Press Release / Preas Railteas
On Saturday, February 6, 2016 with the time set for 3pm we will see the attempted formation/launch of an anti-Islamic far-right group named Pegida, (Patriotische Europäer gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes), in English meaning; Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident.
Pegida is a Pan-European group first established in Germany in 2014 and is now spread to fifteen countries across the EU. These bigots are spearheaded in Ireland by Peter O’Loughlin of Identity Ireland. The true caliber of such groups can be seen simply by the company they keep. At a recent Press Conference in Cork announcing the intention to establish a branch of Pegida in Ireland, Mr O’Loughlin had a founder and former leading member of the EDL (English Defense League), Tommy Robinson speak.
Irish Republicans and our anti-imperialist comrades across Ireland and indeed the European continent do not need to be lectured on the intentions of these fascists as they go about sowing their seeds of misunderstanding, hatred and fear.
Republican Sinn Féin stand by the Proclamation of the Irish Republic declared from the steps of the GPO in 1916, which stated, “The Republic guarantees religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities of all its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the happiness and prosperity of the whole nation and of all its parts, cherishing all the children of the nation equally”.
Furthermore, those who refuse to allow themselves be brainwashed by the fascist views of groups such as Pegida will understand that the Takfiri/Daesh so-called Islamic militants waging a proxy war in the Middle-East and sporadically elsewhere do not and never had represented the true Islamic faith. In truth, Pegida are an EU equivalent to ISIS and vice-versa.
It is on this ground that RSF stand; we shall never concede to any manifestation of imperialism, fascism or racism. We call on all our members and supporters available on the day to join the opposition to the formation of this group. Assemble at the GPO, 2.30pm sharp.
Seán Ó Dubhláin
Press/Public Relations Officer
Phone: +353 89 481 9514
Republican Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin Poblachtach
Sinn Féin Poblachtach
Teach Dáithí Ó Conaill,
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Seán Ó Dubhláin, Press/Public Relations Officer: +353 89 481 9514
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