22 June 2017
The anti-Muslim terror attack earlier this week in London could be a harbinger of similar incidents globally, including in Singapore where mosques could be threatened, analysts said.
Terrorism expert Jasminder Singh told TODAY that it would not be surprising to see the IS and other jihadist groups taking advantage of the London mosque strike for their own propaganda purposes.
“This kind of an attack fits into their narrative, and the IS has mastered the art to use instances such as this to their benefit. It feeds into their doctrine of al-wala’ wa-l bara’, which is premised on the doctrine that non-Muslims are by default enemies of Islam and Muslims,” said Mr Singh, a senior analyst at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.
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Last updated on 28/06/2017