Lee Kuan Yew Urges Muslims To Be “Less Strict”

Singapore is one of my favourite places and Singaporeans are some of my favourite people. I hope they can keep it together there.

Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew has urged local Muslims to “be less strict on Islamic observances” to aid integration and the city-state’s nation-building process. Singapore has a predominantly Chinese population, with minority races including Muslim Malays and Indians, and Lee has always stressed the importance of racial harmony. “I would say today, we can integrate all religions and races except Islam,” he said in “Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going,” a new book containing his typically frank views on the city-state and its future.

“I think we were progressing very nicely until the surge of Islam came and if you asked me for my observations, the other communities have easier integration — friends, intermarriages and so on…” he stated. “I think the Muslims socially do not cause any trouble, but they are distinct and separate,” Lee added, calling on the community to “be less strict on Islamic observances.”


One thought on “Lee Kuan Yew Urges Muslims To Be “Less Strict”

  1. Good on that man.He should be cloned.
    Keeping the muslims in their place is cultural-religious-freedom of expression and pursuit of happiness thumb of rule 101.


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