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Michael D. Higgins - Anti-Israel


  Anti-Israel

Michael D. and Hezbollah

Tribute to Arafat

Michael D. Higgins v. Michael Graham

Michael D. as President

Anti-American



Michael D. Higgins - The most anti-Israel head of state in the western world

Ireland has probably the most anti-Israel head of state in the western world.

The President, Michael D. Higgins, was for decades the leader of anti-Israel politics in the Irish parliament. He mourned the death of Yasser Arafat. He objected to Hamas being labelled terrorists. He signed up to share a platform with Hezbollah. He has called for Irish people to boycott Israeli goods. He does not speak for me and never will.




Michael D. Higgins attends a candlelit vigil in Galway, 2004, mourning the death of the Jew-killing terrorist Yasser Arafat.




Anti-Israel




Michael D. Higgins in May 2008 claims the life-saving Israeli wall is about "apartheid" rather than about (successfully) stopping Islamic terrorism.
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Michael D. Higgins and David Norris at an IPSC rally in 2009.
No they don't mean free Gaza from sharia.
From IPSC.



Michael D. attacks Israel in the Dail, 1 June 2010, after the "Free Gaza" flotilla clash.
He claims the blockade of Gaza is about "collective punishment" and seeking "to punish an entire population" rather than about protecting innocent life. If the government of Gaza stopped terror attacks and just left Israel alone, the blockade would end immediately.
He supports the flotilla: "I would like to hear ... that there will be an end to the attempts to try to blacken the people involved in these activities by the suggestion that they are somehow supportive of terrorist action." He fails to even discuss, let alone refute, the flotilla's links to terror.
He naively claims there is "division within Hamas between the political wing and those in favour of military action." He does not present any evidence of this "division".



Michael D. at an anti-Israel demo, Galway, May 2007.
He stands beside a fake quote which is falsely alleged to be from David Ben-Gurion.
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Michael D. Higgins signs a 2004 petition calling for a boycott of the lone democracy of Israel.
Michael D. and the other signatories (who include members of the terrorist group SF-IRA) call for the ethnic cleansing of the 550,000 Jews in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. They absurdly believe this will bring "peace".
They also want a boycott of Israel: "The undersigned also urge all citizens of Ireland to support a boycott of all Israeli goods and services".



Michael D. Higgins signed this petition calling for a boycott of the democracy of Israel in Jan 2009.
Of course, he has signed similar petitions calling for a boycott of the non-democracies of China, Russia, Cuba, the Palestinian Authority, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Sudan and Syria. I'm sure he has. Show me where he has signed such petitions here.



Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign welcomes Higgins as President, 10 Nov 2011.
From here.





Michael D. and Hezbollah



Michael D. was signed up to share a platform with Hezbollah at this disgusting anti-Israel event in Oct 2007.



Alan Shatter queried this in the Dail, but Michael D. did not explain or back down.
In the end, it was all academic. The Hezbollah man was refused a visa on security grounds. So technically none of the Irish useful idiots shared a platform with Hezbollah.



Hezbollah terrorist flag openly displayed at anti-Israel march, Dublin, Apr 2008. From here.
Michael D. Higgins spoke at this march.




Tribute to Arafat

When the Jew-killing butcher and dictator Yasser Arafat, the father of modern terrorism, died in Nov 2004, Michael D. Higgins paid tribute to him.



Michael D. Higgins attends a candlelit vigil in Galway, 12 Nov 2004, mourning the death of the Jew-killing terrorist Yasser Arafat.
"THE LION OF RAMALLAH"!
"the fallen scourge of Zionism"!
I prefer to think of him as a kind of butcher of Jews.



