Singapore / 02-04-2017
Singapore Imam apologizes for anti-Jewish comment
The apology by an imam who allegedly made remarks against Christians and Jews is a "positive move" that ought to be taken into consideration, said Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob on Sunday (April 2).
Speaking on the sidelines of a community event in Marsiling, Madam Halimah said: "He apologised, he gathered together all the people from different faiths, and it was a great initiative on his part."
On Sunday morning, he also visited the Maghain Aboth Synagogue on Waterloo Street to apologise for his remarks.
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Accompanied by leaders from several faith groups, he met Rabbi Mordechai Abergel and several members of the Jewish community to convey his apologies.
The Ministry of Home Affairs said Nalla Mohamed Abdul Jameel, a 47-year-old imam from India, will be repatriated.