UAE deports five Indian-origin ISIS suspects to India
March 2, 2018 | Brainwave Science
The United Arab Emirates deported five ISIS suspects of Indian origin, states an exclusive report in the Times of India states. The five suspects, all aged between 20 and 25 years old were interrogated by intelligence agencies. One of the suspects named, he is a native of Uttar Pradesh and the only name revealed. Two others belong to Mumbai, while the other two to Chennai. The 5 ISIS suspects know each other and are believed to be in touch with senior leaders of Islamic State.
According to official sources, the UAE intercepted the suspects’ communication. The conversation revealed plans for more recruits to “carry out jihad against India.” The report also reveals that the five men are strong religious believers. In addition, the report reveals that they are part of the Islamic pilgrimage movement since age 18.
“Agencies have named a suspect and his friends are being questioned about their associates in India and their plans. It is not yet known which IS module in India they were part of, but UAE authorities detained them for almost three months on the basis of strong evidence suggesting their association with the global terror outfit,” said an officer.
This is believed to be the largest ever deportation of ISIS suspects in a week’s time from a gulf country.
The rise in terrorist attacks is a fundamental problem that touches all countries in the world. With ISIS on the rise and more recruits joining them, nations face a grave threat. In their mission to protect citizens and borders, law enforcement agencies are confronted with lone-wolf attackers and entire terrorist networks just the same. Today, terrorist networks recruit believers online, through Social Media, spreading like poison throughout the World Wide Web.
The UAE has gained during their 3 months detention of suspects some new leads. While they can link the five suspects to ISIS and some of its known leaders, this is insufficient. The need arises for better methods of collecting intelligence that will reveal clear facts. More than often, extensive interrogation can only lead law enforcement only so far.
Forensic psychologists and experts in analyzing terrorist behavior understand the way ISIS prays on future recruits. Targeting the young, it’s easy to play on their insecurities and feeling of not belonging.
“Teens tend to be more vulnerable to the appeals of ISIS for similar reasons that they are attracted to sex, drugs, alcohol, and other ‘adult’ activities — it’s a world that is clearly run by adults, and they want to be a part of that,” concludes in a study Zac Parsons – an organizational psychology consultant who focuses on online behavior.
In addition to ISIS’s recruitment strategy, intelligence agencies face other challenges as well. Their technological means take time and money. Moreover, they’re prone to mistakes. Terrorists refine their methods constantly, adapting. For example, a polygraph test only detects if the suspect is lying. The polygraph can’t show what the truth is. A DNA test reveals if the suspect was at a crime scene, providing limited evidence. Many times, insufficient evidence lead to stopped investigation cases.
This raises an international problem related to immigration, border security, and terrorist attacks. What the UAE needs now is a new strategy and innovative security solution that will gain them more quality intelligence.
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While the UAE intelligence agencies have gained information, their need is to catch suspects before the terrorist damage occurs. iCognative can successfully aid in this mission. Just the same, it could have better helped to interrogate the suspect. Its unique architecture makes it 99% accurate as it is based on a brain involuntary response called P300.
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Through this innovative security solution, UAE officers could have also detected which IS module in India they the suspects were part of. By showing the suspects stimuli connected to different IS modules, the identification would have been possible.
Through iCognative, now the intelligence officers from the suspect’s countries can gain even more knowledge. They can detect if the 5 deported suspects are trying to recruit inside their own countries. Plus, it can possibly tie them to more local criminal acts, intentions or plans.
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