[Meanwhile in Galway]: “Get the f**k off our campus now…”

Professor Alan Johnson, editor of the pro-‘two states for two peoples’ journal ‘Fathom‘ getting a warm Galway welcome at NUI Galway…

  • Four Nazis attempting to deny free speech in an empty hall, wouldn’t have given them the publicity.

    It’s not *their* campus.

  • sherdy

    Sure that wasn’t Belfast City Hall?

  • Comrade Stalin

    An outrageous effort to stifle free speech and dissent. If it were me this little band of pricks would be locked up for being in breach of the peace.

    What the fuck is it with pro-Palestinian activists here ? Invariably middle class, subsidized by their parents and with a dire need of attention.

  • Neil

    One day he’s going to be really embarrassed he did that.

  • Mick Fealty

    If he ever gets round to reading the magazine, yep!

  • SDLP supporter

    What an ignorant lout, bringing shame to the warmest and most welcoming of Irish cities. Does anyone know the little thug’s name?

  • SK
  • aquifer

    Hard to have sympathy with Israels 123% increase in illegal settlement building (telegraph), jewish invasion of others’ religious sites, and moves to give arabs and christians different legal status.

    But acts like this manage to make it all look less bad.

  • Barnshee

    Given Israel`s 60/70 years of land theft and child murder (and endless whining when its victims retaliate) a modest amount of abuse to its apologists would appear to be appropriate not to say essential.

  • Details here – his name is Joseph Loughnane.


    I don’t know if he’s a perpetual student, but if he’s a lecturer, he needs to be pulled up for this.

  • Barry the Blender

    “What the fuck is it with pro-Palestinian activists here ? Invariably middle class, subsidized by their parents and with a dire need of attention.”

    Some of them like to join your party.

  • DC

    That’s right Barry, well said.

  • Comrade Stalin

    I don’t know if he’s a perpetual student

    That would fit the profile.

  • David Crookes

    What a pathetic booby. One foul word has taken over what I suppose we must call his brain. It’s good that the little fascist was caught on camera.

    If you are genuinely concerned about oppression, you will be concerned about it in proportion to its occurrence. Many self-indulgent losers, being equally ignorant of history, geography, and current affairs, ignore a number of seriously repressive governments, and pick on Israel — first because in the trendy-left world it’s fashionable to do so, and secondly because, as CS points out, they want attention for their squalid selves.

    Mr Loughnane should disabuse himself of the notion that his conduct is creditable, and cease to hanker after the attention of his fellow-losers.

  • qwerty12345

    Oh dear only four people turn up and they dont want to hear what you have to say.

    At least the professor didnt get hit with a phosphorus shell, I mean, lets keep our outrage in perspective.

  • Son of Strongbow

    “Oh dear only four people turn up and they dont [sic] want to hear what you have to say.”

    Why then turn up in the first place? Boycott is after all a good old Irish tradition.

  • qwerty12345

    Ah but the gentleman was arguing against boycott I believe.

    The guy shouting was clearly over the top but I mean he’s not Avigdor Lieberman scale mental. Maybe he could get into the Israeli cabinet if he can prove he’s suitably racist and delusional.

  • David Crookes

    If I was in the Israeli cabinet I should be delighted by the rabid mindlessness of Mr Loughnane. Take away the F-word, and this limp verbal terrorist would have no existence.

  • Neil

    You lose the argument before you even start, getting on like that. I love to swear, but you can overdo it. The main problem for me is that you hand an easy victory to the pro Israeli types, it’s easy for them to respond to that non-argument. If you feel strongly enough about it, make an argument. Shouting ‘fuck’ over and over really doesn’t help.

  • Harry Flashman

    Today if a debate is being shut down, speakers attacked, journalists reported to the thought police, articles being censored and free speech in general being restricted, those doing the censoring, 99 times out of a hundred, are from the “progressive” left.

    And they actually believe themselves to be compassionate liberals and that right wingers are the big bad meanies.

  • tuatha

    “It is a truth widely acknowledged that..”, oops, wrong thread but it is axiomatic that those who wish to silence dissent, debate or criticism are those who know, in what passes for their brains, that their position is weak, probably indefensible.
    As in religion, politics, gender or economics, so in everyday life.
    “Faith is what you need to believe something you know to be untrue” – Samuel Clemens.

  • Gerry Lvs castro

    Wow fair play to the guy — shouting down the bad stuff. I bet he’s first in line to throw a tantrum when representatives of the Catholic Church or Sinn Fein dare to show up too. Down with this sort of thing.

  • Greenflag

    Enoch Powell former MP for South Down iirc – had to escape through the back window of a debating society room in Trinity College ,Dublin after he was shouted down by a student mob led by a Co Kerry Protestant waving a caman (come on ) that’d be a hurley stick to those reading slugger who don’t have the Irish

    Professor Johnson was lucky that in these times our students are a much more timid lot and lets face it without the eejit mob leader nobody would have heard or noticed the Professor’s effort to defend the indefensible .

    The vast majority of Irish people support Israel’s right to exist . What they don’t support is the Israeli State’s treatment of the Palestinians and Israel’s continuing occupation of more Palestinian territory and it’s refusal to recognise a Palestinian State .

    As for the Professor’s educational piece video on the backward /primitive policies of some of Israel’s Arab neighbours to their minorities including Christians and those who are differently gendered – he should be commended for his efforts .

    Professor Johnson might want to consider sending his video to the American and British and other European Governments so that they can impose trade sanctions on countries such as Saudi Arabia , Kuwait , Qatar , Oman etc etc and refuse to buy their oil or export armaments to them until such time as their governments or more accurately their degenerate ‘aristocratic ‘ despots are in compliance with the United nations charter on Human Rights .

    After all they do it for North Korea and did it for Iran are now considering Russia as a worthy recipient of trade sanctions ?

  • cd7

    Forgive me, but this feels like when I walk round East Belfast, my neck of the woods, and see the Israeli flags… I feel like if I asked them to point out Tel Aviv they’d ask me to point out where Venables was manager…. This is students acting like students always have, reactionary, and without real thought. Problem for them is, it’s caught on camera now.