Last week on Friday, during the Holy month of Ramadan, the so-called “Islamic” State killed dozens of innocent people in France, Kuwait and Tunisia.
3 Irish citizens were also killed in the Tunisia attack. 38 Muslims were killed in Kuwait by a suicide bomber affiliated with the so-called “Islamic” State.
Indiscriminate slaughter, public beheadings and systematic starvation are all features of the murderous campaign by the so-called Islamic State. All these are absolutely against the teachings of Islam. Most victims of this murderous campaign are Muslims.
It will be terribly wrong that in the face of the un-Islamic state atrocities if we as Muslims remain silent at how Islam is wrongfully defined as a barbaric religion by these terrorists.
Muslims in Ireland marched against the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) in Dublin few years ago. The terrorists are damaging Islam and Muslims more than the caricatures and Islamophobia is increasing rapidly due to the atrocities of these terrorists.
We invite all Muslims in Ireland to participate in “Not in our Name” protest on Sunday 26th July @1pm on O’Connell Street and demonstrate collectively that hatred and violence can never be legitimized in the name of Islam.
With this protest we aim to highlight that Islam is a religion of Peace and show Ireland that all Muslims in Ireland condemn terrorism.
If you would like to volunteer in the organization of the protest please email firstname.lastname@example.org
May Almighty Allah unite us Muslims on Sunday 26th July 2015 in highlighting the true peaceful message of Islam, Ameen.
MEDIA REPORTS ON THE PROTEST (Updating):
List of organisations that are supporting and participating in the Protest
(List is being updated)
* Al-Mustafa Islamic Educational & Cultural Centre Ireland (Dublin 15)
* Cork Muslim Foundation
* Jamiat Raudat us Soliheen Droghedha
* Athlone Islamic Centre
* Dundalk Islamic Centre
* Council of Nigerian Mosques
Islamic Foundation of Ireland (South Circular Road Mosque) We regret to inform that Islamic Foundation of Ireland has decided now not to support the protest despite earlier promise of supporting the protest. Islamic Foundation of Ireland is also not allowing for the posters to be put on their noticeboard. The question we are asking is why are they not supporting the protest and have they backed out ? Is it because as an organisation that has been 30 years working in Ireland, they should have taken the initiative and organised a protest to condemn terrorism. Or more worrying are they not willing to support a protest against ISIS because it will upset some of their followers and affiliates ?
We demand an answer from the IFI why they are not supporting a protest against ISIS. IFI has in the past supported protests against Israel, Caricatures of the Beloved Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and Chinese Government in the form of allowing posters to be displayed on their noticeboard and announcements during the Friday prayer.
Muslims From Cork campaigning for the Not in my Name Protest against Terrorism
Shaykh Ihab Ahmed from Cork Muslim Foundation with Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri: