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S'pore teen detained under ISA: Wake-up call for Christian community

The recent detention of a 16-year-old Protestant Christian boy for plotting terror attacks against Muslims should stir Christians to face up to the extremist fringe of Christian ideologies and take steps to counter them

President of NCCS Reverend Keith Lai (second from left) meeting the Mufti of Singapore Dr Nazirudin Mohd Nasir (second from right) with other Christian and Muslim leaders, on Jan 28, 2021.ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG

Over dinner with the author of a book on Christian-Muslim relations this week, I ask Ms See Guat Kwee if she was surprised at news that a 16-year-old Protestant Christian boy had been detained for plotting terror attacks on mosques.

Ms See’s 2019 book – Christian-Muslim Relations In Singapore From Independence To Post 9/11 – is based on her master’s thesis at Hartford Seminary, a well-known institute for advancing Christian-Muslim understanding in the United States. 

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