April 11, 2000
Long Island Terrorist:
An apologist for terrorists sits in Congress
was one of the few people who had heard of the now infamous Bob
Jones University before George
Bush gave his ill-fated speech where he was too polite to fundamentalists.
"Gosh isn’t that the university that made Ian
Paisley a Doctor?" Moreover, most English reporting of
the Bob Jones non-story would sooner or later mention Dr.
Paisley, a hard-line Protestant politician and clergyman, and
his honourable doctorate. So eventually, the leader of the IRA’s
amen corner on Capitol Hill, Pete
King, would pompously demand
that Bob Jones University must cut its links with Dr. Paisley.
WHO IS THIS PAISLEY GUY?
those of my non-British readers who are not conversant with the
politics of Ireland, the Very
Reverend Doctor Ian Paisley would be unknown. For those who
do know of him, the reaction would be almost completely hostile.
Despite this, I feel that his case is important and it shows the
hypocrisy of Pete King and all the other IRA supporters in Washington.
Ian Paisley is a deeply religious man. Unlike many Protestants,
he takes his Calvin seriously. He believes in predestination, salvation
by grace alone and all the doctrines you forgot after doing the
term paper on Puritans in the ninth grade. This is strike one against
the man as he tries to live by his religious standards rather than
turning them off at the church porch. He is also a believer in doctrines
that most people, even many "Calvinists" regard as either
quaint and out dated, or even abhorrent. I happen to be a believer
in grace and works myself, but those who believe in what is now
the unfashionable view must be respected and not ridiculed.
other damning point about Paisley is that he is honest and he takes
his job of representing those who voted for him seriously. You know,
democracy. He is best known for his unstinting advocacy of the (present)
majority within the Protestant community who oppose the Northern
Ireland peace process. The fact that the British and Irish governments,
the moderate Catholic leadership and (with reservations) the mainstream
Unionist leadership all support the surrender to the IRA, does not
mean that it is good for the people. To make that obvious point
is to be branded a fanatic and a hate monger. Ian Paisley shows
his belief in representing his constituents in his treatment of
Catholic constituents. He is noted for his fairness here, even to
the point of pork barrel electioneering, rather odd for a supposed
hate monger. This is not good enough for the merchants of internationalism.
It has now got to the point where a Congressman for New York, yes
New York, tells a private college in the Carolinas that they can
not associate with this honest, if cussed and old fashioned, man.
Who does King think he is?
– MERCHANT OF DEATH
real reason why King hates Paisley is Paisley’s principled opposition
to paramilitary violence. The peace process is not just supported
by the IRA, but by the "loyalist"
terror groups as well. In fact they are the only
voices in the Protestant community, outside the fatalists in
the Unionist leadership, who are calling for cooperation with the
IRA. And why not? After all despite the fact that both sides were
engaging in acts of ethnically charged terrorism by day, they were
engaged in extremely cosy extortion rackets by night, agreed at
the highest level by the two side’s leaderships. Paisley and his
Democratic Unionist Party opposed
the entry of Protestant paramilitary groups to negotiations. Despite
his anti-Catholic image it was only Ian Paisley and a few brave
figures in the Catholic church, joined later by the Unionist leadership,
who spoke out against the continued use of "punishment beatings"
against Catholic dissidents by the IRA.
TERRORIST RECRUITING SERGEANT
principled opposition to the all paramilitary groups contrasts sharply
with Pete King. In a recently
published book, the dishonourable member for Long Island glorifies
the IRA and the murder of a moderate Catholic politician. Kirkus
Reviews derides the flabby novel as "a piece of IRA agitprop,"
and as the pro-IRA reviewer in the Booklist says, "he understands
the people he's writing about." Too right he does, he is
one of the people he is writing about. He is the point man for the
foreign terrorist group, the IRA.
WORTH EVERY PENNY
fact that Pete King is retained
by an outfit called "Friends of Sinn Fein" should
get some alarm bells ringing. The very idea that an American Congressman
can be paid by a foreign political party is corrupt enough, but
when the political party is nothing more than a mouthpiece for ethnically
motivated terrorists, it is nothing short of a scandal. We have
heard no end of carping at the money paid by the Chinese state to
the Clinton election campaign, although it is unclear just what
this money has bought them. However, it is clear with every motion
and speech what the IRA is buying every day with Pete King. Members
Fein are as much members of the IRA as any bomber or drug dealer,
its paramount leaders are members of the IRA army council, even
his pathetic book made this clear. Pete King is a willing paid agent
of the IRA, and in his way, as much, a member of the IRA as is Gerry
Adams. Is this the best way of keeping America out of foreign entanglements,
having Congressmen who belong to foreign terrorist gangs?