11 May 2012
A letter to the Irish Independent
Ireland is fertile ground for Islam, few would disagree. . . Ireland needs help, and Islam, we Muslims believe, is the answer . . .
Catholicism has failed, secularism has proven disastrous, capitalism has brought our country to its knees and the moral decadence that now permeates Irish society is destroying it from within.
Why not give Islam a chance?
Mujaahid Liam Egan Wexford
11 May 2012
Among the papers found in bin Laden's lair was one detailing that Ireland was 'ripe' for Islam. I find this hard to believe, Islam is anti-alcohol for one thing. As for the opinion that capitalism has failed Ireland, Islam is surely no answer. Look at the Middle East or even the Far East. The majority fo people have living standards we left behind in the sixteenth century.
11 May 2012
Mujaahid Liam Egan - love your name, you crazy twerp. Do you know Khalid Kelly by any chance? (Isn't there Muhammad MicheÃ¡l O'Shaughnessy in Co. Meath?)
I visit Dublin a few times a year. I would say that the majority of Catholic churches there have been infected with galloping philopalestinitis. I make a point of writing a card on the Prayer Requests stand in every church I visit for the persecuted Christian communities in all Islamic countries, which communities these churches seemingly have no interest in.
Last week I noticed that the churches in Glasgow, including the Episcopal and R.C. cathedrals, are similarly obsessed.
In the Episcopal cathedral a notice was displayed about a visit to an inter-faith (sic) meeting in Edinburgh at which Palestinian women would tell the story of their daily hardships, and sell their handicrafts, and where middle-eastern food would be served. This advertisement was the last line of the notice: Segregated seating.
I asked an elderly female "greeter" - "Does that mean segregated seats for Christians and Muslims?" - just to get a toe-hold on some sort of discussion "No, away wi' ye. It means Ladies & Gentlemen." - "In Scotland, in the 21st century?" - "Well, we have to respect all faiths, here. That's surely the whole point of inter-faith dialogue..?" I couldn't be bothered any further. She was an old, simple soul, stultified in that subject by ignorance and misinformation.
11 May 2012
It looks like a lot of the Irish need a good heaping dose of Conor Cruise O'Brien - beginning with his book about Israel and its neverending struggle against annihilatory Jihad - 'The Siege'.
But there is also his Times article from May 11 1989, not long before his death, which pulls no punches. (I haven't had a chance to try tracking it down myself - someone informs me that the online digital archives don't go back that far - but somewhere there must be a large city or university library with 1989 issues of the Times on microfilm, from which the whole of the original could be unearthed, and then transcribed, and spread abroad, for the enlightenment - and shock treatment - of the public).
This is what an Irishman - and he was quite a fiercely anticlerical Irishman, by the way - had to say about Islam.
In 1989. In an English newspaper.
"Muslim society looks profoundly repulsive...It looks profoundly repulsive because it is repulsive...A westerner who claims to admire Muslim society, whilst still adhering to Western values, is either a hypocrite or an ignoramus or a bit of both. At the heart of the matter is the Muslim family, an abominable institution".
In the same article, Mr O'Brien also remarked:
"In the last century the Arab thinker Jamal al -Afghani wrote: 'Every Muslim is sick and his only remedy is in the Koran'. Unfortunately, the sickness gets worse the more the remedy is taken".
Might be fun to unearth the whole article, see what the rest of it is like. If those two passages are a representative sample of Mr O'Brien's views on Islam, we've got something to match Oriana Fallaci at her finest.
11 May 2012
Liam Egan is an extremist and one of the more stupid ones out there it seems. He frequently makes genocidal remarks about Jews etc. on this blog http://gubu-world.blogspot.com/2010/05/liam-egan-is-sleeveen.html and its most amusing to see in his er... "letter" a complaint about one politician referring to Islamic extremism, whilst in the previous breath echoing the words of one of Ozzy bin Liner's henchmen about Islamic conversion in Ireland. "Hey, Man, why not give Islam a chance? Only problem is its death if you don't like it..."
BTW the one good thing is that I never noticed the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland being particularly pro-Palestinian, although a few of the clergy have expressed strong sympathy. Currying favour with Islamists seems to be more in the domain of Protestants. I wonder why?
12 May 2012
My apologies, just to clarify, I meant to say that Liam Egan makes those comments about Jews and other non-Muslims anonymously on Gubu World. The blogger referred to it (after they fell out) and banned him.