Here we had a clear report from someone that had to have their identity hidden because of fear of being outed. Then we had Fawaz Gerges giving very clear insights into the radicalisation of youth. Ali Selim, for some reason is brought on by RTE? He immediately denies everything and tries to do the usual trick of turning this into his favourite menu item namely Islamophobia.
This report totally contradicts Ali Selim’s views:
It is exactly at this point Irish media can’t address the problem. Fawaz Gerges is so taken aback he begins to adjust his narrative. Everyone is bending over backwards to someone who is part of the problem not the solution. Why? Because in Ireland going back to Bertie Ahern’s period in office Clonskeagh Mosque has been treated as the Vatican of Islam in Ireland. This while knowing that each mosque is independent and Clonskeagh has raised issues of concern for years which instead of leading to investigation have instead led to endorsement and confusion. As the photo below shows the current government has continued this policy.
Note the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny and the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald are not in talks with the mosque but seem to have joined their board. Normally when there are talks one is sitting across from ones dialogue partners.
We have outlined the history of Islam in Ireland which goes back to the fifties and the South African Muslims who came to study in Ireland from Apartheid South Africa.
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This article was written by a native of Saudi Arabia.
Here then is the Report from RTÉ – Today with Sean O’Rourke
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Radicalisation in Ireland
18 December 2015
Brian O’Connell report, Fawaz Gerges, London School of Economics, Dr. Ali Selim, Islamic Centre, Clonskeagh in Dublin
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