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Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council Condemns Campaign Inciting Hatred

[Dublin, 25 February 2024] – The Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council (IMPIC) expresses deep concern over the ongoing campaign by a small number of individuals who continue to spread misleading information about Islam and Muslims in Ireland, inciting hatred and division within our society. We are particularly alarmed by the recent attack on our chairperson, Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri, amidst the current rise of Islamophobic and divisive rhetoric online. Such targeted attacks not only threaten the safety of individuals but also undermine the principles of tolerance and inclusivity that our society stands for. The impact of this divisive rhetoric is evident in the increasing number of angry calls received by the Council on a weekly basis, a trend that was previously unheard of. Most recently, an individual known for previous anti-Muslim comments has tweeted a picture of a sticker posted with the website of our organisation, falsely implying that IMPIC advocates for Shariah Law in Ireland. We strongly condemn this propaganda and wish to clarify that the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council has never advocated for Shariah Law

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Statement on the attack on Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri

It is with great concern and sadness that we confirm the deliberate attack on Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri, Chairperson of the Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council and Chief Imam of Islamic Centre Ireland, which occurred last Thursday night. We are thankful to report that Shaykh Al-Qadri is safe and currently recovering from the attack. The Gardai are actively investigating this matter to ensure justice is served. Following the attack, Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri underwent a CT scan at Connolly Hospital, which thankfully revealed no brain injury or broken jaw. However, he has sustained swelling on the left side of his face, particularly in the jaw area, rendering him unable to speak at this time. We pray for his swift and complete recovery and express our deep concern for the safety and wellbeing of all Imams, religious leaders, and the Muslim community, especially in light of the current climate of racism and anti-Muslim sentiments. Additionally, Shaykh Al-Qadri has expressed his intention to meet with his attackers once they are apprehended by the Gardai. Despite the trauma he has endured, he

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Statement regarding the March 2024 Referenda on Constitutional Amendments: 

In the name of God, the most Compassionate, the Most merciful The Irish Muslim Peace & Integration Council holds a position of neutrality regarding the upcoming referenda in March 2024 regarding amendments to Article 41 of the Constitution. We understand the importance of this decision for shaping the future of Irish society, and we urge all members of our community to engage in the democratic process with respect and open-mindedness. As relative newcomers to Ireland, we recognise the significance of understanding and respecting the diverse perspectives surrounding these proposed amendments. It is imperative that we listen attentively to both sides of the argument, avoiding the temptation to stereotype Irish society and culture based on simplified narratives of the past. Our collective history is complex, and it is not our place to judge or condemn the sacrifices made by past generations, which have paved the way for the opportunities we enjoy today. In the context of Islam, we emphasise the equal value and importance given to the roles of motherhood and homemaking. Islam has never promoted the notion that the stereotypical

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