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Irish Company Withdraws Anti-Muslim KKK Costumes

DUBLIN – A Dublin fancy dress company has withdrawn from sale a bloody Ku Klux Klan costume after a group was accused of a hate crime for wearing it outside an Islamic prayer center in Co Down. “Everyone knows exactly what the KKK stands for. It represents a brand of hatred not wanted here,” Kellie …

Sinead O'Connor Sings Adhan After Jum`ah Prayer

DUBLIN – A video showing famous singer Sinead O’Connor, who has just converted to Islam, singing the adhan, or Islamic call to prayer, after Jummah at the Islamic Centre of Ireland has triggered mixed reactions on Social Media, with some praising her and others rejecting the behavior. “When someone first hears the adhan or the Qur’an being …

Popular Irish Singer Converts to Islam

We’ll always know her best as Sinead O’Connor, but now she’s got yet another new name, Shuhada’ Davitt, and a new religion, Muslim. GLENAGEARY – The Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor, also known as Magda Davitt, revealed on Twitter last week that she has ditched Catholicism for Islam and changed her name to Shuhada’ Davitt, Irish …

Irish Muslims Counter Islamophobia with Peace

NEWBUILDINGS – An Irish Islamic association has offered the hand of friendship to trolls who made abusive comments about a group of Muslims praying in the street in Northern Ireland, Belfast Telegraph reported on October 3. The North West Islamic Association expressed gratitude “to everyone who defended the rights of Muslims to practice our religion …

Irish MP Apologizes for Retweeting Offensive Ramadan Remark

BELFAST – Muslims in Northern Ireland have welcomed Ian Paisley’s apology for retweeting a controversial remark on Ramadan by right-wing commentator Katie Hopkins. “We have contacted Ian Paisley MP directly to clarify his position on the controversial tweet and to ask him to confirm his commitment to equality for all citizens, regardless of faith, and …

Irish Mosque Opens Doors to Homeless Victims of Storm Emma

DUBLIN – The Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, Clonskeagh Mosque, announced opening its doors to homeless people in the Irish capital Dublin during Storm Emma, expected to hit Western Europe with predicted temperatures of -10°C later this week. “We’re working closely with Dublin City Council and homeless organizations to be able to provide these services,” …

Irish Islamic Center Issues Fatwa Against FGM

DUBLIN – The head imam of the Islamic Centre of Ireland, Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri, issued a fatwa on Tuesday against the practice of female genital mutilation. “Islamic Center of Ireland launches Fatwa Against FGM to unequivocally condemn FGM, reject Ali Selim’s remarks and support Ifrah Foundation and others in their campaign against End FGM,” …



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