July 2016

Index to this edition

Another letter challenging Ivan Foster’s article on Joe McCann

ThebelfastnewsletterThis also appeared in the “Belfast Newsletter.” Below is the letter and Rev. Foster’s reply.

I feel compelled to address some of the falsehoods in Rev Ivan Foster’s lengthy letter (July 27).

1. The Rev talks about Roman Catholics – the term Roman used as a derogatory term by some unionists to describe their Catholic neighbours, most of who, including myself, have never been to Rome. Protestants in days gone bye would not darken the door of a chapel. Thankfully that has changed and visa versa.

2. What Rev Foster do you describe as Roman Catholic terrorism? Let me knowRead more

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Newspaper correspondent takes issue with Rev. Foster’s words about IRA man Joe McCann

ThebelfastnewsletterThe following letter appeared in “The Belfast Newsletter” on July 25th.

I felt that I had to answer it because of its reiteration of the lies by which the IRA sought to justify its campaign of murder and terror.

I give first the letter from a “Mr Paul Shore” of Dublin and then my reply which has been submitted to the Editor of “The Belfast Newsletter”.

I just feel moved to write a few lines in response to Ivan Foster’s short piece on his memories of the death of Joe McCann (July 23).

He opines that Mr McCann chose “the gun instead of Christ” and seems to feel elevated enough to pass judgement on the aforementioned’s eternal soul.

As a native of Ulster, I couldn’t help but recall a dim memory of Mr Foster sporting a red beret as a founding member of ‘Ulster Resistance’ which, if my memory serves me well, had no qualms in collaborating with loyalist murder gangs in procuring arms and threatening violence….Read more

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Doing what angels are not allowed to do

bible_imageActs 5:19-20

A message preached in Kilskeery FPC, 1st June 1986 by Rev. Ivan Foster

The sect of the Sadducees correspond with those today who say that everyone has a right to speak and do as they wish!

This apparently liberal attitude took on its true face when they encountered the preacher of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then they became very illiberal!

In the passage before us they are filled with indignation and imprison ALL the apostles for doing that which should fill all men with joy and gratitude. The apostles’ crimes are listed in verses 12, 14-16.

“And by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch. . . . .And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.) Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.”

This clearly gives us the pedigree of the Sadducees. They were the devil’s offspring!

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I wept over IRA death, says Paisley associate

Northern Ireland daily newspaper features story of 1966 imprisonment of 3 Free Presbyterian ministers

By Sam McBride

Joe_McCannA former DUP firebrand Assemblyman and Free Presbyterian minister has told how he wept when he heard that an IRA man had been shot dead by a paratrooper.

Writing in today’s News Letter, the Rev Ivan Foster recounts how when he was jailed with Ian Paisley half a century ago he struck up an unlikely relationship with Official IRA man Joe McCann.

The Rev Foster – who was seen as one of the most uncompromising DUP members and who at one point in the 1980s was the Fermanagh commander of the quasi-military Third Force – said that he had explained his faith to the young IRA man and that they had discussed their religious views while working in the Crumlin Road Jail.

The Rev Foster, who represented the area in Stormont during the 1980s, said that the Falls Road-born paramilitary had been a “dedicated IRA man”.

Recalling the moment when he heard of the 24-year-old’s death, the Rev Foster said: “I freely admit my heart was filled with grief and I shed tears over the sad fate of that young man.”

The Rev Foster – who in 2007 used his pulpit to denounce Dr Paisley’s moves towards power-sharing with Sinn Fein – also said that the period around their jailing had been pivotal to the growth of the Free Presbyterian Church.

Read the feature story here (link to Belfast Newsletter website)

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Joe McCann, IRA gunman, and his three months under the gospel

mccann_2by Rev Ivan Foster

The death of IRA man, Joe McCann, is once again in the news. Attempts are being made to put on trial those soldiers who were involved in the firefight when Joe McCann was shot by paratroopers.

McCann (24) was commander of the Official IRA’s third Belfast battalion. In February 1972, McCann was involved in the attempted assassination of Ulster Unionist politician John Taylor. He was regarded by the security forces as a dangerous terrorist. McCann was shot by soldiers in disputed circumstances in Joy Street in the Markets area, close to his home, on April 15, 1972.

One of the men, Soldier C, is a grandfather from Hampshire, England, who served with distinction for 23 years. “How can this be justice?” he asked. “It is a disgrace. I was doing my duty in Northern Ireland, trying to protect the public and keep the peace. Now I am being thrown to the wolves.” Read more

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A New British Prime Minister — “Same Old Same Old”

theresa-mayIn her first speech as Prime Minister, Mrs Theresa May gushed in her admiration of her predecessor, David Cameron following his political demise. Cameron wished to be remembered as one who promoted ‘same-sex marriage’. The ‘Telegraph’ reported the matter thus: “In a clear bid to define the legacy that he will leave behind him, he spoke of his pride at . . . . introducing gay marriage,” 13th July 2016.

What a shameful, wicked, God-defying, self-dictated political epitaph! The spirit of Cameron, very prevalent in British politics for a number of decades now, ever since openly sodomite politicians were considered suitable for high public office by the British voting public, is set to continue in Mrs Theresa May’s government.  Read more

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A YOUNG Earth – An OLD Truth

ArkSome Comments on remarks on the Bible’s account of creation by deceived and deceitful Evolutionists

By Rev Ivan Foster

Recently, the opening of a “Noah’s Ark” theme park by Dr Ken Ham, founder of “Answers in Genesis” organisation, aroused the ire of evolutionists who so hate any setting forth of the Bible truth of a 6-day creation and a young earth view.

