Lee Kuan Yew: ‘we can integrate all religions and races except Islam’

Singaporeans pay last respects to Lee Kuan Yew

Tens of thousands line streets to witness elaborate state funeral for country’s first PM and founding father.

 Lee Kuan Yew wrote in his book Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going, that Muslim integration in Singapore is failing.


All his political life, Lee Kuan Yew was aware of the need to keep the Muslim population in check. The laws he had passed, the regulations he enforced, were directed in large part to that end. He knew about Muslim efforts to convert others, and he made sure that any convert had to immediately register with the government, so such efforts could be monitored, and then countered, by the government. A study of all the ways that Lee Kuan Yew dealt with Muslims, and took careful note of, and combatted, their natural aggressiveness and steady machinations, would be instructive for Western leaders, who have the same problem. (Hugh Fitzgerald)

Singapore set to honour founding father Lee Kuan Yew
Tens of thousands expected to line streets during elaborate state funeral for Singapore’s first prime minister.