Anifah warns of possible IS recruitment among Rohingya in Rakhine

A Rohingya refugee playing in Srinagar, Indian Kashmir, yesterday. Foreign Minister Anifah Aman says the Islamic State may take advantage of the crisis in Rakhine to recruit more members to the militant group. – EPA pic, September 20, 2017.

THE precarious situation of the Rohingya in Rakhine must be addressed urgently before it becomes a fertile breeding ground for extremists, says Foreign Minister Anifah Aman.

Anifah said this fear could manifest as the Islamic State (IS) was seeking to make inroads into Southeast Asia and South Asia, and would have no qualms taking advantage of the crisis.

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