30 January 2018
Some Muslims, including parents and clerics, have raised concerns about a few children’s books being sold in Singapore, saying their content could be misunderstood by impressionable young readers and steer them towards violence and extremism.
Dr Mohamed Ali, an assistant professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), was concerned that Muslim militant groups could make use of the narratives in such books.
He said: “Without proper guidance, young people can develop a sense of exclusivism and if left unchecked again, exclusivism could lead to extremism and extremism could lead to terrorism.”
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