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Centre launched to counter misinterpretations of Islam

The Resource and Counselling Centre launched by President Tony Tan Keng Yam will strengthen the resilience of the community against radical ideology in Singapore.

SINGAPORE: A Resource and Counselling Centre (RCC) that aims to counter misinterpretations of Islam in Singapore was officially opened on Friday (July 11).

The centre is located within Khadijah Mosque, and run by the Religious Rehabilitation Group. It was launched by President Tony Tan Keng Yam this evening.

RCC will boost the competencies and knowledge of the Religious Rehabilitation Group's members in the areas of terrorist rehabilitation and counter-ideology, and will also help academics and professionals build a global network of moderate Islamic scholars and practitioners.

Speaking at the launch, Dr Tan said the centre will strengthen the resilience of the community against radical ideology.

This would nurture an environment where extremist ideas are not allowed to take root in the community, he added. 

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