Mr Brendan Howlin. TD.
Leader, Labour Party
24 Eanair 2018
Dear Deputy Howlin
In referring to earlier correspondence concerning Ms Ivana Bacik, one of your senators, who is also a Trinity College Reid Professor, a post which is got by internal examination and not with reference to refereed academic publications, I first of all confirm that our meeting in Buswell’s Hotel from 12 noon to 1 pm will go ahead, with former MP and broadcaster Mr George Galloway chairing and the speakers being two relatives of the slaughtered and kidnapped children of Homs and Foua/Kafraya, whom your Wexford colleague, Mr Mick Wallace TD, movingly referred to in the Oireachtas debate of 5th ult on medical sanctions on Syria; you and most of your colleagues are most welcome to attend.
As the Syrian Arab Army are now less than 37 km from lifting this bloodiest of sieges, it might well end very soon, albeit with more loss of innocent Shia lives at the hands of the Irish, British, Chechen and Chinese jihadists, who have vowed to continue slaughtering Syrian Shias to the death. Be that as it may, Mr Galloway and the relatives have volunteered to speak in the hope that, together with Foreign Minister, Mr Simon Coveney TD, we may help get the White Helmets to return all of the 54 children they brazenly kidnapped in the full glare of the world’s media.
Although the welfare of those children is the meeting’s sole concern, given the cynical barbarity of the attack on their bus convoy and the support those who keep women in dog kennels in East Ghouta enjoy in Dublin 4’s supposedly radical circles. we must again take the dregs who support these barbarians and those who encourage them into our risk assessment procedures.
In this connection, please examine the picture below of Fr Joseph Bali, which looks like it has been lifted from Der Stürmer, for which Julius Streicher was hanged at Nuremberg but which is, in fact, appended to an article in an obscure extremist publication your senator Bacik is more than happy to chill with. The Labour Party must bring Ms Bacik to task over this if it wants to have any future outside of the suicide bombers and sundry Russophobic groupies hate-filled sectarian gibberish like that appeals to.
I know Fr Bali well, not only as a very capable official in the Syrian Orthodox Church, which has been subjected to umpteen genocides down the years, but as a very cultured, well-read, witty, multi-lingual gentleman that Syria and the Syriac Orthodox Church are both blessed to have in their beleaguered corners. For him to be ridiculed by your Labour Party in this base manner is an outrage.
I also know Syria’s Grand Mufti quite well and what applies to Fr Bali applies in equal store to his Muslim brother, who is a scholarly man of liberal mein, who has found himself, along with tens of millions of his compatriots, forced to face every jihadist mercenary that has seen fit to take the Saudi shilling; the Syrian Arab Army have already dispatched over 70,000 of these brutes, plenty of Irish and British passport holders included.
Regarding the words, real or concocted, of Syria’s Grand Mufti concerning suicide bombers, they are moot. The Syrian Arab Army has never once employed suicide bombers yet the controversial Ali Selim of the hard-line Clonskeagh Mosque who was employed to translate the Mufti’s words, led a siege on Dublin’s Belgian Embassy with Dublin’s celebrated (on RTE) suicide bomber Terry “Khalid” Kelly and the Dublin 4 set seem fine with that, as if Terry Kelly was just a freckle-faced Liberties lad, a broth of a boy only into recreational sex jihad, which is a euphemism for unspeakable barbarities Syrian, Nigerian, Libya and Iraqi girls and boys have been forced to endure as those, like Fr Bali, who defend them, are depicted as some sort of sub-humans for Ireland’s very own Übermensch to mock and sneer at, like Dublin 2018 is Prague 1938.
We are on the side of these persecuted angels. We stand with Fr Bali, with George Galloway and with the kidnapped Shia and Yezidi children, who are enduring fates our worst nightmares daren’t imagine. As with the Palestinian Syrian Palestinian baby Deputy Clare Daly and Senator David Norris helped us spring from a Turkish orphanage, we are counting on Minister Coveney, on senators, TDs and others of good will from all political parties and groupings in these islands to help us rescue these children from the brutes who snatched them. And we are counting on you to to do the right thing and clip that woman’s wings, if not for our sake, then for your own and the Party that James Connolly founded but those who sneer at James Connolly and the women of the Irish Women’s Workers’ Union who stood by him seem determined to kill off.
I am not one of those people but make no mistake about it, there is outrage over this as Der Stürmer was never popular here and that is before we get into Ireland’s micro communities of Shias, Alawi, Yezidi, Druze and Ismaeli who are in fear of Selim’s lot not only in Dublin but in Wexford and Waterford as well. Please do the right thing. Ditch Der Stürmer.
Buswell’s Hotel, Georgian Suite, 12 noon-1pm, Wednesday 31 January 2018.
Is mise, le meas
Dr Declan Hayes
Deaglán Ó hAodha, MA, MLitt, PhD, ASIA
PS: I was privileged to meet the girl on the right. Young, ebullient, Assyrian, winced at mortar fire, now, like countless other Syrian teenagers, dead. Clip that woman’s wings.