The Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland
(the Clonskeagh mosque in Dublin,
the largest mosque in Ireland)
is a reactionary Islamist 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 (founded 1928)
is an extremist organisation devoted to the ideology of Islamism.
It is the ultimate origin of a lot of the Islamic oppression and violence plaguing the world today.
It is a disgrace that anyone living in Ireland
would support the Muslim Brotherhood
or the ideology of Islamism.
The Clonskeagh mosque
is a symbol of Ireland's failure to criticise and confront
Aims and Methods of Europe's Muslim Brotherhood,
by Lorenzo Vidino,
The Hudson Institute,
"FIOE sponsored the first meeting of the European Council for Fatwa and Research
The Council's headquarters are in Dublin, where it operates in conjunction with the local Islamic Cultural Centre.
the Council is a body created and dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood's global network.
the president of the Council is Qaradawi, whose position of prominence is widely accepted by the other members."
He discusses the ECFR's support for jihad terrorism.
The Muslim Brotherhood in Ireland,
Steven Merley, June 2009.
The Global Muslim Brotherhood Research Center.
Umar Al-Qadri in Nov 2017, reacting to Ibrahim Halawa's claim on the Late Late Show
that he planned to go to an Eminem concert but somehow ended up speaking on stage at a Muslim Brotherhood rally.
Al Qadri says:
"they will resort to Taqiyyah when they need to hide their ideology".
He said it, not me.
one of the
26 Saudi scholars
who issued the fatwa in 2004 calling for holy war against the Americans in Iraq.
"There is no doubt that the Jihad against the occupation is a duty of those who are capable of it."
And this man was let into Ireland!
He visited Clonskeagh in 2007.
In 2005, he said the Jews are
"the brothers of apes and pigs".
In 2004, he paid tribute to Hamas jihadists killed by Israel:
"Allah be praised, [Abd Al-Aziz Al-Rantisi] was killed by the brothers of apes and pigs .. He fulfilled his duty - he and Sheikh Ahmad Yassin, Allah's mercy be upon them. But we Muslims should be rebuked. .. We are incapable of taking action, of being useful, of harming the Jews."
In 2004, he praised the jihad against the Americans and British in Iraq:
"I praise Jihad, sacrifice, and resistance against the occupiers in Iraq. We curse them .. and pray that Allah will annihilate them, tear them apart, and grant us victory over them...
The Jihad in Falluja
is a source of pride.
.. We must sacrifice people like Abd Al-Aziz Al-Rantisi, Ahmad Yassin, and thousands of others.
Houses and young men must be sacrificed. Throats must be slit and skulls must be shattered. This is the path to victory".
In May 2015, he was allowed into Ireland to speak at the Clonskeagh mosque.
Omar Abdelkafi extremist statements.
"The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslim, O Servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him."
He quotes repeatedly from the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
Omar Abdelkafi Facebook posts,
"O Allah, we complain to you about the Jews, as they can not escape you, O the mighty of the heavens and the earth.
O Allah, count their number; slay them one by one and spare not one of them".
He also says:
"O Allah, liberate Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews, the monkeys, the pigs".
2018 petition by Moroccan liberal intellectuals
says that Abdelkafi admires Hitler:
"Il ne cache pas son admiration pour le criminel nazi Adolf Hitler".
Though the video it links to is gone.
See thread of more about this hate preacher.
And more here.
Anti-semitic hate preacher
Salman al-Ouda spoke at Clonskeagh mosque in 2007.
Here in 2012, he questions the Holocaust,
and says Jews
use human blood for Passover matzos.
"The role of the Jews is to wreak destruction, to wage war, and to practice deception and extortion."
Click to play.
Muslim Brotherhood fascist
Wagdi Ghoneim has repeatedly been invited
to the Clonskeagh mosque.
"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
... 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.
oppression of the Coptic Christians in Egypt.
Wagdi Ghoneim has repeatedly been invited
to the Clonskeagh mosque.
He appears on
Halawa social media.
