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Islamic group launches centre to help counter extremist ideologies

Published on Jul 11, 2014 8:00 PM

SINGAPORE - A group formed by Islamic scholars and teachers to counsel radical jihadists launched a resource centre on Friday to share information on its work in countering religious extremism and terrorism threats in Singapore.

The Religious Rehabilitation Group (RRG) has set up a resource and counselling centre, the first of its kind here and a one-stop reference centre for religious teachers, researchers and the community.

The centre housed in Khadijah Mosque in Geylang will have a gallery showcasing the work of RRG, training and workshop facilities, and counselling rooms.

President Tony Tan Keng Yam, who officiated the centre's opening, said it is an "important step towards providing a persuasive countervailing voice against the extremist narratives" in the public domain.

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