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Appeal against Dublin mosque over call to prayer ‘noise pollution’

Plans for a large-scale mosque in west Dublin, including an 29 metre (95ft) tall minaret, have been appealed to An Bord Pleanála over fears the call to prayer would cause “noise pollution” in the area. The Shuhada Foundation of Ireland … Continue reading

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Plans submitted for large mosque centre in Blanchardstown

A Muslim community group has sought planning permission to build what would be one of the largest mosques in Ireland on a site at Blanchardstown in west Dublin. Dr Taufiq al-Sattar of the Shuhada Foundation of Ireland is behind the … Continue reading

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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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