The keys to building resilience against lone wolf attacks

Legal measures aside, families, educators and religious communities all have a part to play in fighting extremism and religious intolerance

While Singaporeans may be troubled by the recent incident, we can take comfort from the strengths of our prevailing approach to handling such issues. PHOTO: ST FILE

The revelation of the nefarious plot by a 16-year-old Christian Singaporean detained under the Internal Security Act (ISA) is bound to have shaken many Singaporeans. It would also have caused some serious soul-searching.

Undoubtedly Muslims, especially those who frequent Assyafaah Mosque and Yusof Ishak Mosque, would have been devastated that sanctuaries where they found strength could well have been sites of slaughter.

Already a subscriber? 

Read the full story and more at $9.90/month

Get exclusive reports and insights with more than 500 subscriber-only articles every month

Unlock these benefits

  • All subscriber-only content on ST app and

  • Easy access any time via ST app on 1 mobile device

  • E-paper with 2-week archive so you won't miss out on content that matters to you

Join ST's Telegram channel and get the latest breaking news delivered to you.