Sickening Refugee Graffiti – Coleraine

McAuley Multimedia 20th September 2015...Graffiti on the wall at the Salvation community church on Ballycastle road in Coleraine .It appeared at the weakend saying 'No refugees welcome' a clear message for refugees that may be located in Coleraine.PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULITMEDIA

20th September 2015…Graffiti on the wall at the Salvation community church on Ballycastle road in Coleraine .It appeared at the weakend saying ‘No refugees welcome’ a clear message for refugees that may be located in Coleraine.PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULITMEDIA

On the same morning another lorry load of aid leaves Ballycastle and the Glens for Calais, Greece and beyond to support fellow human beings in plight, those who would join in the fight for humanity had to endure a racist attack on their church premises in Coleraine

Refugees making their way across Europe from Syria, escaping the West’s brutal intervention in the internal affairs of another Nation State, are the upwardly mobile, third level educated, young, articulate, intelligent and like anyone in a similar situation, are desperate to survive.

On the other hand, those who placed graffiti on the walls of the Salvation Army centre on the Ballycastle Road, Coleraine, are a lot further down the evolutionary tree. They have a supremacist ideology carved from generations of anti-catholic sectarianism. It is no surprise to see a mural to UDA TEENAGER William Campbell shadowing the latest Racist graffiti along the banks of the Bann. 19 year old Campbell blew himself up while in the process of attempting to kill catholics in the Coleraine area.

The UDA, who sponsored the placing of the disgusting graffiti on the Church property, enjoyed links to like minded far right groups including COMBAT 18, the National Front and more recently, Britain First. 

Coleraine has had a chapter of the National Front since the 70’s. It has been allowed to grow and flourish among the poorly educated, loyalist communities that senior Unionist politicians court for votes. It is that link that allows much of the hate to be airbrushed and is the chief reason why the Loyalist tail can be seen wagging the Unionist dog.

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Club Will Continue to go from ‘strength to strength’

McQuillans GAC

McQuillans GAC

A councillor in Ballycastle has said a club that was vandalised with sectarian graffiti will continue to go from strength to strength as he emphasised the positive aspect of being a Gael.

Independent Councillor Padraig McShane who sits on the development committee of the McQuillans GAC in Ballycastle said;
 “The club has gone from strength to strength in the last number of years. The modern facilities have been promoted to the number one county ground as Casement Park undergoes redevelopment. Gaels locally are proud the venue played host to County league and Championship fixtures in the last few months when the hurlers of Cork, Offaly and Wexford all paid a visit. image (2)
“McQuillans have a zero tolerance to racism or sectarianism. Members are drawn from all backgrounds. A team of volunteers will gather and remove the damage this evening because the club has a magnificent place within the community.”

Ruairi Og’s Clubrooms Attacked

An Independent Councillor in Moyle has claimed that sectarian graffiti dubbed on the walls of a local GAA Club was an attack on the entire community.

Councillor Padraig Mc Shane was speaking after it had been revealed that the Ruairi Og Club in Cushendall had been attacked at the weekend.

The Councillor who continues at every opportunity  to champion the GAA in Moyle Council said,

“Cushendall is a model village that simply does not do sectarianism. It has no history of it and it is no surprise that the local community removed every trace within hours of its discovery.

“The local Club is at the heart of the village and plays no small part in the enhancement of cross-community relations. This reason alone would have singled it out for targeting in the eyes of the moronic individuals who carried out the attack.

Councillor Mc Shane added,

“The site of the K.A.T. acronym for Kill All Taigs and UDA graffiti on the Ruairi Og’s clubrooms is a nauseating site to GAA fans everywhere. The GAA prides itself in its policy of not excluding members or participants on the grounds of gender, race, class, sexuality, disability or religion. Attacks like this won’t change that fact.