Dr Al Qadri

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Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri, chair of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council, said Irish politicians and media  ignored Islamophobic rhetoric  when espoused by online activists, and this was “hugely problematic”. File photograph: Alan Betson

A leading Muslim cleric has called for legislation banning commentary that “dehumanises” his community or appears to justify the murder of Muslims. (...)

Migrants near Miratovac, Serbia. Photograph: Marko Djurica/Reuters

Refugees from Syria and elsewhere who come to Ireland under a European Union refugee programme should be sent to towns and cities where they have the (...)

Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri: expressed concern at the growing interest being shown by extremist Islamic groups in the UK in trying to radicalise young Irish Muslims. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A Muslim cleric has resigned from the Irish Council of Imams because of a lack of confidence in it. Shaykh Dr Umar al-Qadri, imam of the Al-Mustafa I(...)

Archive image of Dr Umar Al-Qadri at a protest in O’Connell Street against Islamic State – Not in our Name – on behalf of Irish Muslims in Ireland. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A leading Muslim cleric has expressed concern at the growing interest being shown by extremist Islamic groups in the UK in trying to radicalise young (...)

The Migrant Rights Council of Ireland (MRCI) is cited on the website hijra2ireland.com (screengrab above) as an organisation which will help illegal immigrants in Ireland.

An organisation which works with migrants has distanced itself from a website encouraging Muslims to move to Ireland. The Migrant Rights Council of (...)

Dr Ali Selim of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Muslim representatives in Ireland have strongly criticised a new website purportedly been set up to encourage Muslims to emigrate here. The site, hij(...)

Shaykh Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri arrives with a wreath at the French Embassy in Dublin ahead of a minute’s silence across Europe to mark the victims of Friday’s attacks in the French capital.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

These are uneasy times for Muslims in the West. On Saturday in Dublin a man pointed at Imam Dr Umar Al-Qadri in his clerical attire “and said one word(...)