SNA - Lee Kuan Yew Denies Branding Islam as ‘Venomous Religion’

Singapore. Singapore’s outspoken former leader Lee Kuan Yew on Monday denied calling Islam a “venomous religion” after leaked US diplomatic cables set off a furor in the multiracial city-state. One of hundreds of cables from the US embassy in Singapore released last week by the antisecrecy Web site WikiLeaks had Lee as describing Islam as a “venomous religion” in a 2005 meeting with then senator Hillary Clinton. “This is false,” 87-year-old Lee, Singapore’s founding prime minister and elder statesman, said in a statement. Lee said that he looked up a foreign ministry note of the meeting, and “nowhere does it record me describing Islam as ‘venomous,’ nor did I say anything which could have given that impression.” Full story Related: Singapore's Lee denies having called Islam "venomous" - Monsters and Critics Ex-Singapore leader denies Islam slur - The Australian Singapore’s...

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