He sought to legitimise suicide bombings in his preachings, and in addition publicly referred to non-Muslims as infidels, the ministry mentioned.
“Whereas Somad had tried to enter Singapore ostensibly for a social go to, the Singapore authorities takes a severe view of any individuals who advocate violence and/or espouse extremist and segregationist teachings,” it added.
Somad – who has a big social media following in Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation – mentioned on YouTube that officers gave him no rationalization as to why he was denied entry.
“It’s important to clarify to our communities, why did your nation, why did your authorities reject us?” he mentioned.
Indonesia’s ulema Council, the nation’s prime Muslim clerical physique, reacted angrily to the incident. “What’s it with Singapore? Did he ever harm Singapore? I don’t assume so,” Sudarnoto Abdul Hakim, a council official, instructed CNN Indonesia.
The Indonesian embassy in Singapore has additionally contacted town state’s international ministry to hunt additional particulars.