The Blanchardstown mosque
of the Blanchardstown mosque in Dublin
has been promoting himself as an Irish Muslim who stands against Islamic extremism and terror.
As such, he gets a free ride from the Irish media.
But there are many problems with what he says.
Umar Al-Qadri took over the rotating
Twitter account for a week in Sept 2015.
Amid a lot of evasion and absurd nonsense
(and even one or two bits of sense)
he came up with
piece of comedy gold.
"If Israel stops this then ME will be peaceful"
- Israel and the USA are the cause of Islamic terror:
Need to protect Muslims in Ireland from extremism, by Umar Al-Qadri, May 7, 2011 (after Bin Laden's death)
is a dreadful article.
- He says:
"The vast majority of Muslims oppose and condemn al-Qaeda and terrorism in all forms."
But he presents no evidence
- We will skip over his claims that there is a big difference between Al Qaeda and
the Prophet Muhammad.
I don't see it myself, but I suppose we want Muslims to say this.
- He says:
"Muslims .. feel that a very heavy price has been paid [for 9/11]. Far more innocent people have been killed and injured in the massive war on terrorism ... than were killed and injured on September 11th, 2001."
Um, yes, but they were killed by Muslims.
He makes it sound as if they were killed by the Americans or something.
- Worst of all, he claims that US foreign policy, rather than Islamism,
is the root cause of Islamic terror.
He claims that Islamic terror is based on real "grievances"
rather than on religion:
"the roots of extremism and radicalisation have not been addressed. If the United States wants to stop extremism then it should change its foreign policy towards the Muslim world
The US's unconditional support for Israel is a major obstacle to a better relationship with the Muslim world.
As long as the US continues to ignore the real grievances of Muslims, and refuses to abandon its deceptive policies in the Middle East and other parts of the Muslim world, the restoration of real and lasting peace will remain only a dream."
- So he is saying:
"We oppose Al Qaeda, but do what they say."
- Free speech does not mean the right to mock Islam:
- The Blanchardstown mosque issued a
condemnation of the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Jan 2015:
"The killing of journalists in Paris on Wednesday was not only an attack on France but also an assault on Islam and the very freedoms that allow 30 million Muslims to prosper in the west."
- Fine, but do they really believe in the right to criticise and satirise Islam? They did not say so.
Would they like to answer my
challenge to all Muslims in public life in Ireland?
A further statement, January 13, 2015, suggests that no, they do not believe in the right to criticise and satirise Islam.
"In the struggle for freedom of speech it was never the intention to extend freedom of speech to making fun of insulting customs, traditions, personalities that are sacred to a particular community."
This disturbing video was
but was deleted.
Luckily, I saved a copy for you to watch.
Click to play.
Umar Al-Qadri of the Blanchardstown mosque attacks Israel
at a protest in Dublin in Jan 2009.
He has a fanatical hatred of Israel.
He calls Hamas "my brothers and sisters".
He says "Hamas loves peace."
But of course reluctantly has to be fanatically violent.
- He says (at 5 min) that he stands with Hamas in not recognising Israel.
No two-state solution here.
He claims Israel rapes Muslim women in front of Muslim men:
"If you kill our children,
rape our women in front of us,
in front of our eyes,
how can we remain peaceful people?"
The crowd chants Islamic war cries
during his fanatic speech.
An uncovered infidel woman stands by on stage with these religious maniacs
as they chant their war cries.
This is possibly
- Umar Al-Qadri's mosque was inaugurated by Minister for Justice
in January 2008.
Did Brian Lenihan ask a single question about Islamic extremism at this mosque?
Did it ever cross his mind?
Umar Al-Qadri organises demo against ISIS, July 2015.
Great. But how does this square with his support for Hamas?
Al Qadri attempts an "explanation" of his 2009 speech in March 2016
"At that time I was not familiar with reality of Hamas. I thought it was a elected party only."
