High alert as local IS fighter warns of ‘slaughter’ in M’sia

ISISPETALING JAYA: The latest propaganda video released by terror group Islamic State (IS) features a Malaysian fighter who warns of attacks on civilians, including the “slaughter” of members of the police force that will be carried out soon in the country.

In a report by the New Straits Times, it was revealed that Bukit Aman’s Special Branch Counter-Terrorism Division (SB-CTD) was in possession of the graphic video that features Mohd Rafi Udin from Negeri Sembilan, who along with two other IS fighters, decapitating three captives, believed to be spies.

After their dastardly deed, the three address their respective governments, with Rafi encouraging IS supporters in Malaysia to use whatever means to “kill-off” non-believers.

“Kill them wherever you meet them… If you have a car, hit them… Use your weapons and knives to stab them in the chest,” he said. ,

He also issued a warning to members of the police force that they would be hunted down and “slaughtered” by IS supporters in the country.

“Those of you in Bukit Aman, you will no longer have peace. We will slaughter you… when we return. Our friends back home will hunt you down.”

A Filipino IS fighter with Rafi in the video, meanwhile, said: “We are slaughtering these murtad (apostates), and tomorrow, our brothers in your land will slaughter you… We will use the language of swords and bullets.

“We will continue to fight and wage war against you, terrorise you and put fear in your hearts.”

Speaking to the English daily, SB-CTD chief Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said, “Targeted attacks will likely be carried out the minute the pledge of allegiance to IS from these groups outside Syria is accepted and the areas they operate in are declared theirs.

Ayob was referring to IS’s Khatibah Nusantara (the Southeast Asian branch of IS in Syria), that he said had singled out Malaysia, among others, as a nation labelled as “Toghut” (sinners/those against the teachings of Allah) that war must be waged upon.

“We are preparing for potential attacks within six months by two sources, Khatibah Nusantara in the Philippines, and central IS.”

According to the report, Ayob identified Rafi as among those of Kumpulan Mujahiddin Malaysia (KMM), who left Malaysia for Syria in 2014 to join the IS. Rafi, who also goes by the name Abu Ain, was among the KMM members arrested under the now-defunct Internal Security Act for terror acts.

Rafi is reported to walk with a limp after sustaining injuries in an ambush by Assad’s forces in Syria two years ago.

Meanwhile police will continue to be on high alert after having successfully foiled two lone-wolf attacks, the report said.

One included that of a 16-year-old student in Sungai Petani, Kedah recently, who armed with a 27cm knife and fake pistol, had planned to kill a 27-year-old sales assistant.

“The boy had received orders from a Malaysian IS senior to carry out the attack… so he took a knife and tried to kill her just because she was a non-Muslim.

“We also stopped a suspect with two Rambo knives at an LRT station in Jalan Jelatek,” Ayob said, explaining that instead of using guns or bombs, IS fighters used traditional weapons like knives as these were harder to detect.

Ayob said his division had crippled nine planned attacks by IS supporters thus far, with three of them already at “stage two”, meaning they were ready to carry out their plans.