Muslim Community Lobby Ireland is an independent organization established 1st May 2007. Its motto is TO USE THE VOTE RIGHTLY AND TO RAISE THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY AWARNESS WITH THEIR RIGHTS AND TO PROMOTE TOLERANCE AND UNDERSTANDING OF OTHER EXISTING GROUPS. لترشيد استعمال الصوت الانتخابي ولتوعية وتعريف المسلمين بحقوقهم في ايرلندا وان يعيشوا بتفهم للواقع وللجماعات الاخرى الموجودة على الساحة

Friday, August 15, 2008

Brother Mujahid (Liam Egan) of the Hijab Committee says:

Dear All,The Gorey Muslim Community posted this article from the Irish Times this morning. It would now appear that Minister Lenihan is not going to make any changes to the existing guidelines. We would like the Irish Hijab Campaign to consider an official press release in response to this news and I would like people to consider the following:1. This move simply places us in the same situation that occurred when the issue first broke.2. The right to education for Muslim girls will still be subject to the whims of Principals and boards of management who can and have banned the hijab in the past. One such school in Dublin cited a Catholic ethos as its excuse for the hijab ban, the young Muslim girl was forced to find a school that would accommodate her.3. The question of the hijab has also raised concerns about the lack of consultation and inclusion in such decisions. As you are well aware over 4000 principals were opined but only a handful of Muslims were consulted about an issue that directly affects them. How does this lack of consultation contribute to the integration that we hear of?
Thoughts please