Singapore bans Islamic scholar Mufti Menk’s entry into country for ‘promoting religious discord’

Source: Dawn

Singapore has banned Islamic preacher and scholar Mufti Ismail Menk from entering the city-state, saying that his views promote religious discord, reported Al Jazeera on Tuesday.

Menk, who hails from Zimbabwe and has more than two million followers on Twitter, as well as Haslin bin Baharim, a Malaysian scholar, were barred from entering Singapore by the government ahead of their lectures on a “halal cruise” scheduled for late November, said the article.

According to Al Jazeera, Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement that its decision to reject Menk’s application for a short-term work pass stemmed from his “segregationist and divisive teachings”, also alleging that Baharim promoted “disharmony between Muslims and non-Muslims”.

“[Their views] are unacceptable in the context of Singapore’s multi-racial and multi-religious society,” the ministry was quoted as saying byAl Jazeera. “They will not be allowed to get around the ban by preaching instead on cruise ships which operate to and from Singapore.”


Categories: Asia, Singapore

1 reply

  1. Million Muslims have been folliwing the extremist clerics.
    These Muslims extremist are the seed of terrorist. Hopefully every country follows Singapore to ban every Extremist cleric to give preach to public.
    These extremist Clerics follow a violent Hadith to spread hatred toward Christian, Jews etc

    Sahih Muslim 33—”I have been commanded to fight against people till they testify that there is no god but Allah”

    This hadith is agsint the tenet of Islam even the so-call Hahih Muslim Hadith ,

    Let Ahmadiyyah declare publicly that Hadith is FALSE.

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