'Lone wolves' are groomed by hate preachers

Isil's main aim is to incite a violent reaction against innocent Muslims in Europe, writes Jim Cusack

Muslims put flowers and hold a minute of silence in front of the church if Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, western France, where French priest Jacques Hamel was killed on July 26. Photo: AFP/Getty Images

Jim Cusack

Figures for interpreter services in the Irish Courts Service show that 7,490 foreign nationals with little or no English appeared in front of a judge last year. On only 118 occasions did the courts need Arabic language assistance. It's an indication of what is already known; that Ireland's Muslim community, possibly 80,000 to 100,000 strong, is probably the most law-abiding section of our population.