Archive for ‘Opinion’

May 25, 2013

Ali Selim: Stereotyping all Muslims simply a form of oppression

Ali Salim

Ali Salim

By Ali Salim for Irish Independent

The resurgence of intolerance and discrimination against Muslims after September 11, coupled with related racist tendencies challenging the exercise of fundamental human rights and freedoms of Muslims in some western countries, had no serious impact on Muslims living in Ireland.

When Irish Muslims faced a critical juncture around the time of 9/11, the Irish people made a difference. They expressed their solidarity with Muslims here.

Some visited Muslim organisations and handed over letters of solidarity and others presented flowers. They all passed one message: “This is not you. We are with you.”

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October 13, 2012

Opinion: Which road will Irish Muslims take?

Source: The Egyptian Gazzette

What direction are the Muslims of Ireland going to take? Are they going to become totally assimilated into Irish society or will they be seen more and more as something foreign to the Irish way of life? Will they fit so well into Irish society that they are not seen as different to anyone else? Will their faith act as a leaven within their society? Or will they just become yet another religious voice, like so many others in Ireland, that is no longer of any relevance in a world that has grown sufficient on its own, without the need of religions or religious leaders?  Continued reading