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14 March 2007: Raymond McCord & Fr Mc Manus outside the White House

Father Sean Mc Manus, President, Irish National Caucus • 17 March 2007

CAPITOL HILL, ST. PATRICK'S DAY, 2007 — The Raymond Mc Cord case is going to become the Protestant version of the Pat Finucane case.

That is what the President of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus, Fr. Sean Mc Manus, has told Chief Constable Hugh Orde.

With Mc Cord's father, Raymond, Sr., standing by his side, Fr. Mc Manus told the Chief Constable in Washington that the Mc Cord case was resonating powerfully in the Congress and the White House because of the power of its narrative, and the impact of the O'Loan Report — and that it was not going to go away.

"For over 30 years," Fr. Mc Manus explained, "Members of Congress have heard me go on and on about collusion — about how the British security forces and the Northern Ireland police cooperated with Protestant death squads to assassinate Catholics. What is dramatically different now is that the Mc Cords are a Protestant family — a loyal Ulster family, proud of their British heritage. And when people see Mc Cord's father, Raymond Sr., walk the halls of Congress and the White House with a Catholic priest like myself, it makes a powerfully compelling statement."

(Paul Mc Illwaine, father of David murdered in 2000, is also Protestant and he too was in Washington lobbying).

Fr. Mc Manus went on to say, "Just as Irish-Americans have stood in solidarity with the Finucanes, we will stand with the Mc Cords, and we will not let any case of collusion slip through the cracks. Both the Finucanes and the Mc Cords are the first to emphasize that their cases are merely the tip of the iceberg and both want all the other cases give due attention, as do we."





































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Other Articles From This Issue:

How I Almost Got My Ass Kicked at the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Lived to Tell About It
David Kruidenier

The Protestant 'Pat Finucane'
Father Sean Mc Manus, President, Irish National Caucus

Green Party Declines White House Invitation
Green Party Press Release

Assembly Needs an Opposition
David Adams

Belfast Hot Air
Anthony McIntyre

Citizen Tom
Dr John Coulter

A History of Nationalism in Ireland
Liam O Ruairc

Review of Challenging the New Orientalism
Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

Two Sides of a Coin
Dr John Coulter

Anthony McIntyre

Sinn Fein Batmen
Brian Mór

Launch of
Colm Mistéil

Reject the 'New' RUC
Republican Socialist Youth Movement

32 County Sovereignty Movement: Water Charges Are Illegal
Kevin Murphy

The National Irish Freedom Committee on Gerry McGeough
National Irish Freedom Committee

NIFC Free Form Video Discusses Elections, Abstentionism
Saerbhreathach Mac Toirdealbhaigh

America's 'Global War On Terrorism'
M. Shahid Alam

Iñaki de Juana Chaos
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Statements on the Arrest of Gerry McGeough

Campaign for Noel Maguire
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Paisleyites & Peelers
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Equating Spectacle at Stormont with United Irishmen is Perverse
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Nothing But the Truth
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Snapshot, 1993: Voters' Rights, MI5 Wrongs
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Broad Church for Unionism
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The Man Without the Mask
Anthony McIntyre

The New Boyne Harriers
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UUP Possibilities
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Blinkered Vision
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Damned by Debt Relief
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