Ireland Hails Muslim Contributions

The President of Ireland has praised, and thanked Muslims for educating Ireland about Islam. Did they educate them to the fact that Islam is a religion of war, that encourages lying? Of course not, and if she thinks what is happening in Britain, will not happen in Ireland she is only fooling herself.

Ireland hails Muslim contributions

CAIRO — Ireland’s President Mary McAleese has praised Muslim students’ contributions to Irish society and economy, saying they are good ambassadors for the Islamic faith, The Irish Times reported Saturday, February 27.

“It is important to acknowledge here the very positive contribution that Islamic students make to Irish society and to our economy,” McAleese said late Friday at a ceremony marking the end of the Islamic Awareness Week at the Royal College of Surgeons.

She said studies and scientific researches by Muslim students have largely enriched Ireland.

“They are helping to advance the frontiers of science, medicine and research,” she said.

“It is their encouraging experience of Ireland that helps our higher education institutions compete for students and recognition in this globalized world.”

Irish universities and educational institutions are favorite destinations for Muslims students, particularly from Gulf and Asian countries.

Every year, Muslim students associations organize an Islam Awareness Week at universities to raise awareness about Islam and Muslims.

“(This event) plays an important part in educating our society about itself and its members,” McAleese said.

“The spirit of this week is the path to understanding and I hope that as the week comes to a close more and more people will have joined the journey of mutual understanding which is so essential for the development of a tolerant, peaceful, safe and nurturing society.”

Ireland is home to some 50,000 Muslims, making up about 1 percent of the total population.

“Ireland’s Muslim population, though still relatively small, has been augmented by inward migration and by a large international student population,” said McAleese.

Islam ambassadors

The Irish President also extolled the Muslim students’ role in promoting the values of coexistence and respect of the other.

“The Islamic and Muslim Student Societies are very active in colleges across the country, promoting awareness and fostering relationships across different cultures,” said McAleese.

“That investment, which I hope is matched by a curiosity and a welcome from those who know little about Islam, is essential if we are to fully live our claim to be a place of many traditions.”

The Irish leader also praised the Muslim students’ role in forging ahead Ireland’s relations with all Muslim countries.

“Historically Ireland’s links with the world of Islam have been relatively modest,” she said.

“They have largely been forged by Muslim students from many countries who paid us the compliment of undertaking their academic and professional studies here.”

McAleese thanked the Muslim students for being good ambassadors for their faith in Ireland and for the European country over the world.

“They have proved to be wonderful ambassadors not just for their countries, faith and culture but for Ireland for wherever they have gone in the world they have spoken well of us, opened doors to us and become voluntary advocates for Ireland.”

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21 comments for “Ireland Hails Muslim Contributions

  1. March 1, 2010 at 4:18 am

    Who do they think they're foolin?

  2. Robin Shadowes
    March 1, 2010 at 5:11 am

    Jeez, another braindead western politician. I'm sure as hell getting tired of them.

    • March 1, 2010 at 5:28 am

      Do they really not know about Islam, or are they just cowardly? It could be both though.

  3. Gary Rumain
    March 1, 2010 at 6:43 am

    LOL! What a joke! Arselifters in Ireland are already demanding shariah!

    • March 1, 2010 at 7:00 am

      Years ago Sharia is the West would not of even spoken of, but today's PC movement is accepting of all, even if it destroys their own way of life.

  4. March 1, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    If I can find an e-mail for her, I will send her "The 4 Stages of Islamic Conquest" and ask if she can see where on the march toward dhimmitude Ireland is…

  5. mike veal
    March 1, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    what a bunch of boobs,the pandering to islam has to stop.they are all liars and deceivers.if any muslim tells u they can be ur friends they are lying.the koran says they cant

  6. BitokHaj
    March 2, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Winston Churchill – "An appeaser is someone who feeds a crocodile hoping it eats him last" Fair assessment?

    Did anyone in the UK watch Channel4 'Despatches' last night?

    Anyone who takes any notes of what is going on – people like yourselves and those on fb who subscribe to Mr Logan and Ms Adams and Mr Spencer et al – would recognise a lot of the names that they had "uncovered" and have been able to see through all their lies and double-speak.

