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Islam in Ireland - The Clonskeagh mosque


  The Clonskeagh mosque

People who say Clonskeagh is Muslim Brotherhood

Extremist speakers

Hussein Halawa

European Council for Fatwa and Research

Death for gays. Death for apostates.

Wikileaks cables on the Clonskeagh mosque

RTE Prime Time, 2016

Ali Selim

Sara Azmeh Rasmussen

Hussein Halawa and death for gays

Hussein Halawa invited to Irish state functions

The Halawa case

The Muslim Brotherhood


The Clonskeagh mosque

The Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland (the Clonskeagh mosque in Dublin, the largest mosque in Ireland) is a reactionary, conservative mosque that is apparently linked to the Muslim Brotherhood. It seems to be the main Muslim Brotherhood centre in Ireland, and one of the main Muslim Brotherhood centres in Europe.

The Muslim Brotherhood is an extremist organisation devoted to the ideology of Islamism. The Clonskeagh mosque will clearly be of no help in the struggle against Islamism. Rather, it is part of the problem.

I pose a number of questions on this page to the Clonskeagh mosque. If they ever answer, please tell me here.




The Clonskeagh mosque site in the 1887 to 1913 period.
Has Ireland got rid of one oppressive religion only to invite in another?




The Clonskeagh mosque

  


People who say Clonskeagh is Muslim Brotherhood

Some pro-Halawa Irish leftists claim that linking Clonskeagh to the Muslim Brotherhood is a "conspiracy theory". Some even say that the conspiracy theory just comes from my website. So this is for them.

Here is a selection of people who say Hussein Halawa and the Clonskeagh mosque are linked to the Muslim Brotherhood:

  1. US diplomatic cables, 2006.
  2. RTE Prime Time, 2016.
  3. The Wall Street Journal, 2005.
  4. Irish Muslim leader Umar Al-Qadri, 2017. See below.
  5. Irish Muslim leader Shaheed Satardien, 2007. See below.

  6. Jim Cusack and Mark Dooley, Sunday Independent, March 6, 2005.
  7. Mark Dooley, Sunday Independent, February 12, 2006.
  8. Mary Fitzgerald, Irish Times, 6 Oct 2006: "Many Muslim Brotherhood members I met recently in Cairo asked me if I knew Sheikh Halawa after hearing I was from Ireland."
  9. Mary Fitzgerald, Irish Times, 12 Feb 2011: "Many Muslims in Ireland speak of the ICCI as the "Ikhwani" mosque, an Arabic-language reference to the Muslim Brotherhood".

  10. "Islam in Ireland: Organising a Migrant Religion", Oliver Scharbrodt, in Ireland's New Religious Movements, Olivia Cosgrove et al., 2011.
  11. Muslims in Ireland: Past and Present, Oliver Scharbrodt et al., 2015.

  12. The Muslim Brotherhood in Ireland, by Steven Merley, June 2009. The Global Muslim Brotherhood Research Center.

  


Shaheed Satardien says Clonskeagh is Muslim Brotherhood. So it's not just "Islamophobes" who say that.
See wider screenshot. From 2007 article.
See more articles.



Umar Al-Qadri says Halawa is Muslim Brotherhood. So it's not just "Islamophobes" who say that.
See wider screenshot. From 2017 post on his facebook.



Umar Al-Qadri departs from the left-wing script again, 23 Sept 2017.


  

Extremist speakers

The Clonskeagh mosque endlessly hosts extremist speakers, including:



Muslim Brotherhood fascist Wagdi Ghoneim has repeatedly been invited to the Clonskeagh mosque.



The kind of speaker invited to Clonskeagh mosque.
Saudi cleric 'Aed Al-Qarni calls the Jews "the brothers of apes and pigs".
Click to play. From MEMRI. See transcript.
See also: Saudi Cleric 'Aed Al-Qarni: Throats Must be Slit and Skulls Must be Shattered; This is the Path to Victory (pay to view).




"There is no such thing as democracy. Democracy is founded on principles of heresy. The ten principles of democracy constitute utter heresy: the freedom of religion, the freedom of belief - we have a punishment for apostasy ... In Egypt, there are 80 million citizens, only five million of whom are Crusaders ... They are a minority. A minority in a Muslim country has a certain status. Don't say everyone is equal. Don't tell me that every citizen enjoys equal and complete rights. Says who?! How can you possibly draw a parallel between the majority and a minority? ... There are 70 million of us! So how can you talk to me about equal rights? Whenever I build a mosque, he deserves to build a church?! Says who?"
- Muslim Brotherhood fascist Wagdi Ghoneim, Aug 2011, attacks democracy and freedom of religion.
And he supports the oppression of the Coptic Christians in Egypt. See image.
Wagdi Ghoneim has repeatedly been invited to the Clonskeagh mosque. He appears on Halawa social media.




Hussein Halawa




Conspiracy theory: Hussein Halawa says Islamic terrorist attacks on tourists in Egypt are probably fakes, caused by "paid agents".
He blames "the hidden hands of the enemies of Egypt".
From Visa Is a Pledge of Security, "Sheikh Hussain Halawah, European Council for Fatwa and Research", 26 April 2006.



Hussein Halawa is interviewed by the DCU Talking Heads project on 6 Mar 2012. Also here.





The Halawa case




European Council for Fatwa and Research

Hussein Halawa is General Secretary of the European Council for Fatwa and Research, based at the ICCI at Clonskeagh.




  
Article on the ECFR, Wall Street Journal, 4 Aug 2005.
Says the ECFR is Muslim Brotherhood.
Says the ECFR used the anti-Semitic forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion in its theological deliberations.



