Irish Muslim Council

A Dublin Muslim leader has condemned the killing and persecution of Christians as contrary to the explicit teachings of Muhammad.

Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri, imam of the Al-Mustafa Islamic Centre in Blanchardstown, said “those who persecute Christians are ignorant about the teachings of Islam”.

He drew attention to the Charter of Privileges granted by Muhammad in AD 628 to the monks of St Catherine’s monastery in Sinai, which he [Muhammad] described as “a covenant to those who adopt Christianity, near and far”.