20 November 2015
Will Singaporeans be able to pull together in an event of a terrorist attack on home soil?
Will we lapse into a state of paranoia and suspicion directed at our next-door neighbours?
France has been struggling to band together, with pockets of Islamophobia evident, after Paris saw 129 people killed last Friday in a terrorist attack, which terror group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has claimed responsibility for.
But most experts here say that Singaporeans are better equipped to handle the aftermath of such an attack.
… Professor Rohan Gunaratna of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies noted Singapore’s strong social fabric because of policies promoting multi-racial and multi-culturalism from a young age.
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Last updated on 23/11/2015