Yusuf Al-Qaradawi praises Hitler and the Holocaust.
Al-Qaradawi is President of the European Council for Fatwa and Research.



Leading Muslim Brotherhood figure Salah Soltan (also spelt "Sultan") claims that the Jews kidnap people to use their blood for making bread.
Salah Soltan is also a member of the European Council for Fatwa and Research.



Qaradawi's International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS) issues a fatwa in 2004 calling for the killing of American troops in Iraq.
Note that Ireland's good name is dragged into the mud by this vile jihadi group: "Concluding a two-day meeting in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, the Dublin-based body said this kind of jihad does not necessitate a central command to organize military operations, but willing Muslims can do it on their own."



Ludicrous article, 7 Apr 2016, in The Herald, Dublin, claiming that Hussein Halawa is some kind of "opponent" of jihad.






Death for gays. Death for apostates.

The European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR) at the Clonskeagh mosque is an outlet for the fatwas of Yusuf al-Qaradawi.
Yusuf al-Qaradawi's IslamOnline site produced these fatwas calling for death for gays and apostates.
Would the Clonskeagh mosque like to clarify its position on these fatwas?

  


The ECFR apparently calls for death for homosexuals.
This Fatwa on Homosexuality and Lesbianism was published on Yusuf al-Qaradawi's IslamOnline in 2004.



The ECFR apparently calls for death for apostates.
This Fatwa on Apostasy was published on Yusuf al-Qaradawi's IslamOnline in 2003.


  

Wikileaks cables on the Clonskeagh mosque




RTE Prime Time, 2016

RTE Prime Time, on the Clonskeagh mosque, 14 July 2016, is a breakthrough.
Finally, on Irish TV, we see:
  1. Clonskeagh's connection to the Muslim Brotherhood.
  2. Clonskeagh's connection to Qaradawi.
  3. Qaradawi's hate preaching exposed.
  4. Finally, after 10 years, the 2006 video of Qaradawi calling for death for gays is shown on Irish TV. See screenshot.

Fair play to Richard Downes, whose previous work I had not been a fan of.

  


RTE Prime Time, on the Clonskeagh mosque, 2016.
See part 2.
Formerly at RTE Player.




Ali Selim

The far-right religious conservative Ali Selim, general secretary of the Irish Council of Imams, is linked to the Clonskeagh mosque.

Open question to Ali Selim: Can you state that all Muslims in the world should have the right to freely convert to any other religion, or to atheism, without fear. Can you state that everyone in the world should have the right to criticise Muhammed. Can you state that everyone in the world should have the right to draw cartoons of Muhammed. Can you state clearly that Salman Rushdie has the right to publish his book, even if you think it is rubbish. Let me know the answer here.




Ali Selim of the Clonskeagh mosque supports the blasphemy law, RTE, Prime Time, 12th January 2010. And see part 2.
He welcomes the law, and threatens our freedoms more: "I would be more delighted to see it going further and further. But it has taken the first step" [to enslaving Ireland under sharia].
Talking about Islam, he says: "We don't impose it on others", but then hypocritically says: "all that we ask others to do with it, do not degrade it, full stop." "If you say something offensive about my prophet, it's something that is definitely not going to be tolerated."
Ali Selim, quoted on 14 Mar 2010: "Thank you Ireland for the recent blasphemy legislation."
Is Dermot Ahern proud?



I asked Ali Selim directly, 6 Sept 2014. No answer.



Ali Selim, Sept 2014, launches a book promoting Islam in schools.
Andrew McGrady, director of the Catholic Mater Dei Institute, launches the book, and he says it is "a brave step" for a Muslim fundamentalist to promote Islamic fundamentalism in schools.
I am not impressed.




Sara Azmeh Rasmussen

Heroically brave Norwegian-Syrian lesbian Sara Azmeh Rasmussen travelled to Ireland and protested outside the Clonskeagh mosque in June-July 2011.
Why? Because it is the headquarters of the European Council for Fatwa and Research, which promotes the death penalty for homosexuality.



Sara Azmeh Rasmussen's protest at Clonskeagh in 2011.
From VG (Norwegian newspaper), articles of June-July 2011 (see links below).
It seems this was only covered in the Norwegian media. I did not hear about this in the Irish media at all! I heard about it through an anonymous Internet tip off from Norway. (Thanks!)

  


Hussein Halawa and death for gays

When Sara Azmeh Rasmussen protested above at Clonskeagh in 2011, she got to meet the head of the mosque Hussein Halawa. VG newspaper reported in 2011 that he defended the death penalty for gays:




Sara Azmeh Rasmussen burns the hijab, International Womens Day, Oslo, Norway, 2009.
Cool, stirring music.
It is a wonderful thing to be free.
Why does the left not support the liberation of Muslim women and gays?


  

Hussein Halawa invited to Irish state functions

Despite being quoted in 2011 as saying gays should be killed, Hussein Halawa, head of the Clonskeagh mosque, is regularly invited to Irish state functions, and invited to deliver prayers at them.

  

2011: Hussein Halawa says gays should be killed.
Nov 2016: Hussein Halawa hangs out with the President Michael D. Higgins.



Saying gays should be killed is no barrier to getting invited to meet the Lord Mayor of Dublin at an "inter faith" event in Dec 2016.
The Lord Mayor said: "I call on all to reaffirm our traditions of being an open society."
Bad luck for the gays, though.



2011: Hussein Halawa says gays should be killed.
June 2017: Hussein Halawa hangs out with the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (who is gay).
From here and here. Many more pictures.
See friendly letter from Varadkar to Halawa. From here.
It's nice to know calling for gays to be executed won't stop you getting visits and friendly letters from the Taoiseach.

  

This sums up the world of the Clonskeagh mosque and its relationship with the Irish state.




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