The following comments were published by The Telegraph of 8th July 2016.

“Nathaniel Jeanson is a Harvard-educated biologist. For the past year, he has been involved in a spectacular $100 million project, designed to educate and astonish the world.

His project, however, has left many scientists in despair. Read more

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Securing the future by remembering the past, Part 2.

Psalm 78

(Preached in Kilskeery Free Presbyterian Church, Lord’s Day morning, 3rd July 2016.

In the first part of this message, preached three weeks ago, we sought to highlight how sinful it is to forget the mercy that the Lord has displayed toward us in His past dealings with us.
The main point I made then was:


We take up the message again and wish you to observe that:


The word ‘hide’, verse 4, means to ‘conceal, to cut off’, Exodus 9:15. What God did to Pharaoh, this we do to our children when we ‘cut off’ God’s truth from them.

1. Consider just what is the duty of fathers. This refers to natural fathers as well as the ‘fathers’ of the church, the elders. “Shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done,” verse 4. You must be well acquainted with such ‘wonderful works’ before you can teach them to your children.

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A tribute to one of the many – an uncle we never met.

George_Foster_Lily_editedUncle George Forster (the spelling of the surname was changed for some unknown reason in the early part of the 20th century) was the fourth child of Leslie and Mary Jane Forster. He was born at the family farm at Ballymackilroy, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh.
He joined the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers while underage. He served in Dublin during the 1916 Easter Rising before going to France.

He was killed in action at Savy Wood, close to the village of Savy which is a few miles from St Quentin, in Picardy, France.

A younger brother, my Uncle William, told me the story of how, when he was in training, having just joined the Royal Ulster Constabulary in 1922, he met a former British Army captain who had also joined. On learning my Uncle’s surname, he related how he had a sergeant served under him in France by that name. It turned out it was Uncle George. The captain was able to relate the circumstances in which Uncle George was killed. The captain was leading one half of a patrol with Uncle George leading the other on 1st April, 1917. Uncle George was going down one side of Savy Wood and the captain going down the other. They had nearly met up when a German shell killed Uncle George. Read more

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Europe in Bible Prophecy

EU_flagThe subject of Europe is very prominent in the news at present and that interest has only increased not diminished since the outcome of the EU referendum has been decided.

We are constantly being told by all political leaders what this result means?, what is going to happen now? and where it will all lead? It seems that everyone has an opinion to give or a statement to make on the subject! All of which has only led to greater confusion, division and uncertainty.

But the question that should concern us as Bible believing Christians is – What saith the Scriptures? What does the Word of God have to say on the subject of the future of Europe? That should be our response to every situation and subject in life and our nation’s membership of the European Union should be no different. Read more

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Editor’s correspondence with ‘Father’ Patrick McCafferty

Pastor James McConnell and the RC priest Patrick McCafferty with whom he is most friendly
Pastor James McConnell and the RC priest Patrick McCafferty with whom he is most friendly

Back in 2002, I entered into a correspondence in the pages of “The Burning Bush” with a Roman Catholic priest from Belfast. The correspondence arose after I wrote a letter in reply to an article by the priest in “The Belfast Telegraph” of August 24th, 2002.

I was grieved at such a platform being given to the errors and deceptions of Rome and commented on the priest’s article in a letter to “The Belfast Telegraph.”

It will be noted how our two replies to the priest were edited by the ‘Letters Editor’ of “The Belfast Telegraph” before they quickly closed the exchange after two exchanges.

The Word of God was not liked by that ecumenical newspaper back then and it is still the case. Every effort was made to shield and protect the priest of Rome from the rebuke of God’s Word.

We are republishing the correspondence, which continued for eight exchanges, and appeared in “The Burning Bush” from October 2002 until May 2003, because of the publicity given to the ‘warm relationship’ that was manifested between this priest and Pastor James McConnell during the recent trial occasioned by Pastor McConnell’s pulpit statements about Islam. Pastor McConnell asked ‘Father’ Patrick McCafferty to speak on his behalf during the trial.

All this “ecumenical camaraderie” between the pastor and the priest may appear to some to give endorsement of the teachings of Rome and it is for this reason we highlight again the errors this priest, like all Roman Catholic clerics, propagates.

Needless to say, it also highlights the folly of James McConnell!

Read Part 7 of the exchange here.

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July 29

I’m no threat, says first Catholic canon to take up ecumenical role at Belfast CoI cathedral – (He is a clear indication of the apostasy of the C of I and its total departure from the Word of God!!)

Online child sex abuse investigation identifies 523 potential victims – (What shameful failure by parents that allows their children to be approached via the Internet!!!)

Juncker ALLOWS Switzerland to CURB immigrant influx in shock EU move boosting Brexit hopes

Angry mourners confront Muslims who chant ‘Allahu Akbar’ at Munich shooting memorial

Merkel rejects calls to reverse refugee policy

MERKEL’S MIGRANT MISERY: One of Angela’s own MPs blasts her ‘NIGHTMARISH’ immigrant policy

IMF admits disastrous love affair with the euro, apologises for the immolation of Greece

Embarrassment for Christine Lagarde and IMF as Fund’s own watchdog slams its eurozone record

Clinton vows to be president for ‘all Americans’

Donald Trump is flirting with electoral disaster – and treason – by inviting Russia to dig up Hillary Clinton emails

Complaint to police after officers put spit hood over man’s head during arrest

Body Cam Footage Released Showing Arizona Cop Shooting and Killing Woman Holding Small Pair of Scissors – (Two headlines for the sake of comparison!!!!!)

