Brendan Ciaran Browne
Brendan Ciaran Browne
is a Professor of Conflict Resolution at the TCD
Irish School of Ecumenics.
He has a particular hatred of Israel.
And interestingly, given his job, he has a
particular hatred of peace
The Irish School of Ecumenics
, 8 June 2018,
by Brendan Ciaran Browne
That doesn't seem very "ecumenical" to me.
Surely the whole point of
ecumenics is to see both sides, not just one side.
Crucial to Irish conflict resolution in the Troubles was recognising and addressing the concerns of both sides, not just one side.
Amazing that the
Irish School of "Ecumenics"
can't see that in the Middle East.
article about Gaza by Browne, 11 June 2018.
Professor of "conflict resolution" writes entire article about Gaza border conflict without ever suggesting that the Hamas mobs stop attacking the border.
Browne on Gaza, November 13, 2019.
- During another round of Gaza fighting,
spokesperson for EU Foreign Affairs, said:
"The firing of rockets on civilian populations is totally unacceptable and must immediately stop."
- This is exactly what someone who wants "conflict resolution" should say.
It is what Browne should say.
But he is angered by this statement instead, because .. something something .. Israel.
- Maja Kocijancic is showing Browne what he should be saying.
Of course rockets and all attacks on Israel should stop.
Then the conflict would end
and Gaza would enjoy peace.
So why cannot Browne say this?
- I can respect a total pacifist. But I cannot respect these "Conflict resolution" people.
"No justice, no peace."
Sums up the attitude of "conflict resolution" people to an 80 year conflict
in which there has been no peace.
In other words, seek victory and keep the conflict going for decades.
Do not compromise
and end the conflict.
Brendan Ciaran Browne reacts on
24 July 2021
to the death of Muhammad al-Tamimi
when attacking IDF troops.
How about suggesting that youths like Muhammad al-Tamimi
attacking IDF troops?
How about calling for an end to conflict?
No, that would not excite the Western "conflict resolution" person.
- Another tweet by
Brendan Ciaran Browne on
12 Aug 2021
"The right of colonised peoples to agitate for self-determination, including through armed struggle".
In March-April 2022, there was an appalling series of terrorist attacks on Jews in Israel, on
22 March and
27 March and
29 March and
The "conflict resolution" man at TCD, Brendan Ciaran Browne,
reframes the racist murder of random Jews
as "resistance", 8 Apr 2022.
He says that to stop racists
killing random Jews,
we should give the racists what they want.
"Conflict resolution" people are some of the worst people in the West.
of 5 July 2023 from Brendan Ciaran Browne.
The "martyrs" and "resistance" he is supporting in Jenin that week is entirely made up of
Palestinian Islamic Jihad
The enthusiasm here for entirely unnecessary sectarian
violence is appalling.
He is literally the opposite of a "conflict resolution" guy.
I've worked out what the solution is.
Getting to the debating table
The first stage in getting any "conflict resolution"
person to give up their support for conflict
is to get them to the debating table.
With Brendan Ciaran Browne this is difficult.
I copied Browne on
in June 2018
in response to his 11 June 2018 article above
and he blocked me without any debate.
Teaching Palestine-Recognising and Responding to the Dangers of Online Learning, Brendan Ciaran Browne, 3 Sept 2020.
- Despite blocking me on Twitter,
Browne linked in 2020 to my site.
- The article is frothing anti-Israel bias from the first sentence:
"Few 'conflicts' engender the widest possible scrutiny within public, political and academic discourse than
Israel's ongoing settler colonial mission in Palestine."
And this is his first sentence!
- It does not improve after that.
Again, does "conflict resolution" mean taking the most partisan form of one side of a conflict?
If so, what is the point of it?
People are already doing that in any conflict.
He suggests that the Palestinian "armed struggle"
might have some right to exist:
"any critical legal scholar truly invested in the cause of Palestine must nurture space in their classroom to evaluate the right of colonised peoples to agitate for self-determination, including through armed struggle as outlined in UN resolution 37/43. I have done so in the past and learned that deliberating armed struggle is the quickest way of upsetting liberal sensitivities".
- Maybe this is about some imaginary "armed struggle",
but the Palestinian "armed struggle" in practice consists of endless racist
terrorist attacks against random innocent people.
Any decent person, not just "liberals", should oppose that.
- As for linking to me, great, it's a start.
But why not debate me?
He continued to block me.
- In 2023, he unblocked me.
Baby steps towards dialogue with the
"conflict resolution" man.