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April 30, 2012

Ahmadiyya respond to claims from Irish Muslims

Source: Chinedu Onyejelem, Metro Eireann

Members of Ireland’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Associ-ation have described as “deeply” hateful a recent comment by a Muslim cleric that tried to discredit their community.

The criticism follows a video lecture on YouTube by Sheikh Dr Umar Al-Qadri, leader of the Blanchardstown-based Al-Mustafa Islamic Cultural Centre Ireland, who said that Ahmadiyya followers are “not Muslims”.

“We consider the comments of Sheikh Umar Al-Qadri with regard to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Ireland deeply offensive and has hurt the feelings of the community members,” spokesperson Imran Ahmed Sheikh told Metro Éireann.

He warned the cleric to avoid making irresponsible remarks that could cause serious problems within the Muslim community in Ireland.
“Such comments have caused hatred and violence in countries such as Pakistan and can create dissention from within all the Muslim communities in Ireland.”

Sheikh added that the comments “should not be tolerated in Ireland”.

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