On March 25, we ran a story about American preacher, Lou Engle, at the Kingdom Invasion Conference held at the Singapore Expo.
The article questioned why authorities had allowed Mr Engle to speak in Singapore, when he was known for his homophobic and Islamophobic views.
At the conference, we noted that the Christian leader had said, “The Muslims are taking over the south of Spain. But I had a dream, where I will raise up the church all over Spain to push back a new modern Muslim movement.”
Following our article, Cornerstone Community Church lodged a police report against us, claiming that our article was a “scurrilous attack” and that it had a “seditious tendency”.
Just over an hour ago, this same church issued a public apology to the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) on their Facebook page.
The statement, which was signed by Rev. Yang Tuck Yoong, a senior pastor of the church, read: “I stand before you, as the organiser of this conference, to humbly and sincerely apologise for the offence caused to the Muslim community. We acknowledge that Mr Engle was insensitive, and the statement should have been avoided altogether.”
At present, the Ministry of Home Affairs is investigating the claims made against Mr Engle. Police have also requested him to return to Singapore for an interview.