A 16-year-old Singaporean boy was detained under Singapore’s Internal Security Act (ISA) after making "detailed plans and preparations to conduct terrorist attacks" against Muslims, authorities said.
According to the report
, the teenager, who was not named, is a Protestant Christian and the youngest person to be dealt with under the ISA for terrorism-related activities, the Internal Security Department (ISD) said in a media release.
Officials of ISD said, “He watched the livestreamed video of the terrorist attack on the two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. He had also watched Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) propaganda videos, and concluded that ISIS represented Islam, and that Islam called on its followers to kill non-believers."
He chose Assyafaah Mosque and Yusof Ishak Mosque as his targets because they were near his home, ISD said.