The Religious Studies and Theology Research Group at WIT presents "Islam, Jihad, and Terrorism", delivered by Shaykh Dr Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri from the Al Mustafa Islamic Centre, Dublin.
In light of recent events in France, this talk will explore the challenges radicalism poses for Islam and society generally and whether free speech has its limits in a multicultural, pluralistic world. This is an opportunity to explore the lived experience of Muslims in Ireland; Islamic beliefs; and the relationship between Islam and contemporary culture.
Shaykh Dr Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri will also take the opportunity to launch his website on anti-radicalism.
Shaykh Muhammad Umar Al-Qadri is the Ameer/Imam of Al-Mustafa Islamic Educational & Cultural Centre Ireland. Educated in the Netherlands and Pakistan, he holds a doctorate in International Ethics. Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri lectures regularly in Irish mosques, Muslim community centres, colleges and universities including the Irish School of Ecumenics about Islam and contemporary issues and is also the Founding Member of Irish Council of Imams. He has been prominent in his opposition to extremism within Islam and, in particular, the recent terrorist attacks in France.
FREE event and open to all.
More information on his recent comments is available on the Irish Times website.