Youth and Women Radicalisation in Singapore: Case of Syaikhah Izzah
Date of Issue2017-06-15
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Syaikhah Izzah Zahrah Al Ansari is believed to be the first Singaporean woman to be detained for radicalisation. It marks a troubling shift in how young people including females have been co-opted in extremist propaganda strategy. Online radicalisation will continue to be the principal purveyor of extremism in highly digitized societies with strong anti-terrorism laws like Singapore. Family-centered counter-radicalisation initiatives are needed to address youth vulnerability in radicalisation that can lead to terrorism.
Country and Region Studies
RSIS Commentaries, 119–17
Nanyang Technological University