Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Ali Selim regrets the controversy that followed his comments on female genital mutilation (FGM). But, he says, the furore was not all of his own creat(...)

Ali Selim, Secretary General of  the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland , Clonskeagh Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish Muslim leaders have described the Paris terrorist attacks as an affront to Islam. In a statement representing the Irish Council of Imams, Dr Ali(...)