Belfast Telegraph

UK Website Of The Year

Home Opinion Letters

Why pander to terrorists with H-Block plan?

Published 28/02/2012

While the Executive is spending over £18m for a conflict resolution centre to complement the retention of the H-Blocks at the Maze, it's interesting to note what's happening in Pakistan.

Pakistan has demolished the compound where US forces killed Osama Bin Laden in the north-western city of Abbottabad. They recognised that the building would have the potential to be turned into a shrine by unrepentant al-Qaeda supporters.

It's somewhat ironic that the DUP - working with Sinn Fein - are retaining the very H-Blocks where the IRA initiated a mass escape, where Billy Wright was murdered and where 10 republican hunger strikers died.

At best, this is a sop to terrorism, but realistically it's a shrine to terrorists no matter what way it's dressed up.


Lisburn, Co Antrim

To email your letter to the Editor click here

Your Comments

COMMENT RULES: Comments that are judged to be defamatory, abusive or in bad taste are not acceptable and contributors who consistently fall below certain criteria will be permanently blacklisted. The moderator will not enter into debate with individual contributors and the moderator’s decision is final. It is Belfast Telegraph policy to close comments on court cases, tribunals and active legal investigations. We may also close comments on articles which are being targeted for abuse. Problems with commenting?

Read More

From Belfast Telegraph