Hussein Halawa was quoted
by Eoghan Harris in the Sunday Independent, 17 Oct 2004,
as saying he would like to see Ireland as an Islamic state.
on 31 Oct 2004
denying he ever said this.
"I have never made such a statement"
is not much of a denial.
I would like to see him go further and
state clearly that he is opposed to an Islamic state
because he believes in freedom of religion
for all, including atheists like me.
I don't threaten his religious freedom.
I want to be confident that he does not threaten mine.
[US diplomatic cable, 2005]
is sceptical about Halawa:
"Post welcomes Halawa's public statement
condemning the 7/7 attacks and terrorism in general, but
remains unconvinced that Halawa will take strong steps to
Despite Halawa's statement, and the
center's reputation as a moderate mosque in Dublin, we retain
some suspicions about his activities and can confirm that
there are known extremists that frequent ICCI".
Mary Fitzgerald in 2006
finds Halawa is apparently linked to the Muslim Brotherhood:
"Many Muslim Brotherhood members I met recently in Cairo asked me if I knew Sheikh Halawa after hearing I was from Ireland."
Norwegian media report in 2011
Hussein Halawa said homosexuality is a disease.
It said he supports the death penalty for activist gays.
Journalist Susan Mitchell did two interviews with Hussein Halawa in the Sunday Business Post in Oct 2017.
She made a good attempt to ask questions.
She got no answers.
Open question to Hussein Halawa:
Can you please state openly that you believe in freedom of religion,
including the right to be an atheist,
and including the right of a Muslim to convert from Islam to atheism?
In particular, you need to condemn the Islamic states that punish apostates.
And you need to explain why you have not condemned this before.
Let me know the answer here.
They do a great job of asking him
some hard questions.
Better than the mainstream media!
(I got the feeling they got some of the questions from this site.)
But he evaded the answers.
Little was learnt.
He can't speak English, so it is very hard to cross-examine his evasive answers.
He claims to condemn terror,
but does not condemn Palestinian terror.
He also seems vague on whether Muslims carried out 9/11 and other acts.
He revealed his anti-Israel prejudice
when he criticised Obama
for allegedly supporting Israel.
(If only that was true!)
He is asked about Sara Azmeh Rasmussen,
who the DCU person has actually been in touch with.
He claims the Danish cartoonists should be "held accountable"
in some vague, but threatening way.
We get vague honeyed words about no "compulsion" in religion.
But he never condemns the application of sharia law in Pakistan, Iran, Gaza, Sudan, Saudi Arabia or Egypt.
It seems highly unlikely that he is opposed to this.
The 'sheikh of death' must be barred,
July 17th 2005.
- "Yusuf al-Qaradawi is banned from entering the United States
and will soon be barred from Britain.
If Minister McDowell is serious about combating Islamic fanaticism here,
he must follow suit by ensuring that the "theologian of terror" is permanently prevented
from entering this State."
Europe's Fatwa Factories
by Soeren Kern,
February 3, 2011:
"The European Council for Fatwa and Research (ECFR) is the most influential fatwa council in Europe. Based in Ireland, the ECFR is chaired by Yusuf al-Qaradawi, a demagogic Egyptian Islamic scholar, and an intellectual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. Al-Qaradawi, who is also a spiritual advisor for the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, has defended suicide attacks against Jews as "martyrdom in the name of Allah," and has been banned from entering Great Britain and the United States."
International Union of Muslim Scholars
issues a fatwa in
2004calling 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."
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?
[US diplomatic cable, 2006] says:
"In conversations with emboffs, key
integrationist Muslims and at least one journalist charge
that ICCI answers to Al Qaradawi.
