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50 put under watch for DAESH ideology
August 1, 2016, 8:13 am
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The Preventive Security Service (PSS) is currently monitoring at least 50 people, mostly Kuwaitis, who have close ideological link with DAESH, reports Al-Anba daily quoting a high-level security source. The source revealed some of these people are clerics who preach in mosques but their association with the terrorist organization is purely intellectual, adding that their movements are monitored round the clock.

The source said the recently-seized cells led to the discovery of some more of these cells although several of them were known to the Internal State Security Unit at PSS.

The source added it is not a secret that people are called up every now and then, in an explicit message from the security services that they are under surveillance and their communications and even their movements are known.

In response to a question why they are not arrested and prosecuted, the source said the Constitution and the law necessitate physical proofs which are not available because the issue is related to thought, tendencies and sympathy. He stressed these persons are closely monitored, especially their remittances, pointing out that the extension of detention comes as one of the steps to prosecute those with extremist ideology.

The source went on to say that the Interior Ministry, in coordination with the Central Bank and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor, played a significant role in reducing the flow of Kuwaiti funds to terrorist organizations.

He warned that any contact with any terrorist or suspicious organization shall be met with decisive response, indicating there is no room for leniency at the expense of the security of the country and its people The source affirmed the PSS and Criminal Investigations Department have the right to use all their powers to protect the country and its citizens, even the use of firearms if necessary.

Source: Arab Times

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