Published: Thursday 19 October, 2017

LOOK Arrested: ISIS Recruiter Who Looks Like a Michael V Character

The news that an female ISIS recruiter was arrested in Taguig surfaced on Wednesday. But I thought it was a joke, because the reported ISIS recruiter looked like one of the characters of comedian Michael V! Do you see the resemblance? But it was no joke.

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ISIS recruiter Karen Aizha Hamidon charged with 14 counts of rebellion. (NBI photo)

The suspect was identified as 36-year old Karen Aizha Hamidon, who was arrested at her home in Taguig last October 11 but was only presented to the media Wednesday. According to the authorities, Hamidon was arrested in her house based on a search warrant issued against her.

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Found in her mobile phone are 296 online posts about recruiting new ISIS members, as well as supporting the Islamic rebellion in Marawi City.

Karen Aizha Hamidon has been charged with 14 counts of inciting rebellion based on the evidences gathered against her. She is currently detained at the NBI detention center.

Hamidon piqued the interest of investigators after she recruited several Indian nationals to go the to Philippines to join the fight in Marawi.

Records show that Hamidon is the wife of Mohhamad Jaafar Maguid, leader of Ansar Khalifa Philippines. The group was allegedly responsible for the night market bombing in Davao City last year.

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She was formerly married to Singaporean Muhammad Shamin Mohamed Sidek, who was detained in Singapore in August 2015 for planning to join ISIS and using social media to incite violence.