Imam says he did not make 'Islamic Ireland' statement
Sir - I'm writing to you to express my concern about the article written by Eoghan Harris in the Sunday Independent (17/10/04).
He stated that a local teacher said to him that Carol Coleman, from Newstalk 106, asked me if I would like to see Ireland as an Islamic state and I answered: "Yes".
This is not true, as I have never made such a statement to this channel or to any other channel. I wonder, is this the right way to get authentic information?
The fact is that I have never made such a statement.
Hussein Halawa, Imam of the Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland