Aftermath of terror attacks : parallels between Muslim and Irish communities in Britain

Jun 26, 2017, 03:30 PM

In light of talk of Islamophobia in the aftermath of Islamic terrorist attacks and the motives behind the Finsbury Park attack, where 47 year old Darren Osborne from East Cardiff drove a van into a group of Muslim worshippers near a Mosque in North London, we look back to the experiences of the Irish in Britain during the time of the Troubles.

Did they experience similar hostility in retaliation to Irish Republican terror attacks? Ty Galvin of Brighton Irish joins us in studio to discuss and we find out about some of the experiences members of the Irish community in Britain had at the time.

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