Malaysian Mahmud Ahmad is thought to be the new “emir” of pro-IS fighters in Southeast Asia. He once trained with al-Qaeda and was then a lecturer at the Islamic Studies faculty at the University of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Handout Malaysian Mahmud Ahmad is thought to be the new “emir” of pro-IS fighters in Southeast Asia. He once trained with al-Qaeda and was then a lecturer at the Islamic Studies faculty at the University of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Handout
Malaysian Mahmud Ahmad is thought to be the new “emir” of pro-IS fighters in Southeast Asia. He once trained with al-Qaeda and was then a lecturer at the Islamic Studies faculty at the University of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Handout

Malaysian teacher Mahmud Ahmad seen as new ‘emir’ of pro-Islamic State militants in Southeast Asia

Institute of Policy Analysis and Conflict said he controlled recruitment and financing and was the contact for foreigners wanting to join the fight in the Philippines or with IS in the Middle East

Topic |   Islamic militancy
Malaysian Mahmud Ahmad is thought to be the new “emir” of pro-IS fighters in Southeast Asia. He once trained with al-Qaeda and was then a lecturer at the Islamic Studies faculty at the University of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Handout Malaysian Mahmud Ahmad is thought to be the new “emir” of pro-IS fighters in Southeast Asia. He once trained with al-Qaeda and was then a lecturer at the Islamic Studies faculty at the University of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Handout
Malaysian Mahmud Ahmad is thought to be the new “emir” of pro-IS fighters in Southeast Asia. He once trained with al-Qaeda and was then a lecturer at the Islamic Studies faculty at the University of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. Photo: Handout
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