Skip to comments.Irish Terrorism Goes Islamic (IRA and muslim terrorists)
Posted on 03/07/2008 2:30:58 PM PST by 2banana
March 5, 2008: Britain's MI-5 (domestic intelligence service) has expanded its operations in the neighboring Irish Republic, after increased al Qaeda, and Islamic radical, activity was detected. Three Afghan men were recently arrested, in a room full of bomb making materials. There are dozens of similar suspects under surveillance. For the last three decades, Ireland and Britain have cooperated on domestic security issues, initially because of a mutual need to keep an eye on the IRA (Irish Republican Army) terrorists. The IRA has devolved into a criminal gang, but al Qaeda, and other Islamic radical groups have found Ireland a convenient place to hide out and plan their next atrocity. The Irish economy has been booming for the last decade, and suffering an ongoing labor shortage. If Islamic radicals can slip into the country, they can find work, and cover in the many immigrant neighborhoods. MI-5 has used its more extensive databases and capabilities to help the Irish counter-terrorism police identify potential terrorist cells.
There have been no Islamic terrorist attacks in Ireland yet, but the latest arrests indicate that it's only a matter of time.
I wouldn't be surprised if the IRA was itself the greatest protection against Muslim terrorism in Ireland.
Would make a good debate...
they worked hand in hand with the Palestinians during the seventies. I wouldn’t count on them being a bulwark against the islamofascists.
O’Bama or O’reilly ?
Maybe. I think the IRA would be hard pressed to maintain a relationship with Islamofacists if they killed innocent Irishmen, however.
I was not aware of this. Can you provide some more info? Thank you.
Ireland ping! Terrorists is terrorists, Irish_Thatcherite would say, if he were from these parts :-).
I am reminded of the Irish jokes, “Find an Irishman on the spit and you can find another Irishman to turn it.” And then there’s the definition of Irish Alzheimers, “You forget everything but the grudge.”
More seriously, when I was in the North a few years ago, the road from Armagh to Portadown was lined with Palestinian and Israeli flags—different houses, different flags. The R.C.s were flying the Palestinian colors and the Orangemen were flying the Israeli flag. But, the IRA and the Islamofascists have a shared explosive history of arms dealing. The IRA must love O’Bomba. But, my overall impression of the scene in that in the North the political patina masked drug dealing gangs kicking each other’s heads in with steel-toed boots.
No, the IRA is not the enemy of Islam. The IRA trained the Palis in explosive techniques and in fact IRA “technicians” have often been arrested in sweeps in Latin America, where they train Middle Easterners in neutral territory.
The IRA is a hate-filled Marxist terrorist organization. Some day Islam will swallow them, too; but the IRA, like ETA, is busy dancing with the devil.
it’s been pretty well documented. Here it’s mentioned in a paper by someone at the USAF command and staff college. Quote and link below. They also worked with the Baader-Meinhof gang and the Japanese Red Army, BTW.
“...In addition to linkages between the PFLP and various terrorist groups in Latin America, Europe, and Japan, PFLP ties to the Irish Republican Army (IRA) are worth noting. According to several sources, these links date back to 1968-69, when IRA cadres reportedly began training in various Palestinian guerrilla camps. During May 1972 this informal arrangement was formalized at a Dublin conference of several terrorist organizations. At this gathering the PFLP pledged assistance to the IRA in the form of arms shipments as well as diplomatic support from various radical Arab states. Among these, Libya had been prominent in its vocal endorsement of the IRA and reportedly has provided five million pounds sterling for IRA operations. Libya also seems to have become a significant source for IRA’s weapons, as evidenced in the April 1973 capture of West German gunrunning vessel, the Claudia, off the Irish coast. The ship was loaded with arms sent from Libya.”
“The IRA is a hate-filled Marxist terrorist organization. Some day Islam will swallow them, too; but the IRA, like ETA, is busy dancing with the devil.”
Since one side of me is the Kerryman side, it saddens me to agree with you.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if the IRA was itself the greatest protection against Muslim terrorism in Ireland.”
I doubt it. Al-Qaeda is much better organized than the IRA and they have vastly more resources, worlwide. It may be the other way around where A.Q. allows the IRA to co-exist in order to augment future terror and mayhem.
It saddens me and Irish_Thatcherite, too. An Irish person, particularly a religious Irish person, intuitively wants to support independenc/reunification. “Quiet Man,” and all that. James Connolly.
But the fact is, the IRA are Marxists, and they’re hand in glove with all the worst people in the world.
Thank you for that reminder. At one point in the late 80's I had a brief correspondence with an imprisoned IRA terrorist who was quite open with their Marxist ideology. He was kind enough to send me brochures as well. Too many folks like to conveniently forget that part of them.
money talks for terrorists...if the price were right, the IRA would work with the muzzies
The IRA killed innocent Irish men , women and children for more than 30 years! That’s what they were all about.
“The IRA killed innocent Irish men , women and children for more than 30 years! Thats what they were all about.”
Often enough, yes. And one day they may be able to kill not so innocent Muslims and claim to be defending innocent Irishmen as a propaganda victory. That was my point.
“money talks for terrorists...if the price were right, the IRA would work with the muzzies”
That is exactly right. The IRA has whored themselves with the Nazis, the Communists, and the Islamics (PLO).
I too am saddened. At one time, the greatest export from Ireland was the Irish themselves. Those were the olden days, Mrs. Tax.
Prosperity changes everything. I knew something was afoot when, some years back, the young woman who called me from “my local bank” was actually a “colleen” calling me from Dublin...no joke! The “back rooms” and checking services of most banks were then in Ireland. I guess things have gone far past that now.
The IRA or new IRA are such a group of thugs selling out to the highest bidder, since they no longer fight for Ireland they have to get income from somewhere. Forget profiling for Abdul Ibrahim, start looking out for the Sean O Farrells of the world, or as several Irishman have converted to Islam look out for Khalid OKelly’s. Dublin and Shannon Airports are wide open and its long been said that the next UK terrorist act will be launched from Ireland. My hometown in the West of Ireland is heavily populated with Muslims and they could be up to anything way up in the hills.
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