Posted by: becketfund | August 17, 2009

Singapore: President Warns that Aggressive Proselytism Threatens Peace

SINGAPORE – In his National Day speech on August 16 President Lee Hsien Loong warned that “aggressive preaching” by religious groups and attempts at conversion threatened the nation’s stability, citing the example of a Christian couple jailed in early 2009 for distributing religious pamphlets deemed offensive to adherents by other faiths, the AP reported on August 17.  President Lee said that in Singapore: “The most visceral and dangerous fault line is race and religion.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Categories

%d bloggers like this: