A Dublin Boy
Though you might not guess from his name, Ibrahim Halawa was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. His father, Sheikh Hussein Halawa is the most senior Muslim cleric in the country and is the imam of Ireland’s largest mosque in the Dublin suburb of Clonskeagh.
Hussein and his wife were both born in Egypt and immigrated to Ireland with their three daughters a year before Ibrahim was born. Though they now lived in Ireland, the Halawas made regular family trips to the couples’ homeland…