An Irish imam said he is concerned about those in the community who are providing "moral support" to extremism and terrorism.

Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri said that while the activities of Garda units, detailed in yesterday's Irish Examiner, were welcome, he still believed there were "gaps" that needed to be closed.

Shaykh Al-Qadri, imam at the Sunni mosque in Blanchardstown, west Dublin, said he did not believe the Garda Racial, Intercultural, and Diversity Office (GRIDO) was able to "address" the moral support given to extremism online, in certain mosques and some Muslim student groups.

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