Irish Muslim Council

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On Thursday 24th November 2016, Aid to the Church in Need launched the “Religious Freedom in the World” report in the House of Commons. The report describes the impact of the persecution of faith communities and specially the impact of Islamist “hyper-extremism” and how it has unleashed a wave of violence and exodus, prompting record-breaking numbers of refugees and threatening the survival of Christians, Muslims, Yazidis and other minorities in Iraq, Syria and other parts of the world.

The report also highlights the genocide of the Rohingya Muslims by Buddhist extremists.

Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri (Chair of the Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council and Head Imam of the Islamic Centre Ireland) delivered a keynote along with the Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church, HH Ignatius Aphrem II and Dr. Sarah Bernstein, Director of the Jerusalem Centre for Jewish-Christian relations.

After the launch Shaykh Al-Qadri and other senior figures from ACN met with HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales in his residence. In the one hour-long meeting with HRH Prince of Wales the persecution of religious communities and religious motivated violence was discussed.


Key points from the lecture by Shaykh Al-Qadri :

The Religious Freedom in the World report can be read here:



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