Youth and Women Radicalisation in Singapore: Case of Syaikhah Izzah
Date of Issue2017
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