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TUFFY CONDEMNS MOSQUE ATTACK

6 June 2017

Statement by Cllr Joanna Tuffy
Spokesperson on Affordable Housing

Labour Spokesperson on Lifelong Learning and former Dublin Mid-West TD, Joanna Tuffy, has pledged her support with those affected by an incident at a mosque in Galway City last night.

Ms. Tuffy, who was at the opening of the mosque in 2014, commented:

“While the circumstances of last night’s incident are still being investigated, I wish to show my support for those present at the time, who must have found the incident very distressing.

“The mosque was first built by Ahmadiyya Muslims and opened by their spiritual leader, his Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor in 2014.

“I was glad to be present at that opening, and have gotten to know many Ahmadiyya Muslims as active members of my local community in Lucan.

“They have raised money for charities and have held many interfaith events in Lucan, promoting peace and love for all.

“The attack on the mosque flies in the face of Irish values of tolerance and inclusion. It is time for the Government to put hate crimes legislation in place to act as a further deterrent to such attacks."