The Orlando killing is getting too close for comfort. The motive, other than being a part of the ISIS world wide terror war against the infidels, this one is more specific. It was about the gays, the LGBT that they have very little tolerance for. And we just had a rousing gay party in Hong Lim Park, a great success, with many corporate sponsors, some foreign and getting on the nerves of the govt. No, the govt was edgy for different reasons until the Orlando shooting.
Now the govt has a legitimate reason to raise the alarm. The Pink Dot Party could be another terrorist target for sure. Shanmugam said, ‘te madness is not going to stop and Singapore must be prepared to respond “hard and fast” if such acts hit home.’ Uh, to respond hard and fast if it happens? Better make sure it does not happen. When it happens, say at a Pink Dot Party in Hong Lim with 20,000 people, no joke. The carnage could be worse than in Orlando and the news will be in the front page and centre spread of all the media in the world.
What is the govt going to do about it? The internet threat to the govt’s computer system is leading to a ban on civil servants from frolicking in the net. Would there be a ban on gay gatherings here? And how would the LGBT group reacts to such a ban? Or would it be another case of it would not happen here, like the Bangla terrorist cells?
Would anything change here after Orlando? Or would thing be as per normal?
The tactics of the ISIS is to attract lone wolf terrorists that are self radicalized through the net to attack whoever they want to attack, the infidels. These are highly unpredictable individuals that could be the best of friends, a model citizens but turned rogue overnight. There is just no way of telling who’s who. The danger is clear and present.
Shanmugam has called for all Singaporeans to come together as a nation and to be prepared against terrorist attacks. That is easy. The difficult part is that half of the population is foreigners. How to educate them and bring them together as a nation? Maybe that is a non issue as all the foreigners coming here are good foreigners and would not attack Singapore and Singaporeans even if they are terrorists. They all have a soft spot for Singapore. Singapore is so good to them.
The danger comes from Singaporeans that are easily radicalized, not foreigners. See, so far no foreigners have tried to attack Singapore. Singapore is safe from foreigner terrorists?