‘People in the UK need to WAKE UP’ Soldier fighting ISIS issues urgent warning to Britain

Islamic preacher shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ in police officer’s face during extraordinary street confrontation

July 28

Belfast’s St Anne’s Cathedral (Church of Ireland – Anglican) appoints Catholic priest as canon for first time – (Will C of I stalwarts still maintain that there is no ‘Romeward trend’!!!)

Sinn Féin cumann chairman repeats leadership contest call

Do not ‘relegate’ victims, Troubles campaigner tells Executive

Northern Ireland businesses being fleeced of thousands of pounds every month by paramilitary extortion gangs

Let’s be thankful we jumped the sinking ship called Europe

“They are all pigs of the one sow’s litter!”

France church attack: Second suspect in priest killing named

DNA tests confirm identity of second man in priest killing

Why the brutal slaughter of a French priest is a reminder of rank barbarism closer to home in Northern Ireland

Rep of Ireland is ‘making same mistakes as Germany and France’ on terror

Garda and military intelligence step up their monitoring of jihad sympathisers

Supreme Court rules against Named Person scheme – (Irrespective of man’s law, it was a violation of God’s order for the family!!)

Peer facing 80p court case feels ‘set upon’ since bestiality row

Teen accused of killing mum in bike crash also suspect in gang attack on young dad Christopher Meli – (Highlights the feral character of elements of the younger generation today!!)

Australian police investigate Vatican treasurer over abuse allegations

Obama: Hillary Clinton More Qualified Than Me and her husband Bill – (Boy! What sort of a nasty piece of work does that make her????)

July 26

RAF Marham abduction attempt: E-fits released of suspects

Police reveal e-fits of suspects wanted over RAF Marham attempted abduction

Hillary Clinton secures historic Democratic nomination for US president

UK churches told to review security after France murder

British security services warn attack on UK is ‘very likely’ as churches on terror alert after Normandy priest murder

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Normandy church TERROR: ISIS knifemen made priest, 84, KNEEL as they slit his throat

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Why did no one act? Normandy Catholic church was on ISIS terror ‘hit list’ found LAST YEAR

98 per cent say NO to EU deal: Forget talks with Brussels and quit NOW, urges new poll

Spain & Portugal face BILLIONS in FINES as Juncker pushes PUNISHMENT on beleaguered states

Two held in Ireland over murder of British spy Denis Donaldson

Denis Donaldson: Two Donegal arrests over 2006 killing

July 25

Two knifemen ‘shot dead’ by French police after taking hostages in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray church

Hostage Killed As Knifemen Attack French Church

JAPAN – Sacked man who stabbed 19 patients to death ‘thought disabled should be killed’

Ex-SDLP councillor blasts MLA Daniel McCrossan over Ross Hussey support message

Jim Wells: Woman admits wasting police time over Downpatrick hustings event

Woman guilty of wasting police time over Jim Wells Downpatrick hustings event

Brexit means Brexit, Theresa May tells an unimpressed Martin McGuinness – (Hmmm!!!!)

Theresa May is preparing a Brexit fudge which will disappoint everyone

Bad luck, Martin McGuinness: Theresa May and Arlene Foster will ensure Brexit does not lead to a united Ireland – (Hmmm again!!!!)

Brexit: Theresa May to meet Irish PM Enda Kenny for talks

Ex-justice minister Ford among group set to mount legal challenge over Brexit – (What a useful being David Ford is!!!)

Time to hit paramilitary criminals where it will really hurt… in their pockets

Gun attack in republican Belfast district branded ‘shameful’

Police under investigation over handling of Lord Janner child sex abuse claims

Germany Bomber Pledged Allegiance To IS

RAF Marham Attacker Headbutted By Victim

Unionists remember victims of IRA’s Black Friday bombardment of Belfast

Football squad based near massacre site hail ‘new dawn’

July 23

Welcome to Drum – the only Protestant village in Republic of Ireland – (Coragarry FPC is just outside Drum)

GERMANY BOMB HORROR: 12 injured as Syrian asylum seeker blows himself up outside wine bar

Ansbach explosion: Syrian asylum seeker kills himself and injures 12 in bombing

Machete-wielding Syrian refugee kills woman and injures two in Germany – (“The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence,” Genesis 6:11)

Syrian Refugee Wielding Machete Kills Woman

Knifeman ‘has killed woman and wounded two others in Germany’

Munich gunman ‘planned shooting attack for up to a year’

Tory MPs react with fury as EU leaders consider UK ’emergency brake’ on free movement – (Brexit or no Brexit in the end there will be ‘no Brexit’!!!)

Anger at EU deal to STOP Brexit: Merkel, Hollande & May’s plan to keep UK in single market

‘We don’t trust her’ Theresa May faces Tory revolt if she FAILS to curb migration from EU

Angela Merkel’s open door has left her fighting for survival

Dover misery could last for two more days as holidaymakers are left stranded overnight after French put one border guard on duty – (Why would anyone wish to be in an affiliation with such a despicably vindictive nation!!)

French facing accusations of triggering Dover chaos in ‘revenge’ for Brexit

Dover traffic: Police warn of 10-hour delays after French officials ‘understaff’ border

Dover port: Police warn of 10-hour delays after French officials ‘understaff’ border

Dover delays: Queues cut but delays ‘could last for days’

Thousands of Turkey coup prisoners ‘raped, starved and hogtied’

SAS troops poised to EVACUATE Britons from Turkey amid fear of SECOND military coup

Russia Escapes Total Ban On Rio Athletes – (What do rules matter. The show must go on, money is at stake – lots of it!!!)

