This evening, I joined the Iftar at Khadijah Mosque.
I was asked by the media about the Orlando shooting incident. I said: The motives of the gunman are not yet clear. Investigations are continuing. But it looks like the gay community has been targeted. This is unacceptable. Violence against any group and any form is not acceptable. Here, the Government will act decisively, if there is threat or violence against anyone or any group.
The Government’s duty is to protect everyone. Their race, their religion, their sexual orientation – these are not relevant in terms of the Government’s duty to protect. We have a duty to protect everyone. And I think in this incident, (it) again highlights the threat of terror, whether it’s targeted at religious groups or whether it’s targeted at specific people, individuals. And we, as Singaporeans, have to come together, unite together to fight this terror.
The Iftar was organised by the Religious Rehabilitation Group (RRG).