What have Paisley Jnr, Empey and Newell got in common?

They are all angered by Blair’s speech yesterday evening that drew a direct link between Protestantism and murder.
In the speech Blair said
“”There are those, perfectly decent-minded people, who say the extremists who commit these acts of terrorism are not true Muslims, and of course, they are right,”
“They are no more proper Muslims than the Protestant bgiot who murders a Catholic in Northern Ireland is a proper Christian.
“But unfortunately, he’s still a Protestant bgiot.
“To say his religion is irrelevant is both completely to misunderstand his motive and to refuse to face up to the strain of extremism within his religion that has given rise to it.”

Besides being a startling simplistic analysis of the violence in Northern Ireland, the restricted nature of his comments to the Protestant faith again imply sectarianism is the problem of only one faith here. Clarification or apology for offence will probably be forthcoming but it is another example of lazy thinking a la Mary McAleese and Father Alex Reid, Ulster Prods = Bgiots.

(Please excuse spelling to get round banned word rules)

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