Saintfield Road Presbyterian Church targeted in second arson attack within days

Secretary of State tells of ‘sadness’ after second arson attack on Presbyterian church

Ross Hussey: UUP MLA apologises for sending naked photos – (What is wrong with some overpaid, overfed dissemblers is set forth in the Bible: “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness . . . ,” Ezekiel 16:49)

UUP issue statement after Ross Hussey MLA apologises for ‘terrible error of judgment’ – (The ‘private life’ his party says he is entitled to would have had him rejected at the polls had Unionists known about it!!!)

Belfast and Dungannon: ‘Possible link’ between armed burglaries

Enda Kenny and Micheal Martin’s cavalier attempts at electioneering suit unionism very nicely

Wise up and stop beating the tribal drum on unity – (Yes, it does tend to make the Irish natives restless!!!)

Adams must stay on as leader to keep Sinn Fein out of power

All hail Caesar Adams… but his time at helm is almost over

If Provos got rid of Semtex, why are we still discovering it? – (McGuinness, Adams etc deal in lies as well as murder!!)

Northern Ireland peer Lord Maginnis: I’ll go to jail over 80p train ticket

July 22

I wept over IRA death, says Paisley associate

Time to accept EU result, UUP tells McGuinness

Brexit: ‘No hard Irish border’, says Taoiseach Enda Kenny

‘There will be no hard Irish border’: Taoiseach

Munich shooting: Nine dead in Olympia shopping centre rampage as police say shooter fled and killed himself

Nine dead and children injured in Munich shopping centre shooting

Munich shooting: German-Iranian gunman targeted children outside McDonald’s, as nine killed in terrorist massacre

Munich shooting: Nine dead in shopping centre rampage as police say likely shooter fled and killed himself

MUNICH SHOOTING LATEST: 10 dead including ‘Iranian’ gunman & 16 hurt after attack

Angela Merkel BACKLASH: Fury erupts at German leader amid Munich shooting rampage

Gay marriage on Isle of Man now leaves NI more isolated, claims campaigner

Italy’s economic woes show exactly WHY EU wanted Britain to stay, says ROSS CLARK – (Don’t worry, Scotland will bail them out!!!!)

IMF head Christine Lagarde to stand trial over Tapie payment

IMF head Christine Lagarde to stand trial over £330m payment to tycoon

The liberal hysteria over Brexit shows exactly why we need to leave

Dervock Young Defenders bus burned outside Orange hall – (This is the band that should be banned according to Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay. This ought to make him happy at least!!!)

Ballycastle Twelfth fracas band has bus torched at hall

DUP distances itself from MP’s breastfeeding views – (Everybody must tow the PC line or be ostracised!!)

Sammy Wilson says breastfeeding Commons MPs ‘voyeuristic’ and not motivated by need to feed baby

30,000 take part in our united Ireland border poll – here’s how they voted – (Another instance of the ‘Republican Propaganda’ grapevine getting to work!!)

I’m telling your dad: Northern Ireland born MP Conor McGinn incredible claim after Jeremy Corbyn objected to interview comments

Corbyn faces ‘bully’ accusations from Labour MP

45 female Labour MPs write to Jeremy Corbyn demanding he does more to stop ‘disgusting’ abuse from supporters

Alone in his bunker, Jeremy Corbyn plots the downfall of everyone who’s humiliated him. It’s a long list

SAS outpost in Syria ‘bombed by Russians just hours after troops left’

July 21

Why Enda Kenny’s lack of respect to Arlene Foster over all-Ireland talks on borders is contemptible

I gasped at the bad timing of Kenny’s ill-judged musings about a border poll

Hoping to see a united Ireland? Time travel is a lot more likely

Irish Social Protection minister, Leo Varadkar claims border poll could undermine relations with North

Talk of Border poll ‘silly right now’, says SDLP leader
Dodds welcomes Secretary of State’s rejection of calls for border poll

Political leaders come and go but Gerry Adams clings on

Blueprint on paramilitary crime far too weak: Former Justice Minister David Ford

Plan dismissed as ‘weak wish list’

Paramilitary action plan critics ‘throwing mud’ says Justice Minister Claire Sugden

DUP MP: McGuinness should be more even-handed on Troubles inquests

Irish-American Gerry Adams associate Peter King is Donald Trump backer

Cruz Refuses To Be ‘A Servile Puppy’ To Trump

Soldier suspected of teen’s killing ‘also plotted to kill Gerry Adams’

July 20

Border Poll Fantasy

NI Sec of State, Brokenshire tells Commons: No need for border referendum

Paramilitary Report Farcical

855 ex-soldiers quizzed over Troubles deaths in ‘politically-driven witch-hunt’ – (PSNI should be utterly ashamed of it willingness to be the tool of republican-inspired campaign!)

After 33 years is it time for Gerry Adams to go away, you know?

Is Gerry Adams an asset or a hindrance to the Sinn Féin project? – (Silly question!!!)

