IMAM FINED $4K OVER CHARGES OF PROMOTING EMNITY

Imam Nalla Mohamed Abdul Jameel, 47, has been fined $4000 for promoting enmity between different groups on the grounds of religion.

District judge Jasvinder Kaur issued the judgement today in the State Courts.

This comes a month after Home Affairs and Law Minister K. Shanmugam said in Parliament that the police were investigating the imam as well as the actions of the parties involved, including those who filmed and publicised the video.

The controversy had been started when a Muslim netizen, Terence Nunis, uploaded a video of the imam’s sermon. Some netizens who saw the video felt that the imam was taken out of context and blamed Nunis for casting aspersion on the faith.

The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore told reporters that it has assisted police in investigations and that its stance was that there would be no room for discourse promoting intolerance, enmity or violence against other communities.

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