Near FM are delighted to present, Understanding Irish Muslims, a four part series telling the story of Muslims living in Ireland and which demonstrates in a positive light how they embrace and contribute to Irish society. The series aims to improve understanding between Muslims and non-Muslims in Ireland and assist societal harmony. A general overview of Islam is given and the series also looks at the Irish connection to Islam through those Irish who have converted to the religion, the involvement of Irish Muslims in the Arab Spring, the Irish people who have served in armies in Muslim countries and Muslims who participate in traditional and contemporary Irish activities.
Episode 3 – Arab Spring – talks to Irish people who have a connection with the Arab Spring from a military, political and family point of view. It also speaks to Irish people who served and fought in Muslim countries.