In discussions with emboffs, the above-named
pluralistic individuals and others have accused Halawa and
other leaders at ICCI, and a smaller, more radical mosque,
South Circular Road (SCR) Mosque and notably its Imam,
Sudanese Yahya Al Hussein, of membership in the Muslim
Brotherhood. Despite the historical and political
connections that ICCI has with the GOI, other prominent
Muslims deem that its teaching is influenced by Wahhabism
with a close link to the ultraconservative Deobandi school of
Islam (espoused by the Taliban). One journalist in town
reported that other than in Qatar, the MB has its strongest
base in Ireland, and charged that Al Qaradawi "runs Islam in
When queried in a May 23 interview by emboffs
about the European role of MB, Halawa and Saleem failed to
clarify their position regarding the organization
... When pressed on Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, they
demonstrated loyalty to him by claiming that he is a model of
It says that some
members of the Clonskeagh mosque celebrated the kidnapping of Irish aid worker
by Iraqi jihadis
(She was then murdered by the jihadis.)
"When there are problems, such as when ICCI members
were known to be celebrating after Margaret Hassan was
kidnapped in Iraq, ICCI leadership attempted to disassociate
itself from the issue."
It says that some children at the
Clonskeagh Muslim school
mourned the death of
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
"when Ali heard that a small number of children
at the ICCI Muslim school were absent from school and visibly
sad when al-Zarqawi (a senior al-Qaeda member) was killed
in Iraq, the Imams at the various mosques worked together to
speak with the families and address the issue. Ali added
that the notion to mourn the death of al-Zarqawi is not
coming from the school, but instead from the children's
Ali Selim says he
does not believe
the London 7/7 bombings
were carried out by Muslims:
"events that happened in England - I personally haven't seen compelling proof
that that was done by Muslims."
Hot Press: "But the 7/7 bombers were Muslims!"
"In my understanding, I haven't seen proof that those who did that were Muslims."
He also expresses doubts about the standard theories of 9/11.
He says he is against violence,
but declines to judge Bin Laden as a terrorist, saying he would have to meet him and talk to him.
He declines to say that people should have the right to draw cartoons of Muhammed
in a free society.
He declines to condemn the fatwa against Salman Rushdie.
He defends Sharia law if the majority want it.
He says about Iraq:
"all the Iraqi people describe themselves as fighting against the occupation",
which is nonsense.
How about all of the Iraqi army and police, who are fighting with the occupation
against the jihadis?
He says: "So they see that they have no other alternative",
which sounds like support for violence to me.
If not, clarify this here.
And they do have an alternative.
They don't have to fight allied troops.
They can simply vote for a party
that asks for the occupation to end.
Why didn't they?
The answer is because they don't want the occupation to end.
At least, not yet.
He never has doubts about his belief in an invisible supernatural being:
"Never! Never. Never. There is God, all the time.
I find it really very strange if someone believes - or even thinks
- that there is no Allah or there is no God."
Maybe he should read a bit more.
In short, he is at best a useless neutral in this global war.
He will be of absolutely no use at all in this conflict.
No other minority that I know of
threatens our ancient freedoms like this.
Only the Muslim community, apparently.
If there is any other minority
that has openly threatened our ancient freedoms in Ireland,
let me know here.
that Muslims are the major victims of violence worldwide.
non-stop killings by the jihad
all over the world, every day since 9/11 (every day since the start of Islam in fact),
"Look to the east or to the west,
or wherever you want to look,
you will find that it is only the Muslim blood being shed everywhere."
He refuses to condemn Bin Laden.
"Well, I don't know him.
Consequently, I can't say I respect or do not respect him."
Yeah, we know where you're coming from.
We understand you, even if Mary Fitzgerald doesn't.
Ali Selim, 10 Feb 2014, supports the Irish blasphemy law using some comical double-speak:
"Islam advocates freedom of expression.
According to Islam, God, angels, holy scriptures, prophets, disciples or companions and places of worship are to be protected by the state against any publication or utterance of blasphemous matter.
Islam is pro-freedom of expression
Mocking at religious values should not be tolerated."
Ali Selim, Jan 2015, shows his true colours again.
Charlie Hebdo jihad massacre,
Ali Selim threatens legal action if anyone in Ireland prints a cartoon of his alleged "prophet".