First, only a total idiot
could not know in 2009 that Hamas had been carrying out
terrorist attacks for years
including high-profile suicide bombings,
and was currently firing rockets at Israel.
Second, even if Al Qadri claims to be that idiot,
does not fit with what he says in the above speech.
The Irish media ignores Al-Qadri's speech
Irish Times journalist
, 10 Jan 2015, promotes Umar Al-Qadri as a "fierce" opponent of "extremists".
I call him out on it
noting Umar Al-Qadri's support for Hamas.
He is not interested.
A good journalist would have replied: "Where did he say that?"
- I told The Irish Times about Umar Al-Qadri's support for Hamas.
They ignored it and just attacked me.
- I told Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch about Umar Al-Qadri's support for Hamas.
ran a piece on it,
linking to my sources.
- That really sums up what is wrong with the Irish media.
Al Qadri's organisation IMPIC claims to oppose Islamic extremism.
But is there a version of their poster with "No to Hamas. No to Sharia"?
If not, their words are empty.
Photo from Feb 2016 demo in Dublin.
In March 2016, I asked IMPIC did they support Hamas but got no clear answer.
Hamas launched 4,000 rockets
at Israeli civilians.
This is illustrated by the tweet from the "Israel" account.
replies with the Palestinian flag and doves of peace.
IMPIC's tweet makes it look like they do not care.
IMPIC, 25 Nov 2021, calls for me to be sacked.
I block IMPIC because of this tweet.
Such behaviour (targeting my job) is beyond the pale of decent debate.
Despite debating me in public,
When he briefly emerged in 2015 to take over the "Ireland" account for a week,
he was asked why he blocked me.
"I blocked you because you misquoted me".
He was repeatedly asked both online and even in person what the misquote was,
but so far
no clear answer.
Umar al-Qadri libelled me in Nov 2021.
There was a
social media mobbing
because some students were angry that I criticise
Black Lives Matter
which has caused vast black suffering and death
Al-Qadri joined in, and lied about me and libelled me.
Shame on him for his vile lies.
- Umar al-Qadri
libels me in Trinity News, 28 Nov 2021.
- His motives:
- In the article he claims to be angry that I disrespect the violent armed robber
- More likely, he is angry that I saved his
extremist Hamas speech
for the world to see,
and he is looking for revenge.
I exposed him as defending a racist extremist group,
and that made him angry. I get it.
- His libels:
- The article title is:
"Students are right to reject Islamophobia and racism from their lecturers",
which is libel.
I am offering no racism to anyone, let alone any students.
As for "Islamophobia", that seems to mean "criticism of Islam".
I am definitely offering that, though not to students.
So the whole headline is a lie.
- He claims I believe that
"Muslims are violent extremists until they prove otherwise".
He provides no quote to prove that.
He just asserts it.
It is of course a lie.
- He defames me by accusing me of not treating students professionally:
"The last thing [students] need now is to worry about being treated (or worse, graded) differently by a lecturer
because of his dislike for their ethnic or religious background".
This is vile defamation.
He provides no evidence I have ever or ever would do this.
- His bullshit about Floyd:
- His statements about Floyd are just nonsense of course.
He quotes what I say about Floyd
as if there is something wrong with it.
He claims Floyd
"was of an ethnicity that made him most vulnerable to police violence",
which is nonsense.
He claims Floyd "was just trying to buy something at the store",
which is nonsense.
- He says "Mark Humphrys has been frantically updating his blog the last few days."
If he means I addressed the social media mobbing on the front page with new statements, that is true.
However, I did not delete or even edit what I said about BLM.
There is nothing wrong with it.
- Shame on Al Qadri for lying about me and targeting my job,
all because he is angry that I exposed his extremist speech.
Shame on anyone in Ireland who listens to this "moderate".
Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch covered Al-Qadri's extremist speech in
linking to my sources.
That must have made Al-Qadri angry.
Man who screamed in defence of Hamas in O'Connell Street in 2009
also defends IRA chants
by Irish women's football team