Minister Masagos Zulkifli responds to those who defend acts of terror

A woman holds up a sign during a vigil in front of the French Consulate General in San Francisco, California.
A woman holds up a sign during a vigil in front of the French Consulate General in San Francisco, California.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - Minister for Environment and Water Resources Masagos Zulkifli has responded to those who blame the French for the massacre in Paris.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, he noted that some have construed the terror attacks as "a consequence of the misdeeds of the West".

Calling Islam a religion of peace, the minister said: "In not condemning acts that are themselves anti Islam we confuse ourselves what it means to be the witness of the religion of peace against becoming a people who must pay every misdeed with killings and damage."

Here is his post in full: