Burning of Orange Halls “akin to something done by the Nazis or Ku Klux Klan…”

This statement bears bookmarking, from Jarlath Burns

“Everyone here is more or less the same – Christian apparently – they should not have the need for an identity crisis. We have all been given assurances on our identity.”

Attacks on the culture of others illustrates “insecurity” he said.

“The burning down of Orange lodges is akin to something done by the Nazis or Ku Klux Klan. But Irish republicans are supposed to ‘cherish all the children of the nation equally’.”

He added: “Republicans should be giving everyone the freedom to express themselves in religious, political and civic terms.

Quite so Jarlath, let’s hope the penny finally drops with some people…

My own #SluggerReport on a similar theme from a few weeks back…

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