The European Parliament Office, Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2
Activists from Irish human rights organisations and Irish muslim women’s groups protest the recent European Court of Justice ruling allowing employers to stop their workers from wearing hijab and “other religious symbols” in the workplace.
the ECJ ruled that when an internal rule “prohibits the visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign, it does not constitute direct discrimination”.
Trailer for a two part series [beginning on RTÉ2 next Tuesday, December 15, at 10pm] featuring Emmy-winning Baz Ashmawy and billed as a ‘personal journey into Islam – the faith of his late Egyptian father, into which he, himself, was born, but which he has never really understood… until now’.
Scenes by Random Irish Photos from inside the Al-Mustafa Islamic Educational & Cultural Centre in Blanchardstown, Dublin before and during this afternoon’s address (followed by prayers) by Imam and Islamic theologian, Dr Umar Al-Qadri (above).
Dr Al-Qadri condemned the recent murders in Paris He also drew comparisons between how some might perceive the wider Muslim community on Ireland to the way the Irish in Britain were perceived in the 1970s and 80s during the IRA’s bombing campaign.
The cover shows a Muslim man in a wheelchair pushed by an Orthodox Jew with foil cap and under the title “Untouchables 2”, an imaginary sequel to a recent French film. The pair are saying (rough translation) “You must not mock us!” According to Le Monde, there are more cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad inside the magazine “in daring positions”.