Islamic cleric slams Ireland’s lack of action on extremism

Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri is the founder of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council

27th August, 2017
Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri, who is the founder of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council Pic: RollingNews.ie

A leading Islamic cleric has criticised the government’s failure to set up a dedicated anti-radicalisation programme in the wake of the Barcelona terror attacks.

Security analysts have questioned why Ireland is one of the few EU countries without a programme to countering violent extremism.

Shaykh Dr Umar Al-Qadri, who is the founder of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council, said an anti-radicalisation programme was needed for the 63,000-strong Muslim community here.

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