Irish Muslim Council

Westminster terror attack: Irish imams fear attack will fuel hatred of Islam

Islamic leaders in Ireland have expressed fears that the terrorist attack in London will be blamed on Islam and fuel division and hatred in society. Shaykh Al-Qadri: ‘We cannot allow hatred to divide us.’ The imams strongly condemned the atrocity — which has claimed three lives, as well as that of the British-born attacker Khalid […]


OCT 9, 2016 A 1400 YEAR-OLD RELIGION AND ITS 21ST-CENTURY REPRESENTATIVE Conor Davage speaks with Dr Umar Al-Qadri about Islamophobia, media bias and meeting other minorities in the middle. Conor Davage DEPUTY MAGAZINE EDITOR    Since moving to Ireland in late 2003, Dr Umar Al-Qadri has become a prominent figure in representing the Islamic voice […]

Irish imam stands by LGBT community

Irish imam stands by LGBT community Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Joyce Fegan The head imam of the Islamic Centre Ireland said he stands with the LGBT community in the wake of the Orlando shootings. Shaykh Umar al-Qadri also told the Irish Examiner that the actions in Orlando on Sunday night, where 50 people were shot […]

Irish Muslim leaders unveil anti-extremism declaration (Irish Times)

Irish Muslim leaders unveil anti-extremism declaration Islamic speakers visiting Ireland will be expected to abide by statement Fri, Apr 1, 2016, 01:00 Patsy McGarry Shaykh Dr Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri founder of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council.   A Muslim anti-extremism declaration, drawn up to ensure that all visiting Islamic speakers to Ireland abide […]

Chair IMPIC discusses Irishness & his Identity in Irish Examiner

1916 centenary: Eight diverse people discuss Irishness and their identity Monday, March 28, 2016 Joyce Fegan In this centenary year, Joyce Fegan asks eight diverse people about Irishness and their identity Umar al-Qadri: I embrace Irish culture and want to be embraced Shaykh Umar al-Qadri’s children were born here. First and foremost, my family, my […]

Article in Irish Catholic by Chair of IMPIC “Refuting Extremism”

Tackling Islamist extremism by Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri  March 31, 2016 So-called Islamist groups commit atrocities with a false allegiance to Islam, writes Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri. Last week the world has seen the cities of Brussels, Baghdad and Lahore rocked by a series of suicide bomb attacks that targeted the Belgian airport and metro station, an Iraqi […]

Muslim Cleric Calls on Preachers to sign anti extremism statement

Muslim cleric calls on preachers to sign anti-extremism statement Concerns raised over upcoming visit of radical Islamic preachers to Dublin mosque Fri, Mar 4, 2016, 09:28 Updated: Fri, Mar 4, 2016, 09:43 Barry Roche “I am not in favour of banning foreign preachers but I am in favour of being very careful about bringing foreign […]

PARIS ATTACKS: ‘These attacks are on humans, irrespective of their faith’

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 by Elaine Loughlin At 11am silence cut through the crisp November air in Dublin’s city centre Standing on the stone steps of the French Embassy — within sight of the Dáil —President Michael D Higgins joined the hundreds who had come out to pay their respects, remember loved ones, and show […]

‘Irish people understand what it is to be tarred with the same brush,’ says Imam

Ireland’s Muslims don’t expect major backlash after Paris ‘Irish people understand what it is to be tarred with the same brush,’ says imam The scene during the minute’s silence at the French Embassy in Dublin where the Presient Micheal D Higgins and his wife Sabina were among the crowd gathered to honour those who died […]