    It may come on You Tube so have a look.

    Knowledge is Golden!

  7. Hungarian Crusader
    March 6, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    What islamic contributions?

    Maybe they would think differently if they were occupied for 600 years or so as the Spanish-Portugese were before the Reconquista started?

  8. john murtagh
    April 1, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    my oh my oh my, spreading hatred are we, get ur facts straight, i was at the royal college of surgeons, the muslims i met were very courteous and respectfull, they answered all my questions about islam and u would be surprised at how much it is anti-war ant-discrimination and anti-hatred to other religions all being backed up by verse from there koran,

    stop reading bullshit on the net

    • April 2, 2010 at 2:22 am

      Did you happen to ask those arselifters about takiya and kitman? What about their false prophet Mahound's desire for little girls? Ask them why he married a 6 year old girl. Or why he waged wars?

      Or did you ask them why the koran only preaches hatred? Why it maligns Jews, Christians and other kafirs? And how it goes to great lengths describing what to do to them?

      Did you ask them why arselifters are responsible for so much of the world's terrorism? Or why arselifters have no concept of compassion?

    • April 2, 2010 at 6:26 pm

      I am sure that they would never lie to someone like you that has so little knowledge of the religion…

      So nothing on the Internet is true, or is it just the stuff about Islam is not true? Is that your arguement?

      Islam is a religion of war, that encourages Muslims to lie. It also OK's rape.

      Here are the links that prove what I have stated.

      PROVE me wrong, and btw my views on Islam are supported by scholars Bukhari, Muslim, and the Al Azhar. The highest learning Islamic school in the world. But maybe you know better.

      Fact is that Islamic Law disriminates against other religions. Ask your friends what "jizya" is.

  9. john murtagh
    April 2, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    im sorry all ur facts are all wrong, stop hating and ur ignorance and go and ask questions from the sources itself, why dont u go ask ur questions to this site they have all ur questions answered, prople like u ned to stop listning to the media and otther websited like these, muslims in ireland have never done anything wrong and have integrated well into this community, stop hating and start tolerating, just because they have diifrent beliefes doesnt me we have to be afriad of them, they all want the same thing as any other person wants a happy life.

    • April 2, 2010 at 8:20 pm

      So now you are saying that the Islamic scriptures are wrong. Too funny. I don't listen to the media, and you are being played for a fool. Muslims are clearly trying to takeover Europe. They want the world under their religious rule. That is not what all others want.

      The bottom line is that you have given nothing but your opinion, and cannot prove my articles wrong. You wish to take the easy way out, and remain purposely blind. Islam allows lying, rape, and pedophilia. Which is your favorite part?

      No one should tolerate the intolerance of Islam, and if you do not like what you read here, do not come here. I will speak out even more now. PROVE me wrong.

    • April 2, 2010 at 8:21 pm

      Al Azhar, the highest Islamic source backs me up, and you are?

  10. julia
    August 31, 2010 at 8:09 am

    At my college in NYC they held a rally for college students. The muslim students were asked how many think that the Jewish holocaust was a good thing. The majority roared in approval. A block from me on the former World Trade Center site they are building what will be the largest Muslim mosque in the United States. Virtually everyone is opposed to it being built there. Nevertheless, the U.S. State Department is sending the mosque’s Imam Sharif el-Gamal(who was until very recently a waiter and real estate funds embezzler) on an all expense paid trip to Saudi Arabia and other terrorist Muslim nations. This thing will become a meeting point for terrorists from all over the world.

    And by the way, does anyone other than me think it’s weird that you have to log in to forums and give your full information before posting your opinion on a website? Way to violate privacy!

    • admin
      August 31, 2010 at 1:37 pm

      Unfortunately, there is a lot of hatred of Jesus stemming from Muslims on campuses across the country.

  11. Liam McCarthy
    December 30, 2011 at 11:25 am


    • admin
      December 30, 2011 at 11:42 am

      Hi Liam!

      It is imperative that all non-Islamic countries, end all Muslim immigration and Mosque construction.

      We are in this together, thanks for dropping by.

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