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 Post subject: To ban or not to ban foreign religious preachers
PostPosted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:01 pm 
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Singapore's dilemma in dealing with a third of the Malay, Indian Muslim population and migrants. How to appease every religious group and maintain harmony? We should bring back the good old days. Education provided the disadvantaged groups to seek higher education and good jobs. They did not aspire to be jihadists. One would expect that given the strict monitoring and censorship of alternative political views, religious sects that are poisoning minds should be banned.

A professional and learned Malay citizen discusses the balancing act by having a discerning eye.


Blanket banning of foreign religious preachers with respect to Muslims in SG will not solve the problem as the concern is more of the ideology of intolerance & extremism which is & already being promoted by local preachers. What needs to be done:

1) ban foreign preachers who are already known to promote intolerance leading to extremism. Examples of those celebrity preachers popular on social media already banned by our govt include Dr Bilal Philips, Mufti Menk & Dr Zakir Naik who is wanted in India but preaching in M'sia & now in Indonesia. They're popular within those following the Wahabi ideology & we have their followers in SG who have criticised the majority Muslims here practicing Traditional Islam.

2) we need to be selective of foreign universities where we send our SG students to pursue Islamic studies. Those foreign universities known to promote intolerance will have to be put on the ban list as this is not helping when the graduates start to preach when back in SG.

3) we also need to monitor local Islamic preachers who promote intolerance & action taken so that they can't spread their teaching further to manipulate the masses.

4) however, we also need foreign Scholars who respect & reinforce the Traditional Islam practised in SG. Recent example with renowned Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah & Shaykh Hamza Yusuf sharing the application of Islam in SG's context. We also have foreign Scholars who are respected worldwide & teaching similar Traditional Islam practised by SG Muslims. Renowned Scholars include Habib Umar Bin Hafidz & Shaykh Afeefuddin Al Jailani who are much respected by our SG Islamic Scholars.

 Post subject: Re: To ban or not to ban foreign religious preachers
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:31 pm 
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"How to appease every religious group and maintain harmony? "

This is a Pipe Dream.

The only way to have harmony is to ban any religion that has a fascist ideology. If there is a god, he would never advocate killing anyone who does not worship HIM. Such ideologies prove that it was never based on the doctrines of god. A god is for all the people he created, not just for those who worship HIM. That is a false ideology.

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