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(Original post by creativesurgeon)
I think you'll find that a minority of Irish people think that the actions of a government and it's troops (i.e. the British Para's supposedly opening fire on 'innocent' protesters), make every 'Brit' a murderer. The truth is, the whole country is not to blame, and they really should just let it go. If the para's did fire upon the protesters, then yes, THEY are guilty, but son't let it fuel a hate campaign against all British people.
The British people tend to think that the IRA terrorists who PURPOSELY killed innocent civilians are murders while having respect and common sense not to apply this to the Irish people.
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(Original post by vienna95)
The British people tend to think that the IRA terrorists who PURPOSELY killed innocent civilians are murders while having respect and common sense not to apply this to the Irish people.
Not in my experience.
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(Original post by Bigcnee)
Not in my experience.
so all the British people you know hate YOU and the Irish because YOU killed us?
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(Original post by vienna95)
so all the British people you know hate you and the Irish because YOU killed us?
I've been called a member of the IRA a lot in the past, and people have abused me for what the IRA have done.
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What good is a bit of name calling? If it actually offends you, then there must be something wrong. And to think I was actually beginning to feel a certain respect for your posts. I still hope I wasn't wrong to do so.
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(Original post by Bigcnee)
I've been called a member of the IRA a lot in the past, and people have abused me for what the IRA have done.
I sympathise. I know quite a few people who were actually born here but have Irish names who've had to put up with this too. Evidently if you have any Irish connection at all you must be a member of the IRA. Well of course. It disgusts me.
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(Original post by lala)
I sympathise. I know quite a few people who were actually born here but have Irish names who've had to put up with this too. Evidently if you have any Irish connection at all you must be a member of the IRA. Well of course. It disgusts me.
Disgusting is the word, 'sad' is another. So basically being Irish means your are guilty by association? Even then in the extreme of merely being born in the same country?
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(Original post by Sire)
Disgusting is the word, 'sad' is another. So basically being Irish means your are guilty by association? Even then in the extreme of merely being born in the same country?
Thats the view of the people who come out with the sort of crap that bigcnee has had to put up with. Unfortunately he's by no means the only one who's been subjected to it- I know of others who its happened to as well. Its less common now I think because Muslims have taken over as the bogeymen to quite an extent.
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(Original post by lala)
Thats the view of the people who come out with the sort of crap that bigcnee has had to put up with. Unfortunately he's by no means the only one who's been subjected to it- I know of others who its happened to as well. Its less common now I think because Muslims have taken over as the bogeymen to quite an extent.
a recent report by the Berlin Technical Institute on behalf of the European Monitoring Centre for Racism and Xenophobia would suggest otherwise.

incidentally, it was not published by the EU body because it didnt 'fit in' with their multicultural agenda. ie it highlighted muslims as the main offenders.
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(Original post by vienna95)
a recent report by the Berlin Technical Institute on behalf of the European Monitoring Centre for Racism and Xenophobia would suggest otherwise.

incidentally, it was not published by the EU body because it didnt 'fit in' with their multicultural agenda. ie it highlighted muslims as the main offenders.
Which offence are we talking about? Anti-Irishness?
The perception now is often of Muslims as all terrorists- I myself know people who think like that and I'm sure most of us are aware of people who do, the sort of moron who thinks Bin Laden speaks for the billion Muslims in the world. I think a parallel can be drawn with the way that Bigcnee has been treated. Some people are so stupid that they thought all Irish people were terrorists because of the actions of a tiny minority. Sound familiar?
Are you not going to reply to my Oxbridge question then?
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Which offence are we talking about? Anti-Irishness?
The perception now is often of Muslims as all terrorists- I myself know people who think like that and I'm sure most of us are aware of people who do, the sort of moron who thinks Bin Laden speaks for the billion Muslims in the world. I think a parallel can be drawn with the way that Bigcnee has been treated. Some people are so stupid that they thought all Irish people were terrorists because of the actions of a tiny minority. Sound familiar?
Are you not going to reply to my Oxbridge question then?
well said.
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Which offence are we talking about? Anti-Irishness?
The perception now is often of Muslims as all terrorists- I myself know people who think like that and I'm sure most of us are aware of people who do, the sort of moron who thinks Bin Laden speaks for the billion Muslims in the world. I think a parallel can be drawn with the way that Bigcnee has been treated. Some people are so stupid that they thought all Irish people were terrorists because of the actions of a tiny minority. Sound familiar?
Are you not going to reply to my Oxbridge question then?
i was highlighting the fact that muslims are not the only social group to suffer and are certainly not whiter than white(pardon the pun). the report showed that they are very much the main offender in racial/ethnic attacks on other cultural groups. in this case, jews. unfortunately, although unsurprisingly, the EU went back on its plan to publish it, because it didnt give the result they wanted.

