiyah (Islamic State) in Indonesia, Malaysia, southern Philippines, Singapore and Brunei is reportedly trying to recruit 20 to 30 local university students and youths for a so-called jihad abroad.
The Star quoted Malaysia's Inspector-General of Police Musa Hassan, as saying: "This trend is very worrying as it shows that these militants have changed their tactics and strategies in recruiting members, especially for their activities in other countries."
The JI, he said, had tried to get youths to join, as these young people were attracted to calls for jihad through the ceramah (religious meeting) they attended.
"Police will monitor students attending any ceramah that can cause upheaval and threaten national security. We need to be careful with the ideology brought in by foreigners trying to gain the support of local students," he told reporters. (ANI)