SHAFAQNA -Â In what is believed to be the first protest of its kind inÂ Ireland, Muslims from all over the Republic will take part in a â€˜Not in Our Nameâ€™ protest against Islamic State (IS) in Dublin on Sunday.
At the protest Muslims leaders will sign a peace declaration condemning IS and to demonstrate that hatred and violence can never be legitimized in the name of Islam.
The protest will also highlight that Islam is a religion of peace and show that all Muslims in Ireland condemn terrorism.
â€œIndiscriminate slaughter, public beheadings and systematic starvation are all features of the murderous campaign by the so-called Islamic State. All these are absolutely against the teachings of Islam. Most victims of this murderous campaign are Muslims,â€ the organisers have pointed out.
It would be â€œterribly wrong that in the face of the un-Islamic State atrocities if we as Muslims remain silent at how Islam is wrongfully defined as a barbaric religion by these terrorists,â€ they said.
Noting that Muslims in Ireland marched against caricatures of Muhammad in Dublin a few years ago, they said that IS was â€œdamaging Islam and Muslims more than the caricatures and Islamophobia is increasing rapidly due to the atrocities of these terroristsâ€.
Theyâ€™ve invited all Muslims in Ireland to take part in Sundayâ€™s â€˜Not in our Nameâ€™ protest to â€œdemonstrate collectively that hatred and violence can never be legitimized in the name of Islamâ€.