Abu Uqayl’s Video : What Does It Portend for 2018?
Date of Issue2018-01-19
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
The video showing the execution of unarmed prisoners by Singaporean Abu Uqayl and other ISIS militants underlines the continuing terrorist threat despite ISIS’ military defeat in Iraq and Syria. In 2018, countering violent extremist ideology and managing excessively puritanical teachings that emphasise an ‘us-versus-them’ mindset, will remain important.
Country and Region Studies
RSIS Commentaries, 009-18
Nanyang Technological University