Re: Racism increase in Ireland
Another unpleasant story which seems to have been generally downplayed today. The security company boss spent 10 minutes with Audrey Carville on Drivetime today not explaining how it happened and repeatedly said that he wanted to talk to the women involved before he made any comment.
One of the women, whose first name is Sajida, said they felt threatened and humiliated when the driver of a security van drew up and shouted that there was “no praying in the park” as they knelt in Griffith Park, Drumcondra, for one of the five daily calls to prayer that Muslims must observe.
Sajida, who moved to Ireland from Britain 17 years ago, said the women had “never experienced anything like it before”.
Sajida said she and her friend had picked a quiet spot but had barely begun praying when she heard a loud honking.
A Manguard Plus van — Manguard is contracted by Dublin City Council to provide an out-of-hours park warden service — drew up a few metres away and, Sajida claims, the driver shouted at them there was no praying in the park.
"Any member or civilian employee of An Garda Síochána who wishes to report in confidence about corruption and malpractice can be assured that any such report will be taken seriously and extensive protections will be given to him or her"
Alan Shatter. June 14, 2011