A police report has been made over remarks made by an imam, who allegedly insulted Christians and Jews during his Friday sermons at a mosque.
In response to TODAY’s queries, a police spokesman said: “The police confirm that a report has been lodged. We are unable to comment further as investigations are ongoing.”
A spokesperson for the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) said it is aware of the case and is assisting the police with their investigations.
In a post uploaded on his Facebook page, A Muslim Convert Once More, the writer, who signed off as Mr Terence Helikaon Nunis, said the imam had made the insulting remarks during his Friday sermons on Jan 6 and Feb 24 at the Masjid Jamae (Chulia) in South Bridge Road.
Mr Nunis also uploaded a video of the imam, who was not identified, giving his sermon on Jan 6.
In his post, uploaded on Feb 24, Mr Nunis said: “We should not encourage this sort of thinking or condone this sort of supplications.”
The Muis spokesperson said: “As part of due process, the individual has been placed on leave whilst investigations are ongoing. Muis takes a very serious view of any behaviour or speech which promotes feelings of enmity, hatred or ill-will between different faith communities.”