The Liberal Islam movement in this region is not new. It is inevitable that the rise of Muslim radicalism and the subsequent founding of the Liberal Islam Network (JIL) in Indonesia in 2001 has emboldened those in Singapore with similar liberal leanings & ideology.
In the past, a few Muslims have publicly or privately aired their concerns about the spread of liberal Islam. And certainly our religious scholars (asatizah) would have done so many times in their various social circles & organizations.
One example is this open letter written in 2009 which has been available in the public domain for many years alerting key Muslim leaders about a group of well-educated Muslims from thereadinggroup.sg advocating liberal Islam. (*Some names have been hidden to protect their privacy)
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