Yesterday, the Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council held a protest on Dublin’s O’Connell Street against atrocities committed in the name of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
During the protest, the protesters specifically condemned the killing of three Irish citizens in Tunisia last month.
Reporting on the protest in the Irish Times this morning, Patsy McGarry writes:
A document entitled Irish Muslim Declaration of Peace and Guide to Prevent Radicalisation was launched at the protest by Dr al-Qadri, who is the founder and chief executive of the IMPIC.
He spoke of an incident that had happened at a mosque on Saturday involving members of IMPIC. “In one particular mosque a group of our Council were distributing our flyers for today [when] one of our members was physically assaulted by another Muslim person,” he said. “Some three individuals said ‘We are Isis, are you going to protest against us?’.”
He said, “It tells us, Yes there is a small percentage, even though maybe it is only 100, but we as Muslims must condemn them and we must not remain silent . . . because these people are like an infection, are like a cancer.
“If you will remain silent you will let them come into the mosque and you will let them speak to the youth . . . They will spread the cancer of extremism to the Muslim youth.”
Previously: Free Sunday?
Meanwhile, in today’s Irish Daily Star…
John Coulter writes:
What an accolade it would be for Ireland if our STEM students and scientists developed the mustard gas needed to be dropped in ISIS strongholds.
Think of the number of tourists who could return to sun traps without any fear of Islamic radicals.
More importantly, think of the number of jobs which could be created in Ireland for Irish people who develop these mustard gas weapons to exterminate ISIS?
An Irish biological weapons industry would also help combat the brain drain of our best young geniuses having to leave Ireland to find work.
Thanks Michael Pidgeon