User who created offensive female asatizah poll deletes account & poll from MeWe platform

It is unclear when exactly the account was deleted.

Tanya Ong | May 30, 2021, 12:05 PM

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An online poll sexualising female religious teachers in Singapore has been removed from social media platform MeWe.

Account deleted

Marketing director of MeWe David Westreich was quoted by The Straits Times (ST) on Sunday (May 30) saying that the poll is no longer on the platform.

Westreich said that their team has investigated this, and found that the user who created it had deleted their account, removing the poll and all of their content in the process.

It was not stated when the account was deleted.

On Friday (May 28), the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) said that they contacted MeWe to remove the poll if it was still on the platform, ST reported. Other social media platforms were also contacted to ensure that the post does not surface there.


The poll was highlighted by Ustaz Muhammad Zahid Mohd Zin in an Instagram post on Wednesday (May 26).

Screenshots of the poll, which questioned which Singapore women asatizah or ustazah (Muslim religious teacher) "should be gang-banged", were circulated online.

A screenshot seen by Mothership showed that there were 12 women asatizah listed in the poll. Two other screenshots seen by Mothership showed pictures and videos of the asatizah compiled in a gallery labelled "ustazah Singapore".

The incident has drawn strong criticism from Muslim religious leaders in Singapore.

The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) also lodged a police report for the authorities to "expedite investigations into the matter and bring the perpetrators to justice". 

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