We are constantly told that the vast majority of Muslims are moderates who abhor and reject jihad terrorism. Yet this is not the first time this has happened. Contrast this turnout to the thousands of Muslims who turn out for rallies against cartoons of Muhammad or against Israel. But given a chance to show how Muslims overwhelmingly reject “extremism,” only a handful show up.
“Around 50 people take part in ‘Not in Our Name’ demonstration,” RTE News, July 26, 2015:
Up to 50 people took part in a rally organised by the Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council to protest over the actions of the so-called Islamic State.
The demonstrators gathered on Dublin’s O’Connell Street to distance Islam from the group, and show that it is a peaceful religion.
The “Not in Our Name” demonstration was organised in the wake of last month’s terrorist attack in Tunisia which killed 38 people, including three Irish citizens.
Organisers say it is believed to be the first protest of its kind held in Ireland.