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Umar Al-Qadri's extremist speech in 2009

IMPIC

Debating Al-Qadri

Umar al-Qadri libels me, Nov 2021


The Blanchardstown mosque

Umar Al-Qadri 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 "Ireland" 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 this piece of comedy gold.
"If Israel stops this then ME will be peaceful". Hilarious. Pure genius.




Umar Al-Qadri's dodgy ideas





Umar Al-Qadri's extremist speech in 2009

This disturbing video was here 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.



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."
Um, no. 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, his "explanation" does not fit with what he says in the above speech.


  

The Irish media ignores Al-Qadri's speech

  

Irish Times journalist Ronan McGreevy, 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?"





IMPIC

  

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.
From here.



In May 2021, Hamas launched 4,000 rockets at Israeli civilians.
This is illustrated by the tweet from the "Israel" account.
IMPIC 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.




Debating Al-Qadri





Despite debating me in public, Al-Qadri blocked me on Twitter.


  

Umar al-Qadri libels me, Nov 2021

Umar al-Qadri libelled me in Nov 2021. There was a social media mobbing of me because some students were angry that I criticise the Black Lives Matter movement, 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.





Robert Spencer of Jihad Watch covered Al-Qadri's extremist speech in 2015, linking to my sources.
That must have made Al-Qadri angry.


  

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