The Inquisitr is an Israeli-American news aggregation website (or more honestly, a user-submitted group blog) and based on a recent feature article by The Atlantic examining the aims of ISIS/ISIL, which includes an entirely delusional reference to the 1969-2005 “Catholic” insurgency of the (Provisional) Irish Republican Army and its apparent war to reunite the “Catholic brethren” of Ireland , we have a report which offers us more of the same:
“Take the IRA. It was previously argued that the IRA and Isis are comparable, because both are religious organisations. However, the IRA had a clear political goal — the ejection of the British from Northern Ireland. The organisation fanned feelings of Catholic nationalism insofar as it aided them in achieving this, and the violence they committed was committed with the aim of achieving one, tangible outcome.
So while both used religious fervor to fan enthusiasm and gain supporters, the IRA had modest aims compared to the juggernaut that is ISIS.”
Which leaves me wondering. Are there any real journalists left anywhere in the world? Or has the fucking internet killed them all?
(Yes, I am aware of the irony here.)