Unionists Say SF Is Rewriting History over Riots; DUP Deputy Leader Claims Republicans Want to Be Portrayed as Victims

The News Letter (Belfast, Northern Ireland), June 11, 2002 | Go to article overview

Unionists Say SF Is Rewriting History over Riots; DUP Deputy Leader Claims Republicans Want to Be Portrayed as Victims


Byline: STEPHEN DEMPSTER

SINN Fein was last night accused of trying to rewrite history and again portray republicans as victims, after Gerry Adams told Tony Blair the IRA was not involved in orchestrating violence in Belfast.

The Sinn Fein president, accompanied by colleague Martin McGuinness, went to Downing Street to argue that recent trouble in east Belfast was rooted in problems within the unionist community.

''This is the crisis within unionism manifesting itself in sectarian attacks on vulnerable nationalist communities,'' he claimed.

But the DUP angrily responded that republicans were trying to deceive people and create an image of republicans under siege, as they had been doing since the Troubles began in 1969.

''Their claims are entirely contrary to the factual position,'' said DUP deputy leader Peter Robinson.

''This revisionism smacks of a blatant attempt to re-write history.''

Noting that a senior PSNI officer had said the IRA was involved in trouble in east Belfast, Mr Robinson said he would be seeking a meeting with Mr Blair to expose the Sinn Fein deception.

His colleague, DUP MLA Sammy Wilson, released a statement listing incidents which, he claimed, had been twisted and lied about in the media by republicans, in relation to trouble in east Belfast.

He added: ''Sinn Fein/IRA always need to create a siege mentality. Part of their desperation is that more and more Roman Catholics are joining the police and thus they have sought to create a conflict in order to retain support for themselves.''

But emerging from Downing Street after nearly 70 minutes of talks, Mr Adams said there was nothing to suggest that the IRA had orchestrated the violence.

He also claimed there were areas in which the British Government had to do more for the peace process. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items

Items saved from this article

This article has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this article

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited article

Unionists Say SF Is Rewriting History over Riots; DUP Deputy Leader Claims Republicans Want to Be Portrayed as Victims
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.