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Singaporean authorities have announced yesterday that officials had barred a popular Indonesian Muslim cleric from entering their country due to his allegedly extremist teachings. Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs claims in a statement that the Abdul Somad Batubara, has called suicide bombings “legitimate” and “martyrdom” in the context of the Israel-Palestine conflict. The MHA also claims that the cleric has preached that people of other religions, specifically Christians, are ‘infidel jinn’, or infidel spirits. He has reportedly called non-Muslims ‘kafirs,’ another word for infidels. But in a video on his Youtube channel, Somad reportedly said that immigration officials did not […]

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