Tory MPs delighted as May ‘wipes the floor’ with Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn has turned Labour into a ‘laughing stock’ as leader launches campaign to hold on to power with 180,000 new members

Theresa May brutally slaps down SNP pleas to remain in EU at first PMQs

Remain peer’s plea to listen to Leave side of EU debate

The EU is COLLAPSING due to open borders, Dutch MP tells Trump supporters

Act NOW to save Italy: IMF issues URGENT warning as Italian debt reaches ‘ALARMING’ levels

Margaret Thatcher demanded halt to Asian men bringing second wives to Britain, newly-released files reveal

‘We have to limit immigration to take back control’, blasts German politician

RAF serviceman threatened with knife at Marham base of anti-Isil squadrons

Knifemen try to ‘kidnap’ RAF Marham serviceman outside airbase housing Tornados bombing ISIS in ‘possible terror attack’

Thunderous boos for Ted Cruz as he refuses to endorse Donald Trump

Ted Cruz’s non-endorsement might cripple Donald Trump’s entire candidacy

Erdogan Declares State Of Emergency In Turkey

July 19

After Brexit, Northern Irish politics will again be dominated by the border

Now Northern Ireland jumps on Brexit-bashing bandwagon and calls for re-united Ireland – (That is “Republicans” in NI!!!)

Brexit both an opportunity and a threat for SF

Sinn Féin’s poll slide raises questions for Gerry Adams

Police to get more cash to tackle paramilitary crime

May hopes for ‘frank and open’ EU talks with Merkel

Ford blasts DUP ‘hypocrisy’ on EU farm funds plea

Donald Trump Secures Republican Nomination

Angela Eagle withdraws from Labour leadership election – (Headless chickens!!!)

MPs clash over border concerns in wake of Brexit

Turkey fires tens of thousands in coup plotters hunt

Turkey sacks 24,000 teachers and government employees amid Erdogan’s crackdown

PSNI response to Billy Wright poster row dubbed ‘disgraceful’ – (The poster is shameful but few RomanCatholics ever complain of the many memorials that glorify the multitude of IRA terrorist murders!!!)

Memorial to soldiers killed by IRA under attack again – (Not too many RC complaints about the like of this!!!)

Police investigating after Narrow Water memorial vandalised

July 18

Satanic prayer disrupted at council meeting

German train attack: Afghan refugee ‘had IS flag in room’

Police kill Afghan teenage axeman who attacked passengers on German train

Kenny opens up Pandora’s Box on North that could have seismic effect – (Republicans will use any situation to promote their objective of a united Ireland!!)

Enda Kenny: Brexit talks ‘must consider possibility of future border poll’

Martin McGuinness issues Brexit warning to new NI Secretary

Foster-McGuinness split over Brexit widens

First call by a Sinn Fein official for Adams to resign as leader

Sinn Féin TD says Adams may not be leader by next election

Warder murder accused took part in Ardoyne anti-parade protest

Ex-para who may face court over IRA man’s death slams justice system – (This is the IRA man to whom we witnessed during our 1966 3-months jail term!)

Belfast bomb parts accused ‘has multiple IDs’

MPs vote to renew Britain’s Trident nuclear deterrent by large majority

MPs vote to renew Trident: Jeremy Corbyn suffers biggest rebellion of his leadership as Britain’s nuclear deterrent backed by 472 to 117

‘Transfer thousands of Trident jobs to Ulster’

Ex-SNP leader Gordon Wilson says Yes Scotland should be resurrected

July 17

Three Police Officers Shot Dead In Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge Killer Was A Decorated US Marine

At least 6,000 people have been detained in Turkey after a failed military coup

Turkey coup attempt: World leaders warn President Erdogan not to use uprising as excuse for crackdown as more than 6,000 arrested

You thought Erdogan was bad before? The worst of Turkey’s leader is yet to come

Turkey’s coup may have failed – but history shows it won’t be long before another one succeeds

Turkey may no longer be a viable partner in fight against Isis following coup attempt, says French foreign minister

Six members of one family killed in Nice Attack

Lorry Killer ‘Visited Scene Twice Before Attack’

Brother Has ‘No Regrets’ For Killing Selfie Star – (Muslim ‘brotherly love!! Whose sin was greatest??))

Uncle accused of murdering niece days before she was going to convert to Christianity – (There is no tolerance shown by paganism!!)

SF grassroots call for Adams to ‘get off the stage’ and step down – (Mr ‘All-Powerful’ will not like that!!!)

Gerry Adams rejects calls to ‘get off the stage’ and stand down – (Didn’t I tell you!!!)

Gerry Adams will be allowed to choose his time to go – (We will see!!!???)

Discussions under way to set up new anti-agreement republican party

At the Belfast Field, strong support for UK’s vote for Brexit

Loyalists don’t need lectures in bigotry from those liberals who gleefully demonise them

Kris Hopkins: New NIO minister survived two IRA attacks

New Garda-PSNI task force targets Provo smugglers – (‘They haven’t gone away ya know’ !!!)

INLA Godfather faces internal war as dissidents cash in on gangland feud

Sinn Fein quiet on McGuinness ‘Provo medal’ – (That is one medal none can wear with pride!!)

Sinn Fein refuses to say if Martin McGuinness got IRA medal

Brexit vote: NI first minister says ‘whole of UK is leaving EU’

Nicola Sturgeon accepts she has a veto over Brexit timing in comments which will infuriate Tory Right

Scotland can’t have veto over any Brexit deal, insists David Davis, Brexit Secretary

UK offered Brexit free trade deal with Australia

May: Australia seeking post-Brexit free trade deal

Boost For May As Australia Seeks Free Trade Deal

MP to challenge BBC over funding for Bobby Sands film

It is nonsense to say that you can never militarily defeat an ideology

July 15

At least 90 killed in attempted military coup in Turkey

Turkish President Erdogan appears in Istanbul to denounce army coup attempt

May RULES OUT triggering Article 50 early just days after insisting ‘Brexit means Brexit’

BREXIT BY 2018! Davis reveals timetable for Britain’s independence from Brussels

Theresa May speech laying out plans to scrap the Human Rights Act re-surfaces on the internet

Nice attack: Bastille Day lorry driver Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel who killed 84 ‘linked to radical Islam’

IS Urged Vehicle-Ramming Attacks In 2014

Why jihadists stalk the French Riviera

Nice is a very different city to Paris or Lyon – and a clever choice for igniting race war

Ben Lowry: It is not good enough just to keep saying ‘Islam is a religion of peace’

Gerry Adams told to step down by Sinn Féin cumann chairman

July 14

Bastille Day attack in Nice

Live updates: Bastille Day lorry attack leaves 84 dead

Massacre In Nice: 84 Die As Truck Hits Crowd

Nice terror attack: Driver who killed 84 on French Riviera was criminal known to police

Unionists outraged as public money used to fund film about Bobby Sands’ IRA hunger strike – (Price of putting ‘terrorists in government’ !!!)

