The Manchester bombing has been condemned as “a vile atrocity” by the Galway Alliance Against War, but it added that the terrorist incident will generate more coverage than similar attacks in the Middle East, by virtue of it happening in the West.
In a statement, the Galway peace group said: “Such atrocities are a daily occurrence in the Middle East, Central Asia, and Africa: from Afghanistan to Yemen, from Libya to South Sudan to Somalia. These atrocities are courtesy of imperialism and its proxies in the region. These facts receive minimum, if any, coverage.”
The GAAW also accused An Taoiseach Enda Kenny of “blatant hypocrisy”, for his statements on the bombing, while still allowing Shannon Airport and Irish airspace to be “used to continue the death and destruction in these far off lands that inevitably lead to atrocities closer to home”.