PAISLEY'S COMMENTS 'PSYCHOPATHIC'
Following an IRA operation targeting British forces in Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh, Ian Óg Paisley called for Republicans to be murdered on sight to prevent the growth of the Republican Movement. A spokesman for Republican Sinn Féin said that this was wishful thinking on the part of Mr. Paisley.
“Ian Óg Paisley's psychopathic outburst amounted to incitement to murder Republicans. Of course the British Crown Forces already have a long history of murdering Republicans on sight, but there was always continuity in resistance to British rule. The British forces of occupation have no right to be in Ireland, let alone to employ the use of lethal force on Irish soil or against Irish citizens resisting their presence,” said Richard Walsh, Director of Publicity for Republican Sinn Féin.
“Whether Mr. Paisley likes it or not, the Republican Movement is growing and will continue to grow. Attacks such as the one in Lisnaskea can be ended through a complete British withdrawal from Ireland.”