That’s what this man, B Lim, is advocating.
A business consultant for Canon who holds a post-grad diploma from the National Institute of Education, Lim was commenting in the Facebook group We are against Pink Dot in Singapore.
He said “I am a Singapore Citizen. I am a NSman. I am a father. And I swore to protect my nation. Give me the permission to open fire. I would like to see these xxxx die for their causes.”
This comes as a real shooting took place in the US state of Florida, in which a gunman stormed a gay club and killed 50 people.
Some fear that people like Lim might carry out their threats in real life, or that comments like those uttered by Lim might spur others to perform such executions.
Said Audi Khalid:
“It is unnerving to think that, with comments like this, someone can simply walk up into our local gay bars and clubs in Neil Road, or at any of our massive gay parties, with the intention of serious hurt or murder. For whatever little is left of sanity in this world, this can NOT be tolerated. Not in Singapore. Not anywhere else.”
Hate speech is hardly tolerated in Singapore, and the government has shown that is prepared to adopt a no-nonsense stance even against online chatter.
Teenager Amos Yee was given jail time for trying to provoke discord with his vulgar online rant against Christians.
Socio-political website The Real Singapore was also shut down because of stories which it fabricated which were perceived to stoke racial disharmony.