For some reason, right-wing religion is very popular on the Irish left.
So long as it isn't Christianity, of course.
Actually, so long as it is Islam.
Something about Islam's confident, aggressive stance against the Western consensus appeals to the left.
The Muslim Brotherhood linked
has always been popular with the Irish left,
and when in 2013 its members the Halawa Four
got into trouble for supporting the
Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt,
the Irish left rushed to defend them.
"Ibrahim Halawa, ordinary Irish schoolboy"
Comical title on
Irish Times article promoting the Halawas, 8 Aug 2015.
Because most Irish schoolboys speak on stage to 10,000 Muslim Brotherhood supporters when they are on holiday.
Sad and comical:
UCC student magazine
Motley Magazine, 2 Sept 2015,
describes a Muslim Brotherhood extremist as "a hero of free speech and justice".
For a certain western mindset,
the aggressive and "authentic" Muslim Brotherhood
is far more worthy of support than the passive and "uncool" Egyptian Christians
who are having their churches burnt by the Muslim Brotherhood.
is worried about the fate of Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
A gay activist
is worried about the fate of Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
Left-wing Irish guy
supports the Muslim Brotherhood four,
worries about "Ikhwanophobia".
to prevent me reporting any more of his terrible tweets.
The Halawa case brings out almost every combination of crazy. This guy
shows in his avatar solidarity with Paris after the jihad attacks of Nov 2015.
And yet he also shows solidarity with a Muslim Brotherhood prisoner.
That makes no sense at all.
councillor for the centre-left
says it is "xenophobic" to oppose Islamists.
How does he feel about Muslims who oppose Islamists?
Does he even know what an Islamist is?
Some Irish bloke,
defends the MB, and says that complaining about the persecution of brown Christians is racist!
Having called me a racist, he then blocks me!
In my experience, western leftists are very cold on brown Christians, because they disrupt the narrative.
This guy is pure Social Justice Warrior.
Not only does he bring in the "racist" line remarkably early,
but he also brings in alleged sexism too!
I criticised a journalist who wrote about the MB.
The SJW guy
says this is:
"Stalking a woman's account over a week later ... Super creepy."
Endless comedy: Minutes later,
the same bloke is nastily
attacking women who disagree with him
and agree with me.
Because of my criticism of the MB Halawa family,
calls me a
"raging moron .. sad, bigoted .. dumb cunt"
and blocks me.
Irish leftist Kevin Higgins ("Boglawyer")
blocks me for
with his support for the Muslim Brotherhood prisoner.
I never even raised my voice.
joins in, and sends her support for the ultra-right-wing religious Muslim Brotherhood.
Her home page is an odd combination of the
and the feminist
In contrast to the above people, however, she is willing to debate:
When the MB burning Christian churches is mentioned,
"many factions guilty of that. christians and muslims defending each other too though."
Which clearly implies Christians were burning mosques, and "good" Christians were defending Muslims from Christian attack.
Which is total nonsense.
When challenged on this,
"mosques were also burned"
and links to an article.
The article, however, shows no mosque burning.
And the attack it shows on Muslims was carried out by the army, not by Christians!
She wants to believe Christians and Muslims are the same.
And she is not interested in whether it is true.
Ireland had a referendum on gay marriage
which provided the extraordinary spectacle of people declaring their support for gay marriage and
also their support for a Muslim Brotherhood prisoner.
"Yes to Gay Marriage" avatars
and "Free the MB guy"!
It makes no sense at all.
And you know it's only because he has the "right" skin colour and religion
Daithi O'Laoghaire ("Cunionsandphey")
is a big virtue-signaller.
Pro-gay marriage and pro-abortion.
But he changes his standards when it comes to right-wing Islamists.
They can say anything they like.
He blocks me
for criticising the Halawas.
(He later unblocked me.)
Someone called Niamh Byrne
"Yes to Gay Marriage" avatar and free the MB.
Sinn Fein politician
Eoin O Broin
has a gay marriage avatar and yet
tweets for Halawa.
