- Jan 14, 2016
His Grace, Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun, Grand Mufti of Syria.
Seems the Grand Mufti of Syria visited Ireland recently, and this is what he had to say regarding Clonskeagh Mosque. This is from a conversation with journalist Venessa Beeley. Although a Sunni Muslim, he supports the Syrian Government and was thus not welcome at the Muslim Brotherhood Mosque in Clonskeagh.
During my time there (Ireland), I wanted to visit the Mosque but the Parliament security officers advised me against it. So, apparently its easier for the Patriarch to go to the Mosque than me. So, I sent my son, Abdul Rahman, he was wearing casual clothes and he sat in the car in front of the Mosque. Most of the people entering to pray, all looked like ISIS, all the ladies were covering their faces. This is personal, I cannot judge this. Inside this centre which is one of the most beautiful centres in Ireland and England, over five hectares, there is a huge prayer hall and there is a smaller hall which is called “The martyrs of Imam Osama Bin Laden”.
The Irish and British intelligence agencies are allowing the new generation to go and pray and to see this name, Osama Bin Laden, so they are creating a new Osama Bin Laden from this generation. The other hall is Imam Sheikh Qaradawi – this is a hall for lectures. Our halls in Damascus are called Saint Paul, Ibn Rushd, Mother Theresa – its different. They brought Osama Bin Laden, so this is a huge question mark over what the UK intelligence is doing. They can prevent this. I am changing euros to dollars from bank to bank, they can monitor this accurately, why cant they stop this radicalisation?
You can read the full interview here,