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BDS in Galway: “You’re f-ing Zionist, f-ing pricks, get the f–k off our campus”

BDS in Galway: “You’re f-ing Zionist, f-ing pricks, get the f–k off our campus”

More open and honest than faculty supporting American Studies Association boycott of Israel, but there’s no real difference.

The anti-Israel boycott movement in Ireland is perhaps the most aggressive anywhere in Europe, something I highlighted in the post The Irish anti-Israel sickness isn’t limited to Ireland. Other British universities are not far behind.

If you want to know what the ugly face of the BDS movement looks like, watch this video of an anti-boycott speaker being shouted down, as reported by Irish for Israel:



[Note – on March 12, 2014, the original Irish4Israel video was removed by YouTube after a complaint. The text below was in the original YouTube “About” description.]

Published on Mar 7, 2014

Watch these BDS bullies try to break up an anti-boycott meeting on the campus of National University of Ireland Galway, 5 March 2014. Disgraceful, but typical. Defend free speech on campus! At the lectern is Professor Alan Johnson, editor of the pro-‘two states for two peoples’ journal ‘Fathom: for a deeper understanding of Israel and the region’. The anti-Israel fanatic shouting vile abuse, threatening the students, and trying to break up the meeting is Joseph Loughnane.

Loughnane, the person identified by Irish for Israel as doing the shouting, was a big supporter of the NUI Galway student BDS vote which passed yesterday.

The ugly face of BDS often is just below the surface, but this time it surfaced.

It’s the same face of the anti-Israel academic boycotters on campuses in the U.S. who wrap themselves in propaganda about Israel being an Apartheid state, ethnic cleansers, and uniquely and solely worthy of boycott.

Look at the hate in that man’s eyes, then read this letter just issued by dozens of Vassar faculty members in support of the academic boycott of Israel.

I see no difference between the two, the guy in the video is just more open and honest about how he feels.

Update 3-8-2014:  Loughnane would fit right in on the Vassar faculty and that of many other campuses (via Facebook):

Our final speaker of the night was Joseph Loughnane. He said how Israel was created as a Western outpost in a region un-brainwashed by American interests. He told us how ultimately it was the Jews that stole the land, and so they are to blame. Joseph also said how the Jews run the American media and push their agenda, and that ultimately, the West uses and controls Israel as a tool for keeping the Middle East in line.

He also is running for student office:

Joseph Loughnane campaign poster

Update 3-9-2014: Galway Univ: Shout down of pro-Israel speaker “unacceptable” and “will be investigated immediately”.


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Ah, the extensive vocabulary of the Irish poet.

Or…well…soccer hooligan…

What a pitiful sign. It ranks up there with the Che statue (or public urinal for me) they erected.

    Israel is a country where one can express his or her opinion without fear of reprisal. Is it perfect? No.
    Is it a young country? yes. they need to figure it out.
    But I will tell you this.. you can be freely gay or lesbian in Israel. In almost every Arab country it is illegal to be openly gay. In some Arab countries it is a crime punishable by death, or at the very least, jail time.
    Why don’t these losers boycott those countries??
    How many Israeli’s hijack airplanes? Stop bullying Israel and clean up the mess in your own backyard. Palestinians deserve a homeland,, but they need to recognize Israel’s right to exist and as a Jewish homeland. There are over 22 Moslem countries. Quit your bitching and get a job.

NOW can we call them Nazis?

    No, you cannot. Ireland was a neutral in WWII!

      Juba Doobai! in reply to Owego. | March 7, 2014 at 5:25 pm

      Yet they allowed German vessels to come ashore making North Sea use perilous for Britain. The Irish government were neutral on paper. They never miss an opportunity to back the losing side in any conflict. The even support the Arabs in Gaza.

      Owego in reply to Owego. | March 8, 2014 at 5:20 am

      You’ve all missed my point. Perhaps “neutral” should have been put in quotes. Their neutrality had about as much substance as the Obama administration’s “transparency.”

        Juba Doobai! in reply to Owego. | March 8, 2014 at 1:10 pm

        Kind of hard for you to make this assertion in light of your previous “No, you cannot.”

How on earth the Israelis can refrain from opening up a can of Krav Maga on these idiots is beyond me.

BannedbytheGuardian | March 7, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Is it about. potato(e)s ?

A can of bear spray in the face would calm things down rather quickly…

Phillep Harding | March 7, 2014 at 5:22 pm

He uses a Celtic name, but certainly does not look Celtic. Anyone has background on him?

The Irish DID side with the Nazis during WW-II. I guess we should have bombed the place flat.

    Heritage in reply to Mannie. | March 11, 2014 at 8:03 am

    You are completely wrong on that one Mannie. Ireland was very much ‘neutral’ on the side of the Allies. I could give you many facts and figures to back this up by why distract the topic?
    The topic is about one anti Semitic idiot who with others, caused much vile disruption at a talk in NUIG. He does not represent me or the majority of Irish people!

Humphrey's Executor | March 7, 2014 at 6:10 pm

“Black Irish” as my dad might have said.

    I have been told that the ‘Black Irish’ are descended from Spanish sailors who were stranded on the isles when their gallions sank in a storm. They have olive skin, dark hair and eye coloration of Spanish and the quick temper of the Irish. They drink like fish and love to fight.

Did he say he’s been on campus for 10 years? Duh, how long does it take to get a degree (and then a job) over there?

Subject: The bullying of Professor Alan Johnson
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:16:04 -0500
To: [email protected]

Dear Sir,

This is an article which has been posted on a popular blog site. It
describes the disruption of a talk by Professor Alan Johnson at your

It is difficult for a member of civilized society to watch such a
revolting display of barbarism. I am interested in your response to it.


SunsetPaddy | March 8, 2014 at 2:18 am

Back in the day the IRA saw the Palestinians as fellow victims of colonization. The KGB trained the IRA side by side with the PLO in Libya. The IRA guys went on to smuggle cocaine from Spain and Venezuela into Ireland and England, but their horrible leftwing, anti Israel Politics from the cold war lingered on. Now narrowback college idiots barf up this toxic crap. Loughnane is a faux tough guy trained by Marxists to shock people. I cannot say what I would like to do to him. As a loyal US Marine with Irish Parents I apologize to Israelis and all the decent people of the world. Sadly Ireland has lost God. Nobody goes to mass anymore. In the case of this idiot, Cultural Marxism has replaced God. For many other Irish it was pursuit of $$$ that replaced God. When the housing bubble burst, we saw what pursuit of the $$$ God did for them. God blesses those who honor him.

    BannedbytheGuardian in reply to SunsetPaddy. | March 8, 2014 at 6:22 am

    And american irish catholics never gave the IRA-a cent . Not a penny from Boston ever ,forever ,never. . And Boston University does not have the sworn stayements from the murderers of Jean McConville , dragged from her home whilst cooking dinner for her 7 children & shot for being a traitor . except she was not .
    Too bad they found her body decades later in ireland .Hand over the statements Boston U.fucking terrorist supportersall.. jean’s blood is on your hands you apes.

    Juba Doobai! in reply to SunsetPaddy. | March 8, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Before all of this, the Irish sided with Napoleon. They’ve got a sad track record.

SoCA Conservative Mom | March 8, 2014 at 12:07 pm

“Get the f–k off our campus?” A bit presumptuous, or perhaps when it takes 10 years to get a degree it starts to feel like you own the place.

St. Patrick would definitely have a different view.

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