9/11 report: Secret 28 pages showing possible Saudi links ‘to be released in days’

James Brokenshire ‘honoured’ to become Northern Secretary

Reaction as James Brokenshire replaces Theresa Villiers as Northern Ireland secretary

Brokenshire’s Home Office experience will be much needed in NI

DUP’s Edwin Poots ‘couldn’t care less’ about bonfire criticism

Cameron a hypocrite on Bloody Sunday: Eamonn McCann

Michael Copeland: ‘Mr Corbyn – the IRA were not freedom fighters, but terrorists’

Philip Hammond: ‘No separate EU deal for Scotland’

July 13

Theresa May to hand out more jobs in first cabinet

Surprise appointment in PM Theresa May’s cabinet

Boris Johnson’s appointment as Foreign Secretary has not gone down well in the United States – (If Obama is annoyed it must be OK!!)

Dublin PM, Kenny now wants Brexit to start ‘as soon as possible’ as he talks to May

If Merkel won’t listen, then it may be time for Ireland to cut its own deal with the UK – (A change of tune!!)

Ireland needs May as an ally – Changing times

Brexit means Brexit, for the UK as a whole

McKay calls for Dervock band to be banned from future parades – (Sinn Fein would dictate the colour of shoes marchers wear!!!)

Independent councillor Padraig McShane released on police bail after Twelfth confrontation

Orange Order lambasts ‘unaccountable’ parades body

DUP silent on criticism of senior figures at bonfires – (Who goes to bonfires now to be dictated by republicans!!!)

Bonfires are now more about underclass defiance than loyalism

Republican youths attempt to burn Union flag during standoff in Belfast – (Anybody apologising??!!!)

DUP’s Jeffrey Donaldson: No one did more to end terrorism in Northern Ireland than Tony Blair – (An absolute dupe making payments for his knighthood!!!)

Donaldson defends Tony Blair over his role in NI – (As one of those who helped promote Blair’s “Peace” that is not surprising !!)

Ex-PM’s legacy here is one of instability – LETTER

Suggestion of ‘hypocrisy’ in SF call for south Armagh crime action – (Sinn Fein’s ‘hypocrisy’ was always more than a mere ‘suggestion’!!)

West Belfast – (Republican) : 16 petrol bombs are seized by police after attack of ‘sheer recklessness’

‘Gag’ order: FBI confirms special secrecy agreements for agents in Clinton email probe

July 12

Theresa May will stop migrant crisis: New PM vows she will end free movement from EU

‘Grave concern’ over Theresa May’s accession

May’s past statements on Ireland are worrying

Irish PM Kenny leaves Merkel talks empty-handed after ‘special case’ snub

Merkel REFUSES special deal for Ireland after fears Brexit could cause border tensions

Another Orange hall vandalised in run-up to Twelfth

Twelfth: Newtownstewart marchers hear ‘scheming’ nationalists condemned

A successful Twelfth around the Province gives hope for future

It lost referendum, but Remain will fight by any means to thwart EU exit

Orange Order chief: We need God in our lives, not indyref2

July 11

In pictures: Twelfth of July Orange Order parades begin peacefullyUUP MP Danny Kinahan apologises over bonfire Irish tricolour Twitter picture – (WHY????)

When you cross-reference Theresa May’s speech with her voting record, it’s as if she didn’t mean anything she said

How the skulduggers succeeded in bringing an end to Andrea Leadsom’s campaign to be prime minister

Theresa May plans her top team as David Cameron chairs his final Cabinet as prime minister

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster urges swift Brexit after Theresa May is confirmed as Tory leader and PM-elect

Theresa May will drive Tory members into the arms of Ukip – Norman Tebbitt

Furious Tory members defect to UKIP in protest at Theresa May’s victory

Theresa May forced to defend views on Sharia Law as she prepares to enter No 10

Angela Eagle’s ‘windows put through’ hours after Labour leadership challenge announced

Canada’s Anglicans reject gay marriage by just one vote

Single beat outside Catholic church ‘must be on small drum’ – (Bands will be required to march in carpet slippers next!!!!)

Kinahan gunman on bicycle abandons hit on Gerry ‘The Monk’ Hutch’s brother

Chilcot inquiry: Black ops in Iraq caused split between US and UK

China has ‘no historic rights’ in South China Sea, rules Hague tribunal

July 10

Theresa May set to be UK PM after Andrea Leadsom quits

Tony Blair was a conman even back in those heady peace process days

John Prescott: Ex-deputy PM says Iraq War was illegal

Prescott Says ‘Illegal’ Iraq War Will Haunt Him

Shamed Tony Blair faces CONTEMPT vote in parliament over Iraq War

Eagle To Challenge Corbyn For Labour Leadership

Jeremy Corbyn threatens to sue his own party if they refuse to automatically put him on the ballot paper as Angela Eagle prepares to oust the Labour leader

Leadsom camp hits back in motherhood row

‘I’ve been under attack, it’s been shattering’: Andrea Leadsom apologises to Theresa May over motherhood comments and admits furore has left her hurt

‘I feel I’m not allowed to grieve because I chose to kill my child’ – How Sarah and Andrew’s journey to Britain was the hardest decision they ever had to make – (How blind is modern society to the realities of abortion!!!)

