Singapore far from Islamophobic in barring entry of Indonesian preacher

Abdul Somad's followers claim it is Singapore's prejudice against Islam that was behind his entry ban. That flies in the face of the Government's record on matters of religion and extremism.

Protesters in Indonesia demonstrating against Singapore’s denial of entry to Indonesian preacher Abdul Somad last week. PHOTO: TWITTER ACCOUNT OF M. ZULKARNAIN
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The Singapore Government's decision to deny Indonesian preacher Abdul Somad entry into the country has created a stir among netizens in both countries.

Last week, the religious teacher was stopped from entering Singapore with his family and friends.

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