Saturday, May 20, 2006


Give in to the Afghan hunger strikers?

The people in question I've been following this story for the last few days and I feel the need to comment on it.

I'm disgusted at the actions of the Afghan hunger strikers in St Patrick's Cathedral who are trying to blackmail the Irish state by going on hunger and thirst strike in order to stay in the country.

Now I'm sure this is an issue that the bleeding hearts PC brigade won't agree with me on, but I say we deport these loons from the country ASAP.

The Minister for Justice Michael McDowell has rightly reiterated that the 41 men must go through the refugee system.

It emerged yesterday that several of the hunger strikers at St Patrick's Cathedral were threatening to jump from the organ loft in the building. (Wow they seem like a rational bunch, eh?)

A statement from the Church of Ireland this evening confirmed that they are now pursuing legal options to bring the stand-off to a conclusion. A Church of Ireland spokesperson refused to confirm whether or not they would be requesting gardaí to remove the men in light of threats they have made to their own lives.

I think this is an outrage personally. These people are trying to hold this country to ransom and it is unacceptable. We have rules and regulations to deal with this sort of thing and attempts at blackmailing the state into submission cannot be allowed to work.

I was not at all surprised to hear that a spokesperson for Residents Against Racism, Henry Dent, had criticised the garda operation saying there was an unnecessary number of gardaí in the area.

One question though - what the hell is a spokesperson for "Residents Against Racism" doing getting involved in this dispute? Oh that's right. Silly me! They have a different colour skin so therefore racism MUST be taking place, isn't that right? The bleeding hearts brigade don't waste any time do they? The reality is this issue has nothing to do with racism. It's about respecting the rules that we have in place in this country. These hunger strikers aren't doing that.

What are your thoughts on this issue though? I've added a poll to United Irelander on my sidebar which asks the following question:

Should the Irish state give in to the Afghan hunger striker's demands?

My answer is a categorical NO. What's yours?


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