Paedophile priest had links to other infamous child abusers

Hillary may not have been charged – but the public will not forget the email scandal

IMF says EU on brink of collapse and ‘untenable’ Euro may have to be SCRAPPED

‘We’re out the door’ Ireland could be next to leave EU as IREXIT campaign group launched

Lawyers claim Brexit result is not legally binding

Adams should do a Farage and ‘Gerrexit’

IRA and INLA at war on capital’s (Dublin) streets

Cork Council should replace wreaths – Somme ceremony undermined

Derry: Bomb and components found in Creggan and Galliagh searches

Drumcree: Brethren defy Parades Commission ruling by 11 minutes

July 9

‘Prayer vigil will let terrorists off the hook’ – victim

The Somme: How the News Letter reported the unfolding horror from the front line during this week in 1916

Top DUP figures ‘privately hoped for pro-EU vote’ – (Spineless wimps who are totally unworthy to be the descendants of those mentioned in the report above!!)

Chilcot said brokering of deal by British Army in Iraq with enemy militia was ‘a humiliation’ – in Northern Ireland it was known as peace process – (Such is the deceit and corruption of truth within politics!!!)

Nato’s united front under threat after Greece signs arms deal with Russia

Sammy Wilson condemns failures on the watch of DUP colleagues

Belfast City Hall protest calls for Tony Blair to face criminal charges over Iraq war – (Anti-British hatred clouds the true issue of the Iraq war!!!)

Dallas Sniper ‘Upset’ Over Black Shootings

Dallas shooting suspect stated he wanted to ‘kill white officers’

‘Officer Down’: Who Were The Dallas Victims?

Killings of black men by US police officers lead to ‘revenge’ shootings across America

Gardai quiz ex-IRA thug over Regency attack

Former army officer criticised at Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry

Wreaths laid to commemorate Battle of the Somme in Cork dumped in river

Brexit’s ugly sense of superiority

How ugly scourge of ageism after Brexit is a slur on our older people

July 8

Police in standoff with suspected sniper after four Dallas officers killed during protest; three others in custody

Live updates: Five police officers shot dead in Dallas protests

Despite Iraq we must remember Blair’s peace role, says DUP’s Donaldson – (“Blair’s Peace” was as deceiteful and bogus as “Blair’s War” though the DUP will never admit that!!!!)

Tony Blair thought he was the MESSIAH and often wore MAKE-UP, ex-PM’s former friend claims – (Some in the DUP appear to share his view!!!)

Tony Blair was “drunk on his own self-importance” when he ordered the invasion of Iraq

Cleric defends Maze ‘forgiveness’ prayer vigil plan – (This man belongs to a popish ‘Anglican Society of St Francis’ so it is little wonder his views are utterly unbiblical!!!)

Hunger striker Bobby Sands’ diaries movie Sixty Six Days blasted as ‘deplorable’ by unionist McCausland – (Glorifying of terrorist murderers and self-immolators can be nothing else!!!)

Investigation into Hilary Clinton emails reopened

Noah’s Ark replica built for £62million by Christians who believe world is 6,000-years-old opens – complete with DINOSAURS

July 7

IRA man Ivor Bell to face trial in connection with Jean McConville murder

Jean McConville murder: Veteran republican Ivor Bell to stand trial

Fox News Bill O’Reilly: Obama’s ‘Deep Emotional Ties’ Make Him ‘Sympathetic’ to Islam

Asad Shah death: Man admits killing shopkeeper because he ‘disrespected’ Islam

Chilcot report: Tony Blair didn’t tell truth about WMDs, the deal with Bush or the warnings of fallout – how UK went to war in Iraq

Tony Blair’s reputation lies in tatters in the wake of the report into the Iraq War

Gaunt, hoarse and haunted: Tony Blair looked a broken man

Calls Grow For Blair To Face Legal Action

Chilcot: Jeremy Corbyn apologises for Labour leader Tony Blair going to war in Iraq

Gove campaign manager apologises after urging May backers to block Leadsom

Michael Gove’s campaign urges Theresa May supporters to block Andrea Leadsom in Tory leadership race

Ethnic cleansing fears remain

Jamie Bryson: DUP dissenters leaked me Nama claims ‘in coup against Peter Robinson’

Burka ban for Muslims enforced in Switzerland with fines of as much as £8,000

July 6

Conservative leadership election: Theresa May wins more than half of MPs’ votes as Stephen Crabb pulls out and Liam Fox is eliminated

‘Not part of my country’ Katie Hopkins slams Theresa May over her ‘support’ for Sharia law

Kenny’s all-Ireland Brexit forum proposal a ‘shambles’

Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness split on proposed all-island Brexit forum – (I would hope they differ on many things!!)

Sam McBride: Ten ways Stormont can immediately start preparing for Brexit

Fury over DUP Wilson’s ‘fascist’ jibe – (Truth hurts!!!)

EU demands Britain pays £12 BILLION into Brussels budget despite Brexit vote

Dublin Gun attack linked to internal INLA dispute and the Kinahan-Hutch feud

I’m a humanitarian activist, says accused in Jim Wells case – (A better name is an ‘Eejit’!!)

