ARRESTS OF I.S. DUO DUE TO TRAITOR, SAYS MALAYSIAN I.S. LEADER IN SYRIA
Leader in Syria calls follower a traitor to the cause
THE arrests of two Islamic State militants here last month have caused a rift between the terror group’s Malaysian leader in Syria and one of its followers here.
The former, Muhammad Wanndy Mohamed Jedi, blamed the latter for the arrests, calling him a traitor to the cause.
In a Facebook posting on Wednesday, just a few days after the arrests, Wanndy expressed his disappointment as he claimed an informer had made it possible for police to arrest the duo, a Malaysian and an Indonesian.
“It is sad when some of our friends who have been released (from detention) under the Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 are willing to become traitors by becoming secret agents for the police. In fact, there are two to three individuals who claimed that they are pro
daulah (IS) who act this way.
“Be careful if anyone offers to help you in your hijrah as it could be a trap... I feel sad when I think about Abu Zubair, who was arrested in Kuala Lumpur last week,” he said.
He said “Abu Zubair” and “Senapang Kayu” were trapped by someone known as “Abu Ahmad” from Pahang, who claimed that he would bear their total travelling cost to Syria.
“Abu Zubair” and “Senapang Kayu” were believed to be the nom de guerre and codename for the Malaysian and Indonesian arrested last month by counterterrorism operatives.
The duo were said to have been ordered by Wanndy to carry out a large-scale vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) attack, or car bombing, in Malaysia.
The New Straits Times had reported yesterday that the attack was still in the planning stages, with Wanndy yet to decide the target.
The NST had also learnt that a third person, who was still at large, was to prepare the attack while the duo was to carry it out.
The VBIED attack was not to be a suicide mission, as the two were issued orders to make their way to Syria to join IS there once the mission was accomplished.
It was understood that this was where Wanndy was counting on “Abu Ahmad”. In a Facebook posting later, he claimed “Abu Ahmad” had claimed to have RM50,000 available to assist IS members in Malaysia, but when asked for just RM3,000, had walked back on his word.
It was understood that the RM3,000, which Wanndy had requested, was to have been used to spirit “Abu Zubair” and “Senapang Kayu” to Syria.
Wanndy also hit out at the police, saying they were making slanderous remarks against the two men who had been arrested.
Having posted screenshots of local media reports on the arrests, he said if there was any evidence of an impending VBIED attack, police should make this evidence public.
“Laknatullah (those cursed by god) defaming Abu Zubair and Senapang Kayu... if it’s true that the car bomb exists, then police should prove it,” said Wanndy, who uses the nom de guerre Abu Hamzah Al Fateh in Syria.
Meanwhile, federal police Special Branch director Datuk Seri Mohamad Fuzi Harun said police would continuously monitor extremist groups in the country, adding that preventive measures would be taken if necessary.
Muhammad Wanndy Mohamad Jedi