CALLS FOR RESOLVE AND UNITY AMID SADNESS
"These vile attacks were caused by misguided people who commit atrocities and violence blemishing the name of Islam, a religion that places great emphasis on the sanctity of human lives. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the innocent victims and their families."
- Dr Mohamed Fatris Bakaram, Mufti of Singapore
"All these incidents make our resolve stronger to fight against terrorism. This is a time when all religions and races should come together to achieve this goal."
- Dr Karunanithy Ramasamy, vice-chairman of the Telok Blangah Inter-Racial and Religious Confidence Circle (IRCC)
"We are saddened by these senseless attacks and killings of innocent lives in so many places. But this is a time when civilised people, as religious or secular people, should come together to affirm to one another that we are one family, and we should support one another through this challenging time. We share the same humanity: the universal values of respect, tolerance, diversity, freedom of choice and dignity. We should be united and uniting; build bridges and not walls, and work for peace."
- Reverend Gabriel Liew, pastor of Kampong Kapor Methodist Church
"The Muslim community shares the sadness created by all the recent attacks. We condemn these acts and it is sad that they were done in the name of religion. In Singapore, there is no room for this to happen. We share the grief and should continue to remain united and have greater understanding of one another."
- Mr Naseer Ghani, vice-chairman of the West Coast IRCC