31 Dec '17, 12pm

Islamophobia growing around the world, Singapore must keep it out of the country: Shanmugam

SINGAPORE: Islamophobia in many parts of the world is “developing to a greater degree now”, it is unacceptable and it increases the risk of violence, said Home Affairs Minister K Shanmugam. “In many countries, we see it in elections, you see parties which advocate that – winning a substantial amount of votes – obviously it is having a substantial impact on populations. We also see it in Asia,” Mr Shanmugam told reporters on the sidelines of a constituency event at Canberra Drive. “I have been worried about it for some time but I think it is developing to a greater degree now.” “Islamophobia is bad in itself. It is unacceptable. And it also increases the risk of violence both from terrorists who kill in the name of Islam, and from those who want to attack Muslims,” warned Mr Shanmugam, who is also Law Minister. He noted that Islamophobia is a result of a deep misunderstandi...

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