25 thoughts on “De Tuesday Papers

      1. mildred st. meadowlark

        Seems more worthy of the Sun, or possibly my old friend, the Express, if you ask me. A bit sensationalist for the Examiner, no?

        1. Topsy

          Slaughter on the streets of Manchester & London & you call the Examiner sensationalist. Tell that to the relatives of the 14year old girl buried yesterday on the island of Barra. Then perhaps you find it hard to condemn such atrocities – just wondering!

          1. mildred st. meadowlark

            No.

            Reread what I wrote. I said the headline strikes me as sensationalist, and really, the Examiner are better than that, as a paper. However, that’s their editorial call, not mine, and it doesn’t for a minute mean I am not disgusted and horrified by the events in Manchester and London.

            I really am sorry if it read like that to you.

        2. Egg

          Mildred’s comment is quite typical of many who seem to think putting their head in the sand and singing Oasis songs is the way to fight a deadly serious problem within Islam. Estimates are that there are roughly 20,000 radicals in the UK, this needs to be properly discussed and debated and by all as it’s not going away

          1. mildred st. meadowlark

            No disputing that it needs to be addressed, Egg. Call me naive, if you will, but I suppose I’m just of the mind that the kind of headlines and treatment in the media of these kinds of attacks doesn’t help with the discussion, and only increases the divide.

            It’s such a complex and fraught issue that there seems to be no easy way to resolve it.

          2. Junkface

            I think Mildred meant that the Examiner headline “Faces of Hate”, sets up people to demonize Muslims, subconciously even. “Look at their faces, stay away from people like this!”
            They are faces of men, of North African decent or Pakistan. It does not mean that the other millions of men from these places have hate of the West inside them, and want to kill everyone.
            Its kind of the start of a slippery slope in society.
            Did they do this with the faces of IRA men involved in bombings in the 70’s? I must check up to see.

          3. scottser

            you do know that the purpose of these attacks is to provoke outrage and destabilise society, don’t you? the knee-jerk reaction of ’round em up and flog em’ is actually what they want to achieve.

    1. Twunt

      blaming the internet is about as useful as blaming the guns and knives that were used. Sure it played a role, but billions of people have access to guns, knives the internet and more, yet they don’t go on murder rampages.

      1. Diddy

        Not true. It’s a lot harder to convince an Isis recruit with a sweet talking collect call from alleppo. The internet and the dissemination of nasty Islamic propaganda arohnd the globe is a factir

        1. martco

          I don’t pretend to understand what’s going on here really – I’m suspicious of religion generally whether it be Catholicism, Islam, Jedi whatever..to me it’s all pure jackanory boll___s at best, agenda driven at worst but each to their own – I am trying tho.

          As regards Islam and arguments about the Internet knives etc, from what I can make out the ideology afoot here isn’t Islam atall but a specific makeyuppy thing called Wahhabism.

          I was listening to one of the main Irish based priests on the radio earlier, Al-Qadri, he had a warning that making obvious monitoring and blocking attempts will just drive them more underground, that these Wahhabi lads will instead just switchover to preaching to more young people rather than attempt to carry out acts themselves directly. He said there should be work going on inside the mosques to counter-educate….the thing I don’t understand is why aren’t they doing this already? Why is this Wahhabism not being crushed out of existence amongst the Islamic community already? Isn’t that as plain as day ffs. I try to be as openminded as I can but this aspect really looks unconvincing to me.

          1. Egg

            Al quadri seems to be the only one in Ireland airing his outrage at this as he’s done before. The Muslim brotherhood bases on SCR and Clonskeagh are deafly silent as per

  1. Zuppy International

    Leo the phony Taoiseqach now wants to fight a phony war against phony terrorists, just like his phony war on “welfare cheats”. It’s all just a pissing competition with him isn’t it?

    Whose patsy is he?

  2. Henry Woods

    There is only one good thing about Tuesday.
    And that is, it’s not Monday.

    Hope you’se are well.

  3. Bertie "the inexplicable pleasure" Blenkinsop

    Love the photo on the front of Irish World –
    fleeing for his life but still holding on to his pint, that’s a man who has
    his priorities sorted.

  4. Gabby

    The Examiner buries the issue of overcharging in the retail trade to a small item at the bottom of the front page: “Grocery prices ‘should be falling faster'”. Consumers of groceries and petrol around Ireland are aware that due to the British pound falling so low after the Brexit vote, the import costs of food and petrol have fallen considerably, but the money saved by importers has not been adequately passed on to Irish consumers.

  5. tommy d

    Re Daily Star:I didnt let him walk the streets ye did,and the reason-because ye were too busy concentrating on Danny Dyer and the weather.

  6. gerry

    He slipped under the Garda radar by committing his crimes in another country when he no longer lived here.

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