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Pre-Attack Flags and Indicators of Jihadist Extremism

7-Feb-2018 - 8-Feb-2018


“Pre-Attack Flags and Indicators and the Future of Jihadist Extremism” is specifically developed to provide delegates a strategic understanding of Jihadist Extremism. Delegates will first learn about the history and evolution of Jihadist activities and the buildout of ISIS from 2003 to present. Delegates will also analyse the relevant actors in the current Jihadist Movement.

On day 2, delegates will also gain an insight of Jihadist ideology/mindset where they will examine the 10 indicators of Jihad (Pre-Attack). Most importantly, delegates will identify and execute the appropriate counter-terrorism strategies/ approach while anticipating the future of Jihad in Southeast Asia.

What you will learn from this workshop:

  • Comprehensive understanding of the pre-attack indicators of terrorism.

  • History of Jihad and its evolution into modern society.

  • Mechanics and nuances of the Jihadist ideology and mindset.

  • History of ISIS and its anticipated future state.

  • ISIS foreign fighter flow as it relates to Asia.

Who will attend

Counterterrorism/Law Enforcement, Risk Managers, Security Managers, Counterterrorism Policy Makers.


A former informant and now expert with experience in radicalisation, deradicalisation, countering violent extremism (CVE), National security and Counter-terrorism. Course Trainer was born and raised in Canada, growing up with two conflicting and competing cultures. At the age of 19, he went to India and Pakistan where he had a chance encounter with the Taliban before their takeover of Afghanistan in 1995.  Course Trainer became fully radicalised as a supporter of the global Jihadist culture, recruiting others but the 9/11 attacks forced to him reconsider his views. He spent 2 years in Syria, continuing his study of Arabic and Islamic Studies and went through a period of full deradicalisation.

Returning to Canada in 2004, he was recruited by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) and worked several CLASSIFIED infiltration operations on the internet, in chat-protected forums and on the ground with human networks.  In late 2005, one of those intelligence files moved to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (INSET) for investigation. The "Toronto 18" terrorism case resulted in the conviction of 11 aspiring violent extremists after testifying over 4 years, in 5 legal hearings at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice.

Course Trainer has since obtained a Master of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism (MPICT). He is now an external SME (Subject Matter Expert) on national security and counterterrorism to the Command Staff of CENTCOM, the United Nations Security Council & Counter Terrorism Executive Directorate and trains police, intelligence and special operations forces on relevant topics. He has appeared on multiple U.S., British and Canadian media outlets (CNN, CBC, ABC and NBC) as a commentator and is extensively involved with the ISIS social media and Foreign Fighter file, including Returnees and rehabilitation.

Case Studies

Case studies specific to SEA realm will be discussed in the workshop. 



Media Partners:


The Asia Pacific Security Magazine is published bi-monthly with a strong support for industry exhibition and conference events within the Asia Pacific region. It is available online to read by all and distributed to leading industry decision makers and a subscriber database. 

The Australian Security Magazine is the country’s leading government and corporate security magazine. Printed bi-monthly, the magazine is distributed at leading industry conferences, and to many of the biggest decision makers in the security industry and sold in selected stores. It is a highly respected and sought after publication, incorporating investigative journalism, provoking editorial and up-to-date news, trends and events for all Australasian security professionals.  


The Malaysia Security Magazine is the region’s newest government and corporate security magazine to be published quarterly and distributed free of charge at leading industry events. As a My Security Media publication the magazine will incorporate investigative journalism, provoking editorial and up-to-date news, trends and events for all ASEAN security professionals.  

Please note that in 2018 MSM will be re-branded to become the Southeast Asia Security Magazine (SASM). 




Interested to be part of this training?

Please contact us at hello@q8asia.com.sg to discuss your requirements.


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392, Havelock Road,

Singapore 169663

T: (65) 6733 0880 

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