A letter from the Former Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Ireland reads:
I am an Irish Muslim I’ll say this loud and clear, I love Ireland and its people and we Muslims in Ireland will be the first to condemn Terrance ‘Khalid’ Kelly and be there to stop him at each step of the way. We are dealing with a delusional sociopath who has no respect for the sanctity of human life. Often the first people to suffer from the actions of these radical Islamist cultists are mainstream Muslims. I fervently hope that a man like Kelly especially with a family and young children reform himself and lead a peaceful life but until that happens he must be stopped.
Kelly should be prosecuted for inciting violence and issuing death threats to the fullest extent of the law, in a Metro Eireann article dated the 27th of May he called outright for the killing of the Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, that alone should have him in prison, the fact that he has also declared Ireland as a legitimate target for terrorist attacks and said he would kill Irishman in Afghanistan in the past year makes it hard to believe that he is still allowed to walk our streets. We Muslims in Ireland who respect and cherish Ireland’s hard fought freedoms, democracy and security will not let this twisted man endanger this country. I spoke against his cult “Al Muhajiroun” at the Trinity College Philosophical Society debate in 2007 and what I saw in front of me were a rabble of psychologically damaged individuals whose relation to the majority of Muslims is as distant as that of the genocidal cult in Uganda "The Lord’s Resistance Army” to the majority of Christians. I ask that the government introduce effective legislation against this type of incitement to violence and hatred and I call on the Garda Siochana and the Director of Public Prosecutions to protect the public from the threat that Kelly (and his ilk) pose on our nation.
Our legacy as Muslims in Ireland is of thousands of doctors serving in public hospitals since the 1940s with approximately three thousand currently in Irish hospitals; thousands of entrepreneurs contributing to the local economy and thousands of academics in Irish universities who first arrived as early as the 1700s contributing in the sciences and humanities –a prominent example is Professor Mir Aulad Ali who lectured at Trinity College for over 30 years and influenced W.B. Yeats, James Joyce and AE. He was also a prominent member of Conradh na Gaeilge -the Gaelic League.
We will not let fascists like Terrance “Khalid” Kelly harm our nation or tarnish our reputation as a valued part of Irish society.
(Former Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Ireland)
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