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Singapore to consider having an Islamic college: Dr Yaacob

Singapore to consider having an Islamic college: Dr Yaacob SINGAPORE — Minister for Communications and Information Yaacob Ibrahim raised the possibility of setting up an Islamic college in Singapore to train a new generation of religious teachers who understand Singapore’s multi-racial and multi-religious context. Dr Yaacob, who is also Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, told community leaders at a Hari Raya ... Read More »

Malaysia’s ‘Islam’ has negative impact on Singapore, says lecturer

Malaysia’s ‘Islam’ has negative impact on Singapore, says lecturer Malaysia’s brand of Islam has a negative impact on its neighbour across the causeway, a Singaporean academic said today. Dr Nawab Osman, from Nanyang Technology University, said a puritanical mindset and intolerance has begun to seep into Singapore and Malaysia was one of the contributing factors. “Singapore is where Malaysia was ... Read More »

PM Lee: Singapore needs a multi-racial elected president

PM Lee: Singapore needs a multi-racial elected president After consulting the Attorney-General, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the racial provisions will apply from Dr Wee Kim Wee’s term. As the presidents after that were Chinese, Indian and Chinese, this means a reserved election for a Malay candidate will be due next year. This is because based on the hiatus-triggered ... Read More »

AMOS YEE SLAMS ISLAM AGAIN, BACK TO HIS TROLLING WAYS

AMOS YEE SLAMS ISLAM AGAIN, BACK TO HIS TROLLING WAYS As you can see, Amos is unrepentent and continues to attack Islam and its followers. How many times must he be jailed before he understands what the word ‘sedition’ means? Amos just does not get it that his aggressive promotion of atheism will not work in conservative Singapore. The more ... Read More »

Indonesian Women and Local Politics: Islam, Gender and Networks in Post-Suharto Indonesia

Indonesian Women and Local Politics: Islam, Gender and Networks in Post-Suharto Indonesia In an important social change, female Muslim political leaders in Java have enjoyed considerable success in direct local elections following the fall of Suharto in Indonesia. Indonesian Women and Local Politics shows that Islam, gender, and social networks have been decisive in their political victories. Islamic ideas concerning ... Read More »

Emergence of political Islam puts Indonesian president to a test

Emergence of political Islam puts Indonesian president to a test JAKARTA – As the ranks of protesters thickened in central Jakarta on Dec. 2, turning into Indonesia’s biggest mass demonstration since the end of authoritarian rule in 1998, President Joko Widodo grappled with a dilemma: should he join the rally or stay away? Recounting what happened behind the scenes that ... Read More »

Religion in Singapore

Religion in Singapore Religion in Singapore is characterised by a diversity of religious beliefs and practices due to its diverse ethnic mix of peoples originating from various countries. Most major religious denominations are present in Singapore. A 2014 analysis by the Pew Research Center found Singapore to be the world’s most religiously diverse nation.[2] The most followed religion is Buddhism, ... Read More »

Muslim leaders denounce extremism after 27 arrested for terror links

Muslim leaders denounce extremism after 27 arrested for terror links SINGAPORE: Muslim leaders in Singapore on Wednesday (Jan 20) denounced extremism, following the arrests of 27 Bangladeshi nationals for terror links, and said authorities are stepping up efforts to prevent radical teachings from taking root in the community. The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) said it has been working ... Read More »

Website on Islamic knowledge and advice launched for young adults

Website on Islamic knowledge and advice launched for young adults SINGAPORE – A one-stop web portal for Muslims to access Islamic knowledge and advice from accredited religious teachers was launched on Sunday (May 29). The first of its kind website, called LearnIslam.sg, is targeted at young adults. It was unveiled by Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Yaacob Ibrahim at the Al ... Read More »

Religion, terrorism and threats to Singapore, the region

Religion, terrorism and threats to Singapore, the region Politics and events in the Middle East have made the region fertile ground for terrorism, Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam said at a symposium by RSIS’ Studies in Inter-Religious Relations in Plural Societies Programme yesterday. Below is an edited excerpt of his speech. Over the last few decades in this ... Read More »