The tide is starting to turn on cross-border shopping as Sterling slides

Iraq sees worst bombing since invasion with 250 deaths

Chilcot Inquiry: Judgement day for Tony Blair as Iraq war report is due to be published after seven-year wait

Long-awaited report into Iraq war to be published

Soldier’s Family: Blair ‘In Denial’ Over Iraq War

Chilcot Report: Parents of major killed in Iraq say Blair must now face legal action

Iraq War Glossary: Who’s Who And What’s What

Patient ‘lay dead’ in London A&E for ‘hours’ before being found as hospital’s services branded ‘inadequate’

July 5

Frazer slams planned forgiveness vigil, saying: ‘Killers must repent first’– (‘Ecumenical forgiveness’ far removed from Bible’s teaching on the subject!!)

Child abuse inquiry chairwoman Susan O’Brien QC resigns – complaints of government interference in the probe

DUP leader dismisses idea of all-island Brexit body

Arlene Foster and Martin McGuinness split on proposed all-island Brexit forum

Taoiseach’s plans for all-island forum on Brexit torpedoed by DUP First Minister

Brexit: Taoiseach forced to scrap plans for North-South ‘All-Ireland forum’

Brexit: DUP MP Sammy Wilson likens those calling second EU vote to ‘fascists’

Chaos may reign, but the reality of a Leave vote should not be ignored

Andrea Leadsom: I can deliver fairness for people who struggle

We Conservatives are all Leavers now. We must unite to build a new and better Britain

EU demands Britain pays £12 BILLION into Brussels budget despite Brexit vote

Fury over legal bid to BLOCK EU exit: Top lawyers in threat to referendum vote & DEMOCRACY

‘Devious’ Nicola Sturgeon plots Brexit bank raid in bid to move financial hub to Scotland

Back to the top

July 4

Sammy Wilson: Hysterical, arrogant Remainers should accept verdict of people

Disparaging Leave voters reflects badly on Remain supporters

I voted to stick with EU, but the demonisation of those who went the other way is an insult to democracy

Angela Merkel ‘to oust Jean-Claude Juncker’ as Europe splits deepen over Brexit response

Austria warns it will LEAVE EU if Turkey wins controversial Brussels bid

Latest (Dublin gangland) feud victim was long-time member of Provisional IRA – (“Then said Jesus unto him. . . . all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword,” Matthew 26:52. “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap,” Galatians 6:7)

Survey shows 70% support for same-sex marriages in Northern Ireland – (An indication of the growing ignorance amongst the younger generation!!)

FBI Grill Hillary Clinton On Emails For Hours

Michael Gove defends remarks he made in 2000 about Good Friday Agreement negotiations

Michael Gove defended over Good Friday Agreement report

Pro and anti-abortion rallies draw thousands into Belfast

July 1

Battle of the Somme: Bugle sounds Advance at Enniskillen Castle – (The same bugle that was used on this day 100 years ago!)

Somme Centenary: Thousands gather at Ulster Tower in solemn salute to the fallen

Ireland and the Somme: The battle in numbers

UK falls silent, exactly 100 years after Somme offensive began

Battle of the Somme: Northern Ireland ceremonies mark 100th anniversary

Battle of the Somme: How newspapers brought news of casualties home

Kincora: M16 document claims at least one agent was ‘aware of abuse’

Senior MI6 officer quizzed over note claiming agent aware of Kincora sex abuse

SF and SDLP will fight tooth and nail to stay in EU

Ombudsman to probe death of IRA commander – (How wrong such an enquiry is – he who deals in death should die, Genesis 9:6.)

Tories in turmoil as claims of treachery engulf leadership contest

Tory Leadership race: Boris Johnson’s hopes for top job come crashing down as Michael Gove plants the knife

Theresa May’s Tory leadership bid backed by top cabinet ministers

END OF EU? Uprising continues as top Hungary minister says ‘we want OUT of European Union’

June 30

Live updates: Boris Johnson rules out Conservative leadership bid

Shocks In Tory Leadership Contest

Boris Johnson announces he will not run for Prime Minister as Michael Gove declares his bid after claiming his colleague ‘cannot provide the leadership’

Somme carnage touched every village in Northern Ireland

How The Somme Made Northern Ireland

Tory leadership: Johnson and May to enter contest

Tory leadership contest enters Big Beast Day

May Launches Tory Campaign With Swipe At Johnson

Corbyn to face Labour leadership challenge from Angela Eagle – (Eagle is a lesbian, coming out in a newspaper interview in September 1997 – Wikipedia)

Horrified Labour MPs receive death threats over refusal to back Corbyn

PM says legal advice is clear – Scotland and NI bound by Brexit vote

If you’re unhappy with Brexit move across the border – Frazer

Europe FINALLY talks on migration: French say UK could have trade deal AND border control

Taoiseach Enda Kenny intervenes on behalf of Scottish government in their bid to stay in the European Union – (Another pointer to the ethnic links between Irish Republic and the Scottish Nationalists!!!)

Ukip brands Enda Kenny as “trouble-making messenger boy” for Scotland talks

Nicola Sturgeon’s hopes of keeping Scotland in EU hit by Francois Hollande and Spanish PM Rajoy

Arlene Foster: No regrets over backing Brexit, but we all need to move on

DUP’s ‘terrorist benefits’ furore

Complaint after BBC ‘fact check’ describes IRA bomber as ‘political prisoner’

Kingsmills inquest: I may not have long to live, says widow pleading for answers

Carrickfergus: Man shot in legs at Dunluskin Gardens