Entry of ISIS member barred

Published October 1, 2018, 2:58 PM

by Patrick Garcia

By Jun Ramirez

The officers of Bureau of Immigration (BI) at the Clark International Airport (CIA) in Pampanga barred the entry of Pakistani national suspected of being a trainer for the terrorist group Daesh.

Bureau of Immigration (Manila Bulletin)
Bureau of Immigration (Manila Bulletin File Photo)

In a report to Immigration Commissioner Jaime Morente, BI Deputy Commissioner Marc Red Mariñas disclosed that NaeemHussain, 36, was intercepted on Sept. 22 when he arrived aboard Emirates Airlines flight from Dubai.

Hussain was immediately excluded and booked on the first available flight to where he came from.

“He was turned away because he is on our alert list of suspected international terrorists for being an alleged trainer of Daesh,” the BI chief said.

Daesh is also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Members from this group have been waging a fanatical and brutal war against the US and its coalition partners in Iraq and Syriato establish an Islamic caliphate.

It was learned that Hussain has been on the watchlist of the military intelligence community which sought the BI’s help in monitoring the Pakistani’s possible entry or departure from the country.

When interviewed, the passenger claimed that he had been working as a digital designer for the last 16 years and that he traveled to the Philippines to visit his Filipina girlfriend who lives in Olongapo City.

Based on records, the suspect was already denied entry last May when he attempted to enter the country, also from Dubai, via the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).(