Tag Archives: Syria

U.S ALLIES DESTROY ISIS TARGETS, KILL AL-NUSRA FRONT LEADER

“The strength of this coalition makes it clear to the world that this is not America’s fight alone,” Obama said before leaving Washington for the United Nations General Assembly in New York. “We’re going to do what’s necessary to take the fight to this terrorist group, for the security of the country and the region and for the entire world.”

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NON-MUSLIMS RELIGIOUS GROUPS DONATE TO SYRIAN REFUGEES IN TURKEY

Singapore Buddhist Lodge and the Taoist Federation of Singapore — have made a donation of an undisclosed amount to help Syrian refugees in Turkey. They are the latest non-Muslim religious organisations to step forward, after Abbot Venerable Sik Kwang Sheng from Bright Hill Temple pledged support for the Aid to Syrian Refugees in Turkey (ASRIT) initiative last month. ASRIT is a joint initiative by two Muslim organisations, SimplyIslam and the Muslim Expatriates Network.

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Syria and Singapore: A Worrying Connection

“One reason is that they believe in the end-of-the-world prophecy and that Muslims must join their brothers in Syria. “Another reason is they are not well-educated in the Islamic knowledge. So they believe that Jihadist cause in Syria is an obligation for all Muslims. “You know, Muslim Singaporeans live in a democratic and free environment. When they see what they consider to be the oppression of Muslims in Syria, they get sentimental and they want to defend their religion.” “This is a civil war. It has nothing to do with religion. It is Muslim fighting Muslim. Muslim Singaporeans must understand it is not the Muslim obligation to join this war.”

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DPM TEO: SG WOMAN AND HER CHILDREN FIGHTING IN SYRIA

The conflict in Syria now in its third year is a security concern for many countries, including Singapore, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean told Parliament on Wednesday. The Government already knows of Singaporeans who have gone there to take part in the conflict or who have plans to do so, he added. He revealed that a Singaporean woman is believed to have gone to Syria with her foreign husband and their two teenage children.

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PAS leader Ustaz Lotfi Ariffin among Malaysian jihadists in Syria

PAS Dewan Ulama member and Kedah PAS Youth information chief Ustaz Lotfi Ariffin has been identified as one of the Malaysians who have travelled to Syria to join a militant movement. An investigation by The Star found that Lotfi has openly uploaded photographs and video clip of himself in social media while his supporters have also blogged about his exploits.

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DPM Teo why did you grant a radical Singapore citizenship?

From what I see, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to become a supermarket manager. I gather that he must have been a PR for a few years before you granted him citizenship. Was he working as a supermarket manager when he was a PR? Why can’t this job be done by our own Singaporeans in the first place? Why let foreigners come into Singapore to even take such jobs and forcing our own people to end up as taxi drivers? I know of many Singaporean taxi drivers are willing to switch jobs if they can be paid $2-3K a month doing a 9 to 5 job. Given a choice, they won’t want to drive 12-14 hours a day, 7 days a week, just to earn that $2-3K.

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NEW SINGAPORE CITIZEN TRAVELS TO SYRIA TO UNDERTAKE VIOLENCE

A Singaporean man is being investigated for allegedly going to Syria "with the intention to undertake violence" in the ongoing armed conflict there, said the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in a media statement on Saturday. Haja Fakkurudeen Usman Ali, a 37-year-old supermarket manager, is a former Indian national who obtained his Singapore citizenship in 2008. A member of the public informed the authorities of his alleged travel to Syria after he had already left Singapore.

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