25.3.08

Anti-War protesters interrupt Easter Mass

I can not understand the complexities of the American mind. So for all those who read this blog and at the cost of some readers let me say once and for all I am squarely amongst those who wish to prosecute the war on terror. Islam is not a religion of peace. Having said that I will continue and say that I do not believe it has been prosecuted correctly for the last 5 years. No matter what the politicians of the liberal faction say it will not be over the day that he or she is sworn in. So lets just get that out of the way right now. I believe that there are people who do not wish the United States to be at war, and that they find war terrible. Most of those are in the military. I know this because that was my profession for most of my life. ...And there are people who want the United States out of the war because it is a power trip. They life in the glory days of the Vietnam War protest days. These people just want to protest. The people I am writing about here are numbered among those. These are radicals who are foolish. They play into te hands of the enemy. This enemy, were it in control would be cuttng off the heads of those who are now protesting. These protesters disrupt life and make enemies of those who might be won to their side by their foolish actions.

Sunday, Easter, a group of protesters disrupted Mass on the most important feast of the Catholic calendar.

Six people were arrested at Holy Name parish’s auditorium Sunday after disrupting an Easter mass to protest the Iraq war.

The group—whose female and male members identified themselves as Catholic Schoolgirls Against the War—stood up at the beginning of Cardinal Francis George’s homily and shouted their opposition to the conflict, which marked its fifth anniversary last week. As security guards and ushers tried to remove them from the service, the demonstrators squirted fake blood on themselves and parishioners dressed in their Easter finery.

The red substance, which one protester later described as “stage blood,” initially drew gasps and a few terrified yelps from the 600 worshipers at the mass. The shock, however, quickly transformed into anger as people booed the six while they were escorted from the parish auditorium.

The protesters were all charged with felony criminal damage to property and two counts of simple battery for squirting the blood around the auditorium and onto worshipers’ clothes, authorities said. Chicago police identified the six arrested as Donte D. Smith, 18; Ephran Ramirez Jr., 22; Ryane Ziemba, 25; Mercedes Phinaih, 18; Regan Maher, 25; and Angela Haban, 20.


A video may be seen here...

I wanted to publish this yesterday, I am sorry this is late.

de Brantigny

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