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Islamic radicals in Ireland now number ‘100 or more’

Islamic extremists now number “100 or more” in Ireland, a leading Muslim cleric has warned. Shaykh Dr Muhammad Umar al-Qadri said he warned two years ago that extremism posed a problem to Ireland “but nobody listened”. Those warnings were laid … Continue reading

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History of Islam in Ireland

There are 63,400 practising Muslims living in Ireland and approximately 50 mosques and prayer centres within the State, with five Muslim clergymen or qualified imams. There is more than one mosque or prayer centre in each province. According to Census … Continue reading

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Imam says Ireland seen as a safe haven by Islamic extremists

An Imam has warned that an Islamic extremist terrorist attack could happen in Ireland and a “cancer of hate” is being allowed to flourish in some Irish Muslim communities. Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri, of the Islamic centre in Blanchardstown, Dublin, … Continue reading

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European Christianity declines as Islam is on the rise

An international study of demographic trends shows that Europe’s Christian population is expected to shrink by about 100 million people in the coming decades, dropping from 553 million in 2010 to 454 million in 2050. While Christians will remain the … Continue reading

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Banned immigrant doctor continues to practice medicine under false name

A doctor is being investigated by gardai for continuing to prescribe drugs to patients after he was struck off by the Medical Council. Dr Mohammed Ahmed Khan, who had a practice on Wicklow Street in Dublin city centre, is suspected … Continue reading

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History of Islam in Ireland

The Muslim community in Ireland is young. Its oldest organisation, the Islamic Foundation of Ireland, was formed in 1959 by young Muslims who were, in the main, students at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, in Dublin. The first … Continue reading

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Imam wants Government to regulate Islamic affairs in Ireland

A leading Irish imam has called for the Government to regulate Islamic affairs in Ireland to prevent unqualified imams radicalising Muslims. Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri, chairman of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council, said the Government should set up … Continue reading

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