The U.S. Embassy in Dublin has sponsored a seminar on Muslim entrepreneurs and business in Ireland. A main point of the conference was the need for Sharia law compliant financial products to be used.
The U.S. Embassy supported the conference as part of President Obama's outreach to Muslims around the world.
Ambassador Dan Rooney congratulated the organizers on Wednesday and said that the U.S was "solid partners" in the venture. He gave a copy of President Obama's book "The Audacity of Hope " to Imam Hussein Halawa, of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland, who opened the event.