A spokesperson for the Muslim community in Kerry has said all acts of terrorism or vandalism must be condemned.
Dr Rizwan Khan of the Kerry Islamic Outreach Society was speaking after a mosque in Galway was vandalised – an action he described as ‘alarming’.
He said the peaceful majority of Muslims in Ireland were being tarnished with the same brush following Islamic State’s attack on London Bridge.
Dr Khan vociferously rejected – what he described as ‘xenophobic’ comments – in the wake of the attack, citing the crucial role played by Muslims in the Irish health service:
Dr Khan said communities in Kerry and elsewhere need to stand together, in the name of peace, as ‘terrorism has no religion’: