An Irish priest wants to swap places in an Egyptian prison with Muslim Brotherhood supporter Ibrahim Halawa

Islamic Cultural Centre of Ireland

An Irish priest has reached out to Egyptian authorities offering to swap places with teenager Ibrahim Halawa in prison.

Father Seamus Fleming (82) of the Holy Ghost Fathers order said the teenager is “just immature” and doesn’t deserve to be imprisoned.

Halawa, from Tallaght in Dublin, has spent almost three years in an Egyptian prison awaiting trial for charges related to taking part in a pro-Muslim Brotherhood rally…

…Fleming explained that he travelled to Egypt and met with members of the Muslim Brotherhood, former president Morsi  and members of the current government.

He said all were “very nice people,” but noted that he “wouldn’t know much about” the recent history of Egypt…

…Ibrahim’s father, Hussein Halawa, is the Imam of the Clonskeagh Mosque. Wikileaks correspondence released in 2011 included suggestions that he is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood…

  • Martin B

    …Fleming explained that he travelled to Germany and met with members of the Nazi Party and with Reich Chancellor Hitler.

    He said all were “very nice people,” but noted that he “wouldn’t know much about” the recent history of Germany.

  • Clausewitz

    How about we just make them cell mates. Two for one sounds good to me.

  • Uncle_Waspy

    It seems the Irish have given up whiskey and started chugging the Kool-Ade instead.

    • Frau Katze

      Yep, it’s becoming the drink of choice!

  • Exile1981

    If the child is just immature rather than having been indoctrinated by the father since childhood then why hasn’t the father who is an iman gone to Egypt to ask for his son’s release? Could it be that the dad isn’t willing to risk his neck for his son?