ISIS Filipino arrested in Kuwait

August 6, 20160

The Misdemeanor Court has fixed December 26 to deliver judgment in a lawsuit filed by the State Security Department against a female DAESH member of Filipino nationality. The suspect was remanded in the prison over her alleged membership of the outlawed DAESH group with the plan of perpetrating terrorist act to destabilize the national security. The woman had allegedly joined the group through her Somali husband who is fighting alongside other members of the DAESH group. This information was gathered through her social media interactions on her laptop.

Source : Arabtimes

Kuwaiti authorities have arrested a Filipina accused of pledging allegiance to Islamic State and planning to launch an attack in the Gulf Arab state, the official news agency KUNA reported on Friday.


The woman, born in 1984, entered Kuwait in June as a housemaid and has been in contact with Islamic State’s affiliate in Libya, the interior ministry said in a statement published by KUNA.


Security forces monitored one of the email accounts run by the woman and found messages in which she had contacted the Libyan militant group and had been using “fake name and nickname to evade monitoring,” the ministry said.

“The accused confessed … that she was ready to carry out any terrorist attack once circumstances and means were available to target a specific section of the society in order to undermine security and stability in Kuwait, as well as ignite sedition,” KUNA said.

The news agency also published pictures of a veiled, middle-aged women, dressed in an abaya, the traditionally all-black, enveloping gown that observant Muslim women wear in public in the Gulf, identifying her as the accused.

Last month, Kuwait foiled three planned Islamic State attacks on the country, including a plot to blow up a Shi’ite mosque, after launching raids that resulted in the arrest of militants.

A year ago, Kuwait, home to several U.S. military bases, suffered its deadliest militant attack in decades when a Saudi suicide bomber blew himself up inside a packed Shi’ite mosque, killing 27 people. Islamic State claimed responsibility.

The Filipina, who was arrested a few days ago on charges of affiliation to DAESH terrorist organization, was waiting for explosives which she needed to carry out suicide bombing attack in Kuwait, reports Al-Rai daily quoting a judicial source.

The source revealed the accused used telegram app in her mobile phone to contact her husband in Libya. The husband also belongs to DAESH and he promised her that she will go to paradise if she succeeds in carrying out the suicide bombing attack.

The source said the accused was Christian and converted to Islam while working in Saudi Arabia. She left the Philippines, hoping to join her Somali husband in Libya. He allegedly told her to coordinate with the organization to help her travel to Kuwait to carry out the terrorist attack.

A U.S. ally and neighbor of Saudi Arabia and Iraq, Kuwait is part of a 34-nation alliance announced by Riyadh in December aimed at countering Islamic State and al Qaeda in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Afghanistan.

Shi’ites comprise between 15 percent and 30 percent of the predominantly Sunni Muslim Gulf Arab state, where members of both communities are known to live side by side with little apparent friction.

(Reporting by Ahmed Tolba; Writing by Rania El Gamal)
Source : Reuters

Justice sources told Kuwaiti daily Al Rai that Livani Azvilo Pescaeda, 32, who had entered Kuwait in June as a domestic helper was communicating with her husband, a member of the Deash terror group in Libya, through a special application and that she was waiting for the necessary explosive equipment to carry out her suicide attack in the northern Arabian Gulf state. she was unable to reach Libya and Daesh decided to take her to Kuwait where she would carry a suicide attack, Al Rai reported on Sunday. Source : Gulf News

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