STATEMENT BY MUFTI MENK
I am deeply touched by the outpouring of care and support since the incident in Singapore, where my permit to speak at a conference was not approved.
I was informed just over a week before the event that the speaking permit did not come through. The organizers told me they would make an appeal. I travelled to Singapore nonetheless and on the eve of the event, the appeal was unsuccessful.
I did not attend the conference and left that night for Sri Lanka.
In the interim, many things have been said about me and rumours have been flying around. Many are factually wrong.
As these comments have reached international audiences, I have no choice but to react to this and to explore my legal options. I am not interested in monetary compensation. I just want to stop the baseless allegations which I believe have been made to harm my reputation.
I have never preached anything but peace. My work is up on public platforms for all to see.
I have been speaking in Singapore since 2012 and I am looking forward to going back there for future talks. I want to thank all of you for your love and concern.
May the Almighty protect and guide us all. Aameen
Source: Mufti Ismail Menk