The Amnesty Agenda
March 8, 2012 15 Comments
For a long time now I have believed that one of the most evil developments of our time has been the hi-jacking of the term ‘human rights’ by some of the most unsavory people walking the globe, from Islamists to Trotskyites. Amnesty International, because its iconic status at the forefront of the Human Rights Industry, has proven to be one of the most important targets in the sights of certain agitators, who have no business near it or any serious ‘human rights’ organisation.
When Amnesty International’s Human Rights Action Centre in London hosted the Palestine Solidarity Campaign and another Palestinian/Arabist/Islamist advocacy group called Middle East Monitor (MEMO) for a ‘discussion’ on Zionist control of the media, I tried to raise alarm. So did others. It was to no avail.
That was England. It is now time to look at Ireland, as I know there are Irish men and women who read this blog who share my concerns. An announcement or report from Amnesty is commonly regarded as unquestionable, due to the supposedly nice intentions of those altruistic souls in the Human Rights Industry. Should this be the case? Lets take a special look at one particularly heavy-hitter at Amnesty International in Ireland.
The Communications Co-ordinator at Amnesty International in Ireland is Justin Moran, a journalism graduate from DCU. Moran’s Facebook page reveals himself to be a fan of or in contact with:
Freda Mullin-Hughes, of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Eoin O’Broin, of Sinn Féin
Dr. Fintan Lane, a Socialist Workers Party communist and prominent Israel-basher
Dr. Sean Marlow, an advocate for boycotting Israel
Robbie Smyth, of Griffith College Dublin, said to be a communications guru for certain Irish Republican groups
Yousef al-Helou, Iran’s PRESS TV man in Gaza, almost certain to be a HAMAS affiliate
Felim Hammell (or Feilim O’ Hadhmaill), a sociology lecturer and convicted Provoisional IRA bomber, who signed the 2006 letter endorsing a boycott of Israel and a founding member of Palestinian Solidarity in Ireland.
Justin Moran is also a supporter of the ‘Ship2Gaza’ crowd, and the ‘No to English Queen in Ireland’ campaign.
I am not sure how long Moran has been with the Amnesty Press Office. However, it is a sure sign that too many of those who pontificate against Israel on a daily basis at Amnesty, and who have enormous trust from the media and the wider public, may never have read a book on Israeli history that wasn’t written by the former Israeli Communist politician and pundit Ilan Pappe.
Still, its good to know what kind of people have infiltrated Amnesty in a way that would bring tears of pride to Antonio Gramsci and the Cultural Marxists. Amnesty International will no doubt have its stellar reputation for many more years, but I for one will be treating any future message from Amnesty as a party-political broadcast.