Paul Travers, the brother of young Mary murdered by the IRA gang that included Mary McArdle now in high office care of Sinn Fein at Stormont, has this to say in the press;
We were brought up in a Christian environment. Family was everything. We were taught to love our neighbours, as ourselves. This meant cherishing the lives of others and respecting their right to express themselves and go about their own business.
Only God had the right to take a life. God had no time for the Armalite and the ballot box. In any event, the concept didn’t make sense. Pope John Paul II had told us, on his bended knees, that murder was murder. It was profoundly effecting on me when a family friend from Sandy Row presented us with a plate commemorating the Pope’s visit.
The “peace-makers” within the IRA and Sinn Fein never saw it this way. In their world it was right to carry out cowardly murders against defenseless people.
It became more and more apparent as I grew up, that they believed one rule should apply to them and another for the rest of us. Their cold-hearted callousness horrified me. The Kingsmill massacre, if undertaken in Bosnia or Libya would surely rank as a crime against humanity.
When my dad accepted appointment as a Resident Magistrate in 1979, he had to stop attending his beloved Thursday night novena at the Clonard Monastery on the Falls Road. I noted later that Gerry Adams mentioned how much he, himself, liked to attend.
Make sure you read all Paul has to say, it is so terribly moving. It was a terrible crime that the IRA committed when they killed his sister Mary and yet, unbelievably, those behind it have been rewarded. In Murder Inc sadly that is how it works. As Paul Travers says, there are no murals dedicated to his sister, unlike the many to the TERRORIST scum that carried out these atrocities. We live in a fallen world and some of the lowest are now elevated to the highest parts of our society. We will reap what we sow.