Michael D. pays a sick tribute to the father of modern terrorism on his death in Nov 2004.
He talks about "his achievement in organising a demoralised Palestinian people" without mentioning that this was all based on terrorism against Jewish civilians.
The failure of the peace process is ludicrously blamed on Bush and Sharon, rather than on Arafat launching the Intifada! Higgins repeats the absurd propaganda that "disparate militant groups" were carrying out the terror attacks that Arafat was carrying out.
We are meant to care about the poor old butcher "under house arrest", rather than about the innocent women and children he killed.
And "his alleged autocratic style of leadership" is as close as Higgins gets to referring to the fact that Arafat was an unelected dictator, who could have set up a democracy with a parliamentary opposition and a free press, but chose not to.
From Labour Party site.



Jerusalem bus 19 massacre, carried out in Jan 2004 by Arafat.





Michael D. Higgins v. Michael Graham

The anti-American, anti-Israel, Irish politician Michael D. Higgins (later the Irish President) debated American conservative radio host Michael Graham on Newstalk radio, Ireland, 28 May 2010. (Just before the Gaza flotilla clash.) The debate was mainly on the topic of Israel, a country Michael D. Higgins is incredibly hostile to.

The partial debate

Bizarrely, a heavily edited version of the debate (i.e. only Michael D. speaks) suddenly went viral among lefties in Aug 2012, two years later. Lefties claimed Michael D. actually won the debate! They did this using the simple trick of only presenting his words, and not the replies! A comment here points out: "all my conversations would be awesome too if you didn't hear the replies of those I was arguing with". One leftie headlines it: "Tea Party Boston Host Michael Graham Has No Words". Um, yeah, that's because they were edited out. The guy who made it go viral absurdly describes it thus: "A Tea Partier Decided To Pick A Fight With A Foreign President. It Didn't Go So Well."

The full debate

In reality, if you listen to the full debate, you will see that Michael D. lost the debate. It's well worth listening to. Michael Graham destroys him. It would be more accurate to say: "A Whining Anti-American Foreigner Decided To Pick A Fight With An American Conservative. It Didn't Go So Well."



The full debate.
Don't listen to the fragments of Michael D. put up by lefties. Listen to the full debate.
Length 20 minutes.
From here and here.

Why Michael D. lost the debate

If you listen to the full debate, it is clear that Michael D. lost.

Michael D. for once came up against someone who didn't buy his left-wing bullshit. And he didn't like it ...




Michael Graham reacts to the heavily edited version of the debate (i.e. only Michael D. speaks) going viral among lefties in Aug 2012.



More from Michael Graham.
Back in 2010, Michael Graham responded by saying: "Now, regular listeners to the show know I get called far worse than "wanker" on a regular basis. So I barely noticed it. ... Personally, I found Deputy Higgins' weak logic and unwillingness to acknowledge facts far more bothersome than the name calling."



Among all the tedious gushing about Michael D. by Irish and American lefties in Aug 2012, I got a nice link from Glenn Beck's site The Blaze, 23 Aug 2012, who discovered my photos of Michael D. at the anti-American demo. Thanks guys!
If only such scepticism existed in the Irish media!

Jack Meehan, the Bush-era President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, also uses my site as a source. He is highly unimpressed with Michael D.'s speech (and here). He is angry at Michael D. for "the reprehensible protests which were specifically designed to ridicule the valiant men and women of our American military who were passing through Shannon Airport. He has the unmitigated nerve to call somebody else "a wanker"".




Michael D. as President

The Israel-bashing was drastically scaled back when Michael D. became President. It was not as bad as I feared.

However, he did find occasions to indulge his love for reactionary right-wing Islam.




President Michael D. Higgins in July 2013 honours Umar Al-Qadri, who calls Hamas "my brothers and sisters" and says "Hamas loves peace."


  

Michael D. and the Clonskeagh mosque

At the inauguration of Michael D. as President in Nov 2011, an Islamic prayer was said by Nooh al-Kaddo of the Muslim Brotherhood linked Clonskeagh mosque.

Michael D. spoke at Clonskeagh mosque in Nov 2016. He sure loves right-wing Islamists.

  


Nooh al-Kaddo is interviewed for a DIT student magazine in 2006.

  

Irish President Michael D. Higgins congratulates Hussein Halawa for "fighting prejudice".
Hussein Halawa says gays should be executed.






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