26/March/1990 The planned invasion of England by anti-abortionists goes '-boink-' Fredric

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26/March/1990 The planned invasion of England by anti-abortionists goes "-boink-" Fredric Rice, Utrecht, Nederland, reporting. -=- BBC News Radio's "World News Tonight" carried the odd bits and pieces of international and domestic terrorism today with special attention -- with a heavy dose of rather unusual outright, vocalized, anger -- to the domestic terrorism occuring right in their own back yard. After a long-series, though thankfully sparse, string of related terrorists incidents, Englanders today burried the victims of the Irish Republican Partie's political expedience: the murder of three and four-year-old children. The talks of a unification between Northern and Southern Ireland were of great debate and importance to the British prior to this latest incident and yet some Londoners interviewed today expressed more of a desire for bloody revenge than for talk and accomidationism with these terrorists. As one Londoner put it, "we are getting very tired of it very quickly." The BBC news commentator underscored that comment with the expression of this being the feeling as a whole nationally; the IRA was only making the unification of Ireland and the outcasting of British Law from Irish soil that much more difficult, driving any politically-aligned viewpoints which may have been held by some into the political camps of the opposistion. "These people, by their acts, defeat their own goals," was a woman-in-the-street comment made today. Perhaps six or seven items of international terrorism were enumerated by the BBC. The last item offered in this short list of terrorists acts and demands currently in progress around the world was the planned so-called "invasion" by anti-abortionists from America -- groups calling themselves "international life" and "opperation rescue" among others -- into British cities. These groups have plans and schedules wereupon they plan to block sidewalks, businesses, and streets in England; basically bringing the American brand of domestic terrorism to a country already beset with and tired of such groups. Add to that the faintly annoying (though totally Christian) final act of defiance to good taste: they plan to pander monies from the English to help finance their terrorists activities once here. BBC interviewed Ivan Lawerns, House of Commons for Home Affairs, about allowing these American terrorists into the country -- for a purpose which can only be considered one of fomenting violations of both human and civil rights for political and economic reasons. Lawerns made no great ambiguous comment about what he knew of these American groups and certain individuals within them. He called these individuals "far right fascism on the march" and underscored his review of these groups as "political rabble-rowsers." Lawerns was asked if the Home Secretary would allow them entry into England or if they would be denied entry outright. Lawerns said that the histories of each individual would be reviewed and if there were a history of "havoc and violence," either as individuals or as a group, they would be denied visitation rights and entry. "If we find that where every they have gone before, havoc and violence has ensued," that will be reason enough to keep them out. The BBC newsman pressed the issue by asking what would constitute "havoc" and the spokesman for the House of Commons, Home Affairs, indicated that the blocking of businesses by foreign nationals would be looked upon as much as terrorism. Once again, BBC pressed the issue wanting to know if these people would be denied entry -- wanting, in effect, a decision from Lawerns which could not be mistaken by anyone listening. BBC asked if a history of unlawfullness and havoc would deny entry or if only the mere _possibility_ of same would be grounds for denial of entry. Once again, Lawerns indicated that such groups have already caused a great many problems in America and that the Home Secretary would undoubtably deny entry by these groups _as_ groups. Lawerns and the BBS newsman agreed that "dissenting opinions" must be allowed to be expressed within the boundaries of the law and that to deny the right of peacefull expression would be contrary to the type of democratic process the current political realities are yet they agreed that to allow some to be beyond the law is to invite anarchy. Lawerns also mentioned that the anti-abortionists in England had no need for what he called the "meddleing and bumbleing" of foreign agents in British affairs. He suggests that anti-abortionists in England should properly take "in outrage" the "presumption" of the American terrorists. BBC also aired the comments from an un-named charasmatic cult leader for the American terrorist organization known as "international life." He said that his followers would "do everything they have to" to keep the "abortionist and their 'victims'" apart. (Englanders are also well aquainted with groups which do "everything they have to" to further their political agendas.) He claimed that he had a "higher duty" to humanity and that it didn't include obeying the laws of whatever country he and his followers operated in. -=- What do some citizens of Nederland think of these American terrorists groups? This reporter asked several individuals over a round of drinks at a lake-side resort (The Hotel Baron) last evening. "They are crazy, yes." remarked the hardware engineer among us, voicing a general consensus of what they see of American news television. "These people. They would shoot one hundred [people] to stop one abortion." -=- As an additional item of note, pop rock star Sinead, known for her political songs and causes, sang a song of protest to a crowd of twenty thousand fans. The music review was offered in protest for the murder of two children last week by the IRA.


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