Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Centre

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Mark speaks to SHAYKH UMAR AL QADIR, head imam of the Blanchardstown Islamic Centre and chair of the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Centre.

He talks about the work he does for both the Blanchardstown Islamic Centre and the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Centre, his understanding of people’s perceptions of the Muslim community, his opinions on Muslim extremists, how both Muslim and Irish communities are adapting to each other and how he feels that religion should not be an excuse for extremists to commit such violent actions as reported on the news.

He also talks about how he feels that the politicians of today are not helping the situation and how it’s important for everyone to understand each other.

Duration: 17'38" DATE: November 30, 2015
Interviewer:Mark Finnegan
Producer:Mark Finnegan
Interviewee:Shaykh Umar al Qadir
Themes:Irish Life & Culture, Local Arts & Culture
Keywords:Islam, Blanchardstown Islamic Centre, Irish Muslim Peace & integration Centre, Extremists, Terrorism, Politics, Ignorance
LocationBlanchardstown Islamic Centre, Dublin Time Period:2015
Type:Sound Language:English
Creator:Near FM Publisher:Near FM
Identifier:NEARFM_20151130_NST_001
Rights:Creative Commons License
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