IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 24 NOVEMBER 2013
IAWM DENOUNCES VIOLENT RACIST LETTER AGAINST MUSLIMS
The Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) issued a statement today denouncing the violent threats against Muslims in Ireland that are contained in an anonymous letter posted to schools and mosques declaring war against them.
The statement noted that the letter is full of hatred and threats beyond comprehension. It was posted but it is not signed and the sender or senders are unknown. All Muslim's mosques and Muslim schools in Ireland have received threatening letters such as the one attached. Some Muslim girls have reported that they got similar letters referring to their Hijabs, that came through their letterboxes at their homes.
The mosques have reported this issue to the Garda.
The language contained in the letter is intimidating and extremely violent. It also makes a specific reference to the planned construction of a mosque in North Dublin.
See attached pdf for the full letter, which contains the following statement:
“Your very presence in our country is destroying our heritage and culture and we are calling on our countries’ people to attack any Muslim they come across in shops, taxis or mosques or any other place they come across them. Anyone seen wearing a veil or hijaab will be severely delt with (sic).”
The letter also states “we will attack any Muslim man, women and child that enters any mosque in Ireland and especially if the new larger mosque is build (sic) in North Dublin. And our children will attack yours in schools...”
The IAWM statement further noted that:
IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 13 OCTOBER 2013
• SHANNONWATCH VIGIL AT SHANNON AIRPORT TODAY 2-3PM
The Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) issued a statement today announcing its support for the Shannonwatch monthly vigil that is taking place today from 2pm to 3pm at the roundabout just in front of the entrance to the airport.
The statement noted that Shannonwatch is holding the peace vigil at Shannon to mark the 12th anniversary of the US occupation of Afghanistan. Over those twelve years Shannon Airport has been used to move troops over and back to Afghanistan. As a result, Ireland has played a part in the ongoing war and destruction that still prevails there, and consequently in the killing of thousands of innocent civilians.
Shannonwatch may be contacted at email@example.com or phone 087 8225087.
The statement also noted that the IAWM is supporting the PANA (Peace and Neutrality Alliance) bus that is travelling from Dublin and some of its members are on board.
Jim Roche, PRO of the IAWM said:
IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 10 SEPTEMBER 2013
• REMEMBER IRAQ – DON’T ATTACK SYRIA!
The Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) issued a statement today announcing a protest at the US Embassy this evening 10 September from 5.30pm against the looming attack by the US military on Syria.
The statement noted that the US, Israeli and other western governments wish to wreak further violence on the Syrian people by threatening military strikes that will probably not weaken the Assad regime, but will only stoke further the sectarian civil war that could ignite the whole Middle East in violent conflagration and lead to serious military confrontation between the world’s so-called superpowers.
The IAWM statement acknowledged the horrific violence of the Assad dictatorship, and indeed of certain rebel elements, with both sides supported by different imperial powers and regional autocratic regimes but noted that the US and other western powers bombing the country is no solution. The US Government has no moral authority to call for military action against Syria.
The statement also noted that those Syrians who protested in March 2011 have somehow been erased out of the equation by both the regional and imperial powers edging for dominance, and by much of the mainstream media.
Jim Roche, PRO of the IAWM said:
IAWM PRESS RELEASE – 06 SEPTEMBER 2013
• IAWM CALLS PROTEST AGAINST MILITARY STRIKE ON SYRIA AT US EMBASSY, TUESDAY 10 SEPTEMBER, 5.30-7.00pm.
The Irish Anti-war Movement (IAWM) issued the following statement today:
More than 100,000 Syrians have been killed in the Syrian civil war so far, hundreds more were killed in what appears to be a chemical strike recently and over two million refugees have fled the country in what the UN has described as the largest single humanitarian refugee crisis ever.
The popular revolts of the Syrian people of March 2011 were brutally suppressed by the autocratic Assad regime that ultimately led to the civil war. Whatever about the horrific violence of the Assad dictatorship, and indeed of certain rebel elements, with both sides supported by different imperial powers and regional autocratic regimes, the US and other western powers bombing the country is no solution. In fact it will lead to further violence.
There are many Syrian people who still believe in a post-Assad inclusive government but right now what they need is solidarity, peace and security and an end to the horrific violence inflicted on them. Yet the response of certain western governments is to wreak further violence on the Syrian people by threatening military strikes that will probably not weaken the Assad regime, but will only stoke further the sectarian civil war. Such actions could ignite the whole Middle East in violent conflagration and lead to serious military confrontation between the world’s so-called superpowers.
IAWM PRESS RELEASE 210813
FREE BRADLEY MANNING!
PROTEST AT US EMBASSY BALLSBRIDGE, DUBLIN 4 - Thursday 22 August, 5.30pm.
The IAWM issued a press release today condemning the prison sentence on US whistleblower Bradley Manning and called on all anti-war and peace activists to protest at the US Embassy on Thursday evening from 5.30pm.
Jim Roche PRO of the IAWM said:
"On the day that the Egyptian criminal Hosni Mubarak, who is responsible for thirty years of tortuous dictatorship and murder, is likely to be released from prison we call on all anti war and peace activists to join us in supporting the brave and principled US whistleblower Bradley Manning, whose actions have very likely speeded up the end of two futile wars and also saved lives. Through his actions we know more about the true nature of the wars unleashed on the world after 9/11, particularly the brutal killing of civilians in two incidents. It is shocking to see that the US and other western governments will hound and punish those who expose the lie of war and try to stop it, while it protects those who carry out horrific war crimes. Why are the soldiers in the Apache helicopter and their superiors that killed several civilians, including two journalists, not standing trial for murder? Why did the west support the dictator for so long? The message must go out to the US Government loud and clear that Bradley Manning has support and will continue to have it as long as he languishes in prison".
Harry Browne, Journalist and holder of dual US and Irish Citizenship, who will speak at the protest said: