Statement on Prohibited Publication

24 June 2021 

1. The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) has assessed the publication Menyingkap Rahsia Tentera Elit Briged Izzuddin Al-Qassam: Generasi Muda Perindu Syahid (Uncovering the secrets of the Izz Ad-Din Al Qassam Brigades Elite Force: The Young Generation of Seekers of Martyrdom) and has found that it carries problematic ideas by encouraging armed jihad, and that such persons would be guaranteed bountiful rewards from God. Muis also notes that the publication was a contributing factor in the radicalisation of 20-year-old Amirull bin Ali, who was detained under the Internal Security Act in March 2021.

2. Muis would like to urge the community to be wary of such publications, and the views and thinking behind them. The promotion of extremist religious views and ideologies that promote violence, enmity and distrust are not the values of Islam or the Singapore Muslim Community.