The message, allegedly from Jemaah Islamiya
, had asked for P50,000 monthly extortion money.
The Singaporean program has successfully reformed over 500 detainees and greatly weakened extremist presence, particularly Jemaah Islamiya
, in the island-state, Galvez said.
Terrorist organizations such as the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG), Jemaah Islamiya
(JI), and the New People's Army (NPA), as well as elements associated with the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), including the breakaway Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), continued to kill security forces, local government officials, and other civilians.
Former Philippine National Police Intelligence director Chief Supt Rodolfo "Boogie" Mendoza said that eight years ago, the ISIS, led by its supreme religious leader Aby Bakr Al-Baghdadi, sent a communique to the Jemaah Islamiya
and Khalifa in Mindanao, which both had links with Al-Qaeda.
The targets have worked with a range of terrorist organizations - the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Al-Nusrah Front, Al-Qaeda and its affiliates, and Jemaah Islamiya
- to send financial and material support, and foreign terrorist fighters to Syria and elsewhere, the announcement said.
It has links with Jemaah Islamiya
, the Southeast Asian conduit of the Al Qaida terror network that was once led by the late Osama Bin Laden.
The next day, Atyani and his crew were seen boarding a mini-bus to the island's interior, seeking an interview with Yasser Igasan, an Islamist militant leader with connections to al Qaeda and Southeast Asian militant network Jemaah Islamiya
Its affiliation with other jihadists across Africa might have given the group access to weapons and training, but the kind of ideological interaction with global jihadists who might broaden its target set--the interaction between al-Qa'ida and Jemaah Islamiya
(JI), for example, that helped spawn the Jakarta and Bali attacks--does not appear to have occurred.
OCTOBER 12 2002: Two bombs explode in a busy nightclub area on AUGUST 5 2003: Jemaah Islamiya
- an al-Qaeda- linked group thought to be behind the Bali attack - are blamed for the car bombing of the US-run JW Marriott luxury hotel in Jakarta, killing 12.
Sayyaf militants with links to Jemaah Islamiya
could be behind it.
Police have not said where the money has come from, but are investigating whether it came from Jemaah Islamiya
money men in the Middle East or South Asia.