Al-Mustafa Islamic Educational & Cultural Centre Dublin prayers

Random shots from inside the Al-Mustafa Islamic Educational & Cultural Centre in Blanchardstown, Dublin before and during this afternoon’s address (followed by prayers) by Imam and Islamic theologian, Dr Umar

During his address, he condemned the recent murders in Paris and called for calm reflection at a time of heightened tensions.

He also drew comparisons between how some might perceive the wider Muslim community on Ireland to the way the Irish in Britain were perceived in the 1970s and 80s during the IRA’s bombing campaign.