Singaporean Muslim detained for planning stabbing spree against Jews

A radicalized Singaporean Muslim has been arrested under tough laws that allow detention without trial for planning a deadly stabbing spree against Jews, officials say.

Such cases are rare in multi-ethnic Singapore, where different religious and ethnic groups generally live peacefully side by side, but they do occur occasionally.

In the latest case, 20-year-old Amirull Ali planned to ambush and kill at least three Jewish men as they left a synagogue after prayers, security officials say.

He became radicalized after researching the Israeli-Palestinian conflict online and planned to travel to Gaza in the Palestinian territories to join the terrorist group Hamas’s military wing, they say.