"definitely we will check the Irish law and if there is any legal channel against you, we will take it
you can't portray the Prophet Mohammed."
He comically adds:
"I am a great advocate of freedom of expression".
Actually, I think there is no legal action that any private citizen can take on this issue in Ireland.
Only the state can prosecute.
When asked to condemn Islamic terror, June 2017, Ali Selim condemns US and Israel.
See bottom of this article.
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,
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?
Sara Azmeh Rasmussen's protest at Clonskeagh in 2011.
(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!)
Rasmussen (of course) got threatened:
"A mob gathered around me. They tore my sign from me,
called me a pig, spat on me and threatened me
A man threatened me. He said that of course I should be killed.
Then he repeated it three times with pressure on the word kill."
"Here in Dublin, many .. told me how sinful and unclean I am.
Some have said that I must be sent by the Jews and Zionists.
The woman who asked me to leave [said] that if I was born like this,
there must be a punishment for the sins that my parents have done.
It is precisely this attitude that creates the violent prejudices against gays in Muslim communities."
Auto-translate of the above.
"In a meeting with the Secretary-General of the Fatwa Council on Tuesday, Rasmussen was informed that she was suffering from a disease.
If you tell me you are born like that, I will sympathise with you and send you to a doctor.
For those who have a disease, I will not ask for the death penalty, Sheikh Hussein Halawa said to Rasmussen.
The Secretary-General, who stressed that he only gave his own view on the matter, explained that the issue of the death penalty for gays was difficult.
He believes that gays must be divided into three categories:
those who are born so, those who have chosen it themselves, and those who try to convert others to becoming gay.
"But for those who want to push others to become gay, Sharia requires the death penalty.
By claiming recognition for your lifestyle, you push others. Your attitude cannot be accepted,"
he said to Rasmussen.
Some Halawa fanatics disputed the auto-translate, so I sourced a Norwegian contact to translate it
and this is the reply.
It confirms the auto-translate is fine.
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?
Saying gays should be killed is no barrier to getting invited
to meet the
Lord Mayor of Dublin
"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.
Hussein Halawa says gays should be killed.
Hussein Halawa hangs out with the Taoiseach
Leo Varadkar (who is gay).
Many more pictures.
See friendly letter from Varadkar to Halawa.
It's nice to know calling for gays to be executed won't stop you getting visits and friendly letters from the Taoiseach.
After years of silence,
Clonskeagh mosque decided to engage with its critics in Oct 2017.
It lasted 6 days.
Someone at the mosque's Twitter decided
to engage with their critics in Oct 2017.
I issued the challenge above.
I challenged them to denounce extremism
and expel extremists from the ECFR.
They made a few attempts at apologetics, and I thought we might get somewhere.
But then they blocked me.
What a strange age we live in.
Clerical extremists are utterly condemned by the great and good.
If they are white and Western, that is.
Non-white clerical extremists get a "woke" pass.
The most crazy example of this in Ireland is the treatment of the radical Halawa mosque by the Irish state and the Irish left.
sums up the world of the Clonskeagh mosque -
and its relationship with the Irish state.
Clonskeagh mosque and its relationship with the Irish left.
Blocked on Twitter by the regressive left and Islamists:
I love debate.
I love ideas.
But the Western left
and their friends the Islamic right
do not return the favour.
Their response to opposing ideas, whether expressed politely or robustly, is often to block.
See Who blocks me on Twitter.
I will debate almost anyone.
Stick to ideas and I will debate you.
But I do have rules.
See Who I block on Twitter.
Twitter is broken, 2016 on:
I am on Twitter at
Twitter was a great place for debate before 2016.
You could meet everyone in the world, and argue about ideas.
Starting in 2016,
Twitter became increasingly broken.
It became full of reporting and bans and censorship.
In 2019, Twitter even started
for no reason that was ever explained, or could be appealed.
promised to end the censorship.
But it looks like a false dawn.
One day, we will have a better place to gather.