He writes an
outrageous article in the Sunday Business Post, 14 June 2015,
that portrays Halawa as an innocent on holiday.
He fails to mention that Halawa spoke on stage to 10,000 Muslim Brotherhood supporters.
I'm not sure Eoin O Broin is as naive as the daft pro-gay tweeters above, though.
Sinn Fein has always had a soft spot for the hard men of Islamism.
says we don't support Halawa because we are racist.
Apparently, Irish people don't like Ibrahim Halawa because he is brown.
Of course, O'Keeffe has it backwards.
Halawa only has support because he is brown.
If he was white Irish, and got into trouble supporting an anti-semitic Aryan Brotherhood type organisation abroad,
no one in Ireland would care.
The reason some Irish support Halawa is exactly because he is brown,
and they want to display their multicultural credentials.
Donal O'Keeffe expands this idea into a
ludicrous article about Halawa, 30 Apr 2015.
He implies that racism is the only possible reason why people do not like an Islamic extremist.
He claims that the rally of pro-sharia Muslim Brotherhood extremists was
"a pro-democracy protest".
I debated O'Keeffe on
All I got from him was hot air and bluster, and then he blocked me.
Everyone who dislikes the Muslim Brotherhood is a racist, apparently.
He unblocks me the next day, obviously hoping the threat of debate is gone.
(But he blocks me again later.)
Block me, unblock me, whatever.
He has already embarrassed himself.
He has shown that he cannot debate.
How dare I link this filthy racist to Ibrahim Halawa?
Well here's how I dare:
Ibrahim Halawa referred to Salah Soltan as his leader in his speech to the MB crowd:
"My name is Ebraheem Halawa and I am from Ireland. ... during the massacre at Sadat's Memorial I was there and saw the people killed even though Salah Sultan said to come back, but they stayed to face the police".
Has Ibrahim Halawa ever condemned Salah Soltan
for spreading the blood libel against the Jews?
Tell me here.
Later, in Dec 2015, he unblocks me, and we even have a debate.
But when he runs out of arguments, it ends in the same stupid place.
In the end, I block him.
He starts bothering my employer,
I am bigoted against Islamists
and in favour of Muslim liberals!
His complaint is incoherent, but bothering my employer crosses a line.
O'Keeffe is such a sleazy hypocrite.
Here he is in
publishing a Mo cartoon himself.
Irish Times journalist
is another person who
thinks this argument makes sense.
None of the people retweeting this know anything about the Halawas, or want to know.
They just like signalling that they are more tolerant of brown people than most Irish are.
An actual Egyptian Copt
appears on the thread and talks about how the MB victimised his community.
The virtue-signalling leftists don't give a shit.
He is "the wrong sort of brown".
One of the journalists campaigning for the Halawas is
of the Sunday Independent.
She does not seem to be a radical lefty,
but she is sure dedicated to the cause
because merely sending her a link to this stuff made her block me!
Family concerned for welfare of four siblings being held in Egypt, Joanna Kiernan, Sunday Independent, 27 October 2013.
She writes an entire article on the Halawas without mentioning they are Muslim Brotherhood.
"The Halawa siblings were caught up in the protests in Cairo while spending their summer holidays with family in the city."
Em, not really.
spent weeks active in the MB protests,
spoke in public at the MB protests,
were called on as guides to escort journalists around the MB camp,
had been injured in violence before,
and knew more violence was coming.
Here she is again on 4 May 2014, talking about the brother still in prison.
She again promotes the Halawa narrative.
She does not mention the Muslim Brotherhood.
More whitewash from Joanna Kiernan, Sunday Independent, 14 Sept 2014.
She mentions the video
without quoting the speeches made by
the Halawas in the video!
People who point out the Halawas are MB are bizarrely called "Internet trolls".
I don't recall the Sunday Independent
campaigning for the release of the
I told Joanna Kiernan about the evidence
but she declined to read it.
My messages to her are
There are no other messages.
