6 Mar 2007

Jesus Camp

Below is an article by Reuters which sites a number of individuals proclaiming to be of the Islamic faith 'as a new security threat to the city-state'. The internet therefore seems to be deemed the New BattleField to protect the lives and minds of the Singaporean citizen.

The years I spent in Singapore introduced me to a large number of individuals who hailed from numerous religions. We would engage in debate and very often we found common ground. But there was always one group who wanted to know if I had 'heard the good news'. Having attended various religious schools while growing up I could always answer 'yes of course I have'. Then quickly make my exit. Those who didn't take that as a hint to stop their attempts at converting me usually left feeling a little less certain in their faith.

Singapore may face a plot from those who wish to cause physical harm but there is a deeper and more insidious danger already within its borders. The 'happy-clappers' have been fighting their own ideological battle for decades in many countries. So sighting Islam as the only religion that contains an ideology that runs counter to Singapore's safety is rather simplistic.

If nothing else the Evangelical Church are a threat to Singapore's ambition to socialise children who might one day lead the Scientific Hub that many wish to see.

Jesus Camp below should put a cold chill down your spine...

Spotted on Bad Science

Singapore cites net militia threat
Correspondents in Singapore
MARCH 05, 2007

A BREED of "self-radicalised individuals" who absorbed militant ideas through the internet have emerged as a new security threat to the city-state, Singapore's interior minister said.

Minister for Home Affairs Wong Kan Seng said the government had investigated "a few" Singaporeans who have been influenced by radical Islamic ideas they read from the internet, local media quoted him as saying in parliament.

There are about 6,000 websites in cyberspace promoting militant ideologies, a situation that is breeding a group of "self-radicalised individuals" who can pose a danger to their societies Wong, one of two deputy prime ministers, said.

"The Internal Security Department has investigated a few Singaporeans who had become attracted to terrorist and radical ideas purveyed in the mass media, particularly the internet," he said.

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