That hunger strike took place during the same period raid in Westmeath referred to below took place:
''For example, in 1916 their was a battle in County Westmeath and the Republicans who fought in that battle went on to fight in the Tan war and then on the Anti-Treaty Republican side in the civil war.. Believe it or not, 78 years later, in 1994, the grand children of that family were targeted for a raid by what were then called the Free Staters.. Although in fairness, a lot of them were perhaps ignorant about the history which lay behind all of that.. Dozens of armed forces took part in that raid, which lasted for several days, but the only items that were seized were Republican literature.. It was the mere idea of Republicanism which they feared more than anything else..''
Where was the outrage? If he was on hunger strike his health would have been affected the same way as the health of the Irish Republican hunger striker I'm referring to was affected. To my mind people like Halawa and the water warrior David Byrne are píssing all over Republicans like that and people like May Zambra, who also died from ill-health caused by hunger striking, and there is no getting away from the fact that so-called Republican leaders made these people what they are.
'Halawa appeared coached, always ready to give his spiel as soon as Tubs asked a particular question.
There is no way that the son of (what the Americans believe) of the head of the Muslim Brotherhood in Ireland, if not Europe, happened to come across a Muslim Brotherhood protest while he was at the cinema. That was definitely organised prior.
Tubs should have brought up Daddy and went for the jugular.'
The fact that he didn't ask the hard questions leaves a huge question mark over Tubs. Anybody who says there is not a marked contrast between Halawas accent when he was in Egpyt, and his accent on the Late Late show is a either a liar or they are stone deaf!
The report below was deleted from the Journal today. I wonder why.
Ibrahim Halawa: 'I received a death threat in the mail'
14:37 | 15 november 2017 | Source: Journal.ie
IBRAHIM HALAWA TOLD a group of students last night that he had received a death threat in the post in recent weeks, and that his mother was constantly worried about him.
The 21-year-old, who returned to Ireland last month after being released from prison in Egypt, addressed an event held as part of DCU’s Mental Health Week.
Speaking of his mental health struggles during his time in prison, he said he felt at times he was “losing it” and that he turned to writing as it was “one of the only things that helped me”.
He urged students to reach out if they were struggling with their mental health and to “seek help if you need it”.
Regarding threats to this safety since his return to Dublin, he said: I received a death threat in the mail. Mom was super worried sick about me.
His mother would encourage him to call the guards each day before he left the house, he said.
He said his mother was so concerned about the threats that she declined to accompany him to his talk in DCU.
During his talk, which was organised by DCU’s Mental Health Society and the students’ union, Halawa said he needed psychological help in prison, but, because there was no psychologist, he eventually opened up to a fellow prisoner instead, only to be betrayed.
The prisoner, who he regarded as a friend, sold his secrets to the prison guards for extra food, Halawa said.
He said he had found it difficult to adjust to life outside prison, struggled to sleep, and still lived in fear that guards were waiting outside his bedroom door every morning.
Halawa returning to Ireland Halawa said he was keen to make the most of his prison experience and use it to help others struggling in society, especially prisoners and the homeless.
The Dubliner was arrested during a protest in Egypt in 2013 in support of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Mohamed Morsi who had been ousted from power in a military coup.
The hearing of Halawa’s case was delayed 28 times before his legal team finally had a chance to defend him in court in early August.
He was acquitted of all charges in September and returned home late last month.
In a Late Late Show interview, Halawa was asked to address some of the claims made against him during his years in captivity, and told Ryan Tubridy that he did not rip up his Irish passport while in Egypt and that he does not support the Muslim Brotherhood.
Halawa also described the harrowing conditions he endured while at prison, and how disheartened he had been at the numerous postponements to his trial.