She did not reply.
Instead of reading my evidence,
she responded by blocking me!
I had thought that
Fr. Seamus Fleming,
the Catholic priest who supports the Halawas,
was just an innocent who did not understand the Halawas, sharia or the Muslim Brotherhood.
But it turns out to be more disturbing.
He knows what they are, and he likes them.
Catholic priest Fr. Seamus Fleming defends the Halawas, the Muslim Brotherhood, and sharia law.
Letter to Irish Times,
12 May 2014
"Like all inquisitive teenagers he and his sisters walked over to see what the riot was about."
Umm, maybe it was about those demos you were speaking at.
Another ludicrous letter from Fr. Seamus Fleming, 1 June 2015, spins more tall stories:
"After getting the good news of his results, he went to Cairo to inform his family there. ... There was a disturbance at the end of the street where he was living and he went down to see what it was about."
Um, didn't you leave out the bit where he spoke on stage to 10,000 Muslim Brotherhood supporters?
seems to like sharia because he doesn't like the gays
or other decadent behaviour.
His greeting to Muslims in Gambia in Nov 2010 says:
"I have been working with Muslims for the past fifty years. During all that time I have not encountered homosexuality, lesbianism, male or female prostitution or paedophilia. Muslim girls are modest, feminine and ladylike.
There is no exploitation of Muslim women or sexualisation of young girls.
... I have not met an unhappy Muslim woman."
He defends Iran.
He hates Israel.
Fr. Fleming also wrote to Metro Eireann, issue dated 12–18 April 2007, in defence of Islamists and
against their critics.
His letter is not online, but there are two replies on 26 Apr 2007
"I asked him what his connection was with the Clonskeagh mosque, and he told me he was studying Arabic under the Secretary General of the Muslim Council. Was he aware of the connections of Clonskeagh with the leading Muslim brotherhood figure, Yusuf al Qaradawi (apparent from Clonskeagh’s website) who openly favours suicide bombings, particularly against Israelis? When I asked him if he had studied the website, he terminated the conversation."
While some strange Christians like Fr. Fleming support Halawa,
his organisation (the MB) burns Christian churches,
and he himself promoted a video that says all Christians will burn in hell.
President of Methodist Church in Ireland, Jan 2016, campaigns for Ibrahim Halawa.
"Very disappointing to hear that Ibrahim Halawa's trial has been adjourned again ...
Pray for him, his family and the Irish government, all seeking his release."
A Halawa supporter called "Olive Bridget"
that the above Facebook page is "fake".
This would be important information if it is true.
But it is not true.
The claim is based on a
Dec 2012 post by Ibrahim
where he complains about someone doing a fake page about his father.
His complaint is not about the "ebraheem.halawa" page.
That would make no sense, since he complains on the "ebraheem.halawa" page!
Ibrahim's sister Somaia gave the game away.
"liked" the video
on the "ebraheem.halawa" page
and commented on it in June 2013.
And his other sister Fatima didn't get the memo either.
to the "ebraheem.halawa" page
in March 2016, saying it is her brother Ibrahim.
When I explained this to "Olive Bridget"
she blocked me
and complained to my employer.
Today FM, Dec 2015, tries a Christian angle.
They are sad that Halawa is spending "Christmas" in jail.
I point out that his organisation burns Christian churches.
return to pray inside their ruined church
that was burnt by the Muslim Brotherhood.
Look at those crosses!
I don't see the western left supporting these people do you?
That would be totally uncool.
in 600 AD
(just before Islam was invented).
Christianity is the old religion
Islam is the new imperialist import.
So how come, to the western left, Egyptian Christians are uncool
and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood is cool?
Who I block:
I will debate almost anyone.
I love ideas.
I will not debate (and will block) people who do the following:
(a) Make threats.
(b) Accuse me of crimes.
(c) Comment on my appearance.
(d) Drag in stuff about me not related to the topic. (My professional career, my personal life.)
(e) Complain to my employer.
Yes, people do all these things.