I was shocked to read the following over my coffee and croissants this morning.
Apparently radical Islamicists held a pro-Hamas rally in the RDS over the weekend. It was attended by a number of extremists and, inevitably, our very own radicalchicgob********************e, Richard Boyd Barrett.
The Al-Aqsa Festival, which was headlined “Gaza Victory: The Road to Al-Quds”, drew hundreds of people to the RDS Concert Hall on Saturday.
The event, organised by the Palestinian Rights Institute – a body established several years ago by Palestinians living in Ireland, was covered by a TV crew from Al Jazeera’s Arabic-language channel.
Speakers included Azzam Tamimi, the Palestinian director of the London-based Institute of Islamic Political Thought, and Sheikh Yousef al Baz, a Muslim cleric from the West Bank.
Why has this not been commented on more fully? And why is the Irish establishment so craven and pathetic in its submission before Islamism and muticulturalism that not one voice has been raised in protest, or has even questioned whether such a gathering is welcome in our capital city?Sheikh al Baz’s speech prompted shouts of “Allahu Akbar” from the audience, drawn mostly from the Muslim community. “We supported the jihad and we will do so until Allah grants us victory,” the cleric said. “And that day is not far.”
Pro-Hamas paraphernalia, including DVDs featuring armed Hamas fighters and Sheikh Yassin, the group’s spiritual leader who was assassinated by Israel in 2004, were on sale at the event.
Violence in Gaza a 'victory' for Palestinians - The Irish Times - Mon, Apr 13, 2009