why would it sound familiar? im not Irish and ive never witnessed this.

why would i?
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i was highlighting the fact that muslims are not the only social group to suffer and are certainly not whiter than white(pardon the pun). the report showed that they are very much the main offender in racial/ethnic attacks on other cultural groups. in this case, jews. unfortunately, although unsurprisingly, the EU went back on its plan to publish it, because it didnt give the result they wanted.

why would it sound familiar? im not Irish and ive never witnessed this.

why would i?
Haven't read the report you mention so can't really comment.
It might sound familiar because its an example of entire communities being perceived to be terrorists because of a few nutters, which of course applies to Muslims. I'm talking about the trend for various imbeciles to assume all Muslims support Al Qaeda. Irish (or even just sort of Irish) people in Britain have often suffered from the same, except of course replace Al Qaeda with IRA. I'm not suggesting you must have witnessed this, just illustrating to you the parallel.
Oxbridge?
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Haven't read the report you mention so can't really comment.
It might sound familiar because its an example of entire communities being perceived to be terrorists because of a few nutters, which of course applies to Muslims. I'm talking about the trend for various imbeciles to assume all Muslims support Al Qaeda. Irish (or even just sort of Irish) people in Britain have often suffered from the same, except of course replace Al Qaeda with IRA. I'm not suggesting you must have witnessed this, just illustrating to you the parallel.
Oxbridge?
obviously, but you specifically mentioned the muslims as societies scapegoats. i wanted to put that in context.

oxbridge?
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Haven't read the report you mention so can't really comment.
It might sound familiar because its an example of entire communities being perceived to be terrorists because of a few nutters, which of course applies to Muslims. I'm talking about the trend for various imbeciles to assume all Muslims support Al Qaeda. Irish (or even just sort of Irish) people in Britain have often suffered from the same, except of course replace Al Qaeda with IRA. I'm not suggesting you must have witnessed this, just illustrating to you the parallel.
Oxbridge?
What is this about Vienna and Oxbridge? You are like a dog with a bone
and she is determinded not to respond for some reason :confused:
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Haven't read the report you mention so can't really comment.
It might sound familiar because its an example of entire communities being perceived to be terrorists because of a few nutters, which of course applies to Muslims. I'm talking about the trend for various imbeciles to assume all Muslims support Al Qaeda. Irish (or even just sort of Irish) people in Britain have often suffered from the same, except of course replace Al Qaeda with IRA. I'm not suggesting you must have witnessed this, just illustrating to you the parallel.
Oxbridge?
Hmmm...shall I join in this intriguing conversation....you'll never guess what happened to me while I was at oxford for interview...somebody tried to convert me to Catholicism.. :confused: :rolleyes:
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What is this about Vienna and Oxbridge? You are like a dog with a bone
and she is determinded not to respond for some reason :confused:
Oxbridge??? Are you lot making up universities now?
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What is this about Vienna and Oxbridge? You are like a dog with a bone
shes been obsessed about it for months.
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Hmmm...shall I join in this intriguing conversation....you'll never guess what happened to me while I was at oxford for interview...somebody tried to convert me to Catholicism.. :confused: :rolleyes:
Interestingly enough, the Law test was about terroism
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Are you proud to be british, Yes or No?
yes,very
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