Kuwaiti Student Jailed for ISIS Connection and Bombing

Kuwaiti Student Jailed for ISIS Connection and Bombing

KUWAIT CITY, May 9: The Juvenile Court, headed by Judge Fahad Al-Awadi, sentenced a Grade 10 student to five years in prison for joining the banned organization — Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and attempting to bomb a Husseiniya in Mubarak Al-Kabeer; while it acquitted him of harming the country’s interests. In the last session, the student denied taking any step to implement his plan and that he had no explosives in his possession; stressing he did not move to the implementation stage.

The Juvenile Protection Department in the Public Prosecution had earlier charged the accused based on his activities from January 2023 to Feb 20, 2024; indicating he harmed national interests by joining a banned group whose purpose is to spread principles aimed at demolishing the country’s basic systems and attacking its social and economic systems, in addition to encouraging others to join the group. He published information about the terrorist organization on the Internet and other means of information technology, through which he promoted the group’s ideas and showed how to manufacture explosive devices and other tools used in terrorist acts.

On the social networking program — Telegram, he posted a call for embracing the doctrine of ISIS, aiming to demolish the basic systems in Kuwait and attack its social and economic systems. He was trained to make explosives with the intention to use them to blow up Quds Mosque in Mubarak Al-Kabeer. He used any means to express thought, hatred and contempt for one group — the Shiites; thereby, inciting sectarian strife. He spread ideas calling for the superiority of one religious sect over another and acts of violence against the other sect. He published and circulated visual and audio materials on various social media platforms (Telegram and ), including anything that could lead to committing acts of violence against that sect. He publicly attacked and criticized the rights, authority and character of HH the Amir in a public place, as well as the social networking program Snapchat.

By Jaber Al-Hamoud
Al-Seyassah/Arab Times Staff

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