15 suspected ISIS operatives arrested in terror plot in Malaysia

15 suspected ISIS operatives arrested in terror plot in Malaysia
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[Ed. – It metastasizes.  Malaysia has been more “politically” Islamic than neighboring Indonesia for a long time, but it has gotten markedly worse in the last couple of years.  Concerns about the growth if Islamism in Southeast Asia are fully justified.]

Malaysian authorities say they have foiled a plot involving at least 15 people, including a police officer and an airplane technician, who were allegedly attempting to obtain bombmaking materials and launch terrorist attacks in the Southeast Asian country.

Citing a statement from police on Thursday night, the Associated Press reports that 15 people suspected to be members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) were arrested over three days beginning on Tuesday, the day of multiple bomb attacks in Brussels that have been claimed by the group.

Malaysia’s national police chief, Khalid Abu Bakar, said in the statement that the suspects — ages between 22 and 49 — include a mosque cleric, a student, the police officer and technician, and four women believed to be planning to travel to Syria to join ISIS.

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