Prompted by a Malay-language incitement and photos of armed jihadis posted on Facebook by an Islamic State (IS/ISIS) account, southeast Asia IS supporters urged Malaysians to fight the Thai government.
A message urging the Patani people in Malaysia to join the South Thailand insurgency, promoting holy war and the establishment of an Islamic state was posted to Facebook.
The Islamic State (IS) focused on Marawi in the third episode of its "Inside the Caliphate" [من الداخل] series, highlighting fighters' perseverance against Philippine soldiers and American and Australian aircraft, and calling on Muslims in the region to come and fight.
A jihadist promoted jihad in Thailand while demanding that Muslims throughout East Asia including those in Japan, Singapore, and South Korea, rise against their governments and expand the “provinces” of the Islamic State (IS).
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri addressed an audio speech to Muslims in East Asia, promoting his group and its ideology and goals over that espoused by the Islamic State (IS), and urged they contribute to jihad.
The Anonymous hacking collective, along with a group called the “Thailand F5 Cyber Army,” have targeted Thailand for cyber attacks as part of the “#OpSingleGateway” campaign and allegedly hacked the government-owned CAT Telecom, obtaining “1000s of customer login[s].”
The Global Islamic Media Front (GIMF) distributed a video on behalf of the “Voice of Jihad in Nusantara,” showing an interview with radical Indonesian cleric Abu Bakr Bashir.