Muslim Community Lobby Ireland is an independent organization established 1st May 2007. Its motto is TO USE THE VOTE RIGHTLY AND TO RAISE THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY AWARNESS WITH THEIR RIGHTS AND TO PROMOTE TOLERANCE AND UNDERSTANDING OF OTHER EXISTING GROUPS. لترشيد استعمال الصوت الانتخابي ولتوعية وتعريف المسلمين بحقوقهم في ايرلندا وان يعيشوا بتفهم للواقع وللجماعات الاخرى الموجودة على الساحة
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Friends and neighbours of the 15-year-old boy who was stabbed to death in west Dublin held a rally at his school in Hartstown this afternoon in his memory.
Toyosi Shittabey and four of his friends were on their way back home from the National Aquatic Centre on Good Friday at about 8pm when the stabbing happened.
Today friends of Toyosi came to pay tribute to the boy at his school.
Each lit a candle under his official school photograph, which had been taken just a few weeks ago, and they left their own private messages of condolence to his family.
A candlelit vigil will be held at 7pm tonight in Tyrrelstown.
Friends and neighbours have paid tribute to the dead youth - describing him as 'a very quiet boy'.
The principal of Hartstown Community School said the students of the school are deeply saddened and very shocked by what has happened to Toyosi.
John Bean described Toyosi as a much-loved member of the school community.
He described Toyosi as a 'great guy' and full of life, who just wanted to be busy and active all the time.
He said Toyosi brought great honour to himself and to the school through his achievements in football and athletics.
His class teacher, Julie Reilly, said that Toyosi was a loved and popular student both with his peers and teachers and that he always had a big smile on his face. She said he was a great athlete and a super footballer and he will be sadly missed by all his classmates and throughout Hartstown Community School.
Both spoke at the rally held in honour of Toyosi in his school today.
Also speaking at today's event Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri, Imaam of Al Mustafa Islamic Centre in west Dublin, said his message to the community and especially to the Muslim community is to remain calm at this moment and remain peaceful, he said that is the message of Islam.
The 15-year-old was studying to do his Junior Cert at Hartstown Community School and was a keen footballer.
Tributes have also been paid to Toyosi from Shelbourne Football Club.
The youngster was involved with the team and also played for Insaka-Ireland Football, the football club for African children in Ireland.
Last night, two men were charged in connection with his death.
23-year-old Michael Barry of Pigeon House Road, Dublin, was charged with possession of a weapon, believed to be a hockey stick.
38-year-old Paul Barry, from Pearse Street, Dublin was charged with the manslaughter of the teenager. He is due to before Cloverhill District Court tomorrow morning.