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A Muslim cleric has resigned from the Irish Council of Imams because of a lack of confidence in it.

Shaykh Dr Umar al-Qadri, imam of the Al-Mustafa Islamic Centre in Blanchardstown, Dublin, was a founding member of the council.

The council is "ineffective as a platform to discuss the concerns of the Muslim Community in Ireland", said a note on the centre's website.


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