selimDr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland

The laudable Doctor Selim,
Has concocted a brilliant scheme,
If we obey him,
And keep our humour prim,
There’s no need for the violent extreme.

John Moynes


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42 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. everybody

    This guy is a member of a cult and should be treated like Scientologists or any other cult whose members are brainwashed into a mindset that contrary to the principles of a free society .

    1. sickofallthisbs

      How very understanding of you. I applaud your analytical skills. Tell me this, is it easy seeing everything in black and white?

    1. postmanpat

      Or Doc Brown can give him lift back to the Dark Ages. He might even catch a glimpse of Mohammed on his flying horse from the hover car.

    2. B Hewson

      Why is not wearing his Dublin GAA jersey while standing in front of the map of Ireland while telling Irish people what we can and can’t do in our own country begorrah to be sure to be sure

  2. deliverancecountry

    He made the point on Newstalk that we are not allowed to question or mock the Holocaust…

      1. postmanpat

        I think in Germany (as least & maybe other countries too) you cant call the Holocaust into question. If you deny the holocaust happened you can even face criminal charges. I’m not sure if this applies to bad taste type jokes about the holocaust or not but it is a “thing”. So “Dr” Salim is making the point about freedom of speech being off limits for some subject already so why not Islam too?

        1. Bobby

          One country trying to make sure history doesn’t repeat itself is different to one man thinking all other humans must bow down before him and his beliefs. This guy is a nut and is doing a lot of damage to Islam.

          1. postmanpat

            Agreed. Personally I think all practicing Muslims are nuts. Islam is a life hating and nasty misogynist religion, the true believers think of our world as a temporary stage before paradise .Its a form of mental illness but people are born into it so you have to pander to them to a certain extent. Not all religions are equal by todays moral standards, to think they are is dangerous. I’m an Atheist but ill take a Jew or Christian over a Muslim any day of the week. Muslims are too uptight and emotional at the best of times.

          2. Clampers Outside!

            @Postmanpat, I presume you mean a lax Jew, Christian over a ‘heavy into it’ Muslim….?

            In my own experience a lax Muslim, Jew or Christian are all lovely.

            Those who are orthodox or ‘heavy into’ their religion whether they are Christian, Jew or Muslim are all, IMO, unstable people.

            Why? because when you get into the orthodoxy behind major the major attitudes in each of the major religions they ALL look down on each other, whether that’s calling others infidels or declaring their own religion as being special with God, like they are a ‘chosen people’ or some other nonsense.

            There are 38,000 Christian denominations in the USA, and about 70% or more (last I read) of those are of the nutter kind, ‘evangelical’ / fundableedin’mental!

            Just thought that might be worth noting.

          3. scottser

            postmanpat – there is weird thing going on with the brain chemistry of people with schizo affective disorders, in that the brain works the same way for those in the throes of religious euphoria. religion, is quite literally a disorder of the mind. ironically, france has the lowest attendance at religious services in europe and consequently the highest consumption of anti-depressants. go figure..

      2. Odis

        Actually, that’s fairly true. You face legal prosecution in Germany, You face being called a nazi sympathiser, racist bigot anywhere else. Some of the evidence is exceedingly dodgy, but if you start questioning it, you can end up in all sorts of trouble. As genuine historical researchers have found to their cost and reputation.
        The last guy to try was some jewish guy from America in the 1990’s and he’s now in hiding.

        All the sites on the subject, could be accused of blatant antisemitism and are trashy, but they non the less raise good points. And it could also be argued that their very trashiness, demonstrates how difficult it is, to genuinely research the matter. I certainly would.

    1. deliverancecountry

      My point was that his specious argument depended on referring to Holocaust denial being outlawed in some European countries.
      Butthurt = extermination apparently.

  3. postmanpat

    True, but the Holocaust happened…. Mohammed’s wacky adventures through time and space did not.

        1. Odis

          No sorry, that’s unfair. Holocaust denial is tricky, because the only people, who seem to be able to do it, on the Web, are American eccentrics. (As a consequence of their Constitution).

          I could post a link but, in truth, Broadsheet probably wouldn’t thank me for it.

          You would have to ask someone like Dr. Selim, what he believes to be the truth about the Prophet (praise be upon him).

  4. Mohammad Loveskids

    This fella has some cheek. I do believe it is time to be making a list and checking it twice, a list of precisely what the core beliefs of a democratic society are.

  5. bobsyerauntie

    I think the fact that he did not focus on condemning the violent killings of the cartoonists in Paris by crazed Islamist extremist, and instead choose to focus on the ludicrous blasphemy legal angle, and in effect seemed to imply veiled threats if anyone tweeted the images on Twitter speaks volumes…

    Is Mise Charlie Hebdo

    1. bisted

      ….exactly the same implied threat used by Archbishop Martin to sanction the Irish Times cartoonist Martyn Turner last year.

  6. Pat-the-barker

    This is the biggest threat in our age. We need to respect other beliefs/cultures but we need to defend what we believe in .

    1. scruff monkey

      Eh no, we have to respect their right to what ever gibberish they wish, we do not under any circumstances have to respect said gibberish.

    2. Odis

      Seriously? Just like a lot of Broadsheet commenters respect the beliefs of the Roman catholic church on the matter of abortion?

      You would have to put that one past ABM.

  7. Frilly Keane

    I’m just keeping my trap shut

    One shower of religious zealots at a time is about all I’m able for these days

    1. Don Pidgeoni

      That proves nothing other than Brunei has issues which is clear to anyone who read anything about Brunei recently.

  8. Tim

    This “Dr” is a deluded dumb fool. He should be dismissed from his positions as soon as possible, the last thing we need is deluded buffoons like him impressing his laughable beliefs on young impressionable students.

  9. balls

    When he was running for election: “Society could only improve if pupils were taught about different religions”, and were given an option to study different texts, he said. He said he favoured the VEC model of education, but felt there should be a facility for all the main Abrahamic faiths to be involved in offering advice on the curriculum and that it should be a compulsory subject to Leaving Certificate level.

    We do learn about other religions in Religion at Leaving Cert level.

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