What's the point of Sinn Fein if they don't take their seats? Watch
So they can go around doing terrorist stuff.
I would guess that most of us aren't old enough to remember when the Sinn Fein/IRA were actually active, but the terrorism they wrought on Britain was like Al-Qaeda x100. The kind of evil they did was unsurpassed. To put the full horror of it into terms that millenials can appreciate - the IRA once handed out a punishment beating to a dog.
3,000 people died that day alone. 3,500 were killed in the troubles in total, not just by Republican actors, that includes killings by Unionists.
Al-Qaeda have killed an order of magnitude more people than the IRA to date.
Al-Qaeda have made 121 suicide attacks in Iraq alone. Did the IRA even do any? (intentionally)
Never mind AQ. Take all of Islamic terrorism in the UK, including self-starters who can't really be linked to AQ or IS. There have been at most half a dozen major mass casualty attacks - 7/7, Borough, Manchester Arena, London Bridge etc. Plus maybe a dozen smaller scale attacks - Lee Rigby etc. This is over the course of 20 years.
The IRA, on the other hand is one of the longest lived active terrorist groups ever.
Never mind the IRA. Take all of Irish Republican terrorism in outside Great Britain. There have been at most half a dozen major mass casualty attacks - and that's including Gibraltar. This is over the course of 100 years.
Al Qaeda, on the other hand killed 35 civilians in northern Burkina Faso just yesterday.
Do you have any understanding of Irish history? Of the role that the British played in the IRA coming to be?
Also Sinn Féin are a political voice, not a paramilitary so you cannot use IRA/Sinn Féin interchangeable.
The IRA committed terrors as did the British Army, except one side was paid for by the state...
say what you like about the Muslim terrorists but at least they are willing to go the whole way. the IRA would blow up pregnant women and toddlers and watch it on TV while pleasuring each other.