The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) has come out saying that Imam Nalla Mohamed Abdul Jameel's remarks against Christians and Jews have no place in today's Singapore where all communities live in peace and harmony.
MUIS said that Imam Nalla's comments caused confusion and suspicion among non-Muslims and had damaged the image of Islam and Muslims in Singapore. Even within the Singapore-Muslim community, it has caused some disquiet.
They explained that the Imam added in a supplication in which he sought God's help against the Jews and Christians and this was not a divine message from the Quran but from a text which originated in his village back in India. MUIS cautioned against using supplications written by past religious scholars which live in a different era and circumstance.
Singapore's Mufti Dr Fatris Bakaram hoped that this incident is a reminder to use social media with wisdom and abab (ethics and civility).