Police report lodged over remarks made by imam on Christians and Jews

Police report lodged over remarks made by imam on Christians and Jews

The imam at Masjid Jamae (Chulia) reportedly made the remarks at two Friday sermons.

A Muslim Convert Once More

SINGAPORE: A police report has been lodged over an imam's remarks on Christians and Jews, police confirmed on Tuesday (Feb 28).

A video posted on the Facebook page A Muslim Convert Once More, purportedly shows the imam making the comments in his Friday sermon on Jan 6. The poster, who signed off as Terence Helikoan Nunis, said the imam asked for "victory" over Christians and Jews and mentioned the same on Feb 24.

Mr Nunis wrote: "Islam is not at war with people of other faiths ... This is an unbecoming relic of a different age. We should not encourage this sort of thinking or condone this sort of supplications."

Police said investigations are ongoing and that they were unable to comment further on the case.

IMAM HAS BEEN PLACED ON LEAVE: MUIS

In response to queries from Channel NewsAsia, the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) said it is aware of the case and is assisting police with investigations.

"As part of due process, the individual has been placed on leave whilst investigations are ongoing," it said.

"MUIS takes a very serious view of any behaviour or speech which promotes feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different faith communities."

Source: CNA/xk

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