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NI pastor causes outrage after telling BLM protestors to 'go back home' on boats

by Premier Journalist

Northern Irish pastor, Barrie Halliday has caused uproar after launching into a tirade against anti-racism protestors in Northern Ireland. Speaking from the sanctuary of his church, Halliday, a staunch loyalist, made a series of offensive remarks about those he deemed to be unwelcome in the country.

He said:

"I am not a racist. I am fair, but I expect you to play fair. I expect you to put your best into the country, to realise we are a Christian country. We are a white civilisation. That's who we are. You want us to be embarrassed by it. You want us to change our life.

"Would you like us to paint our faces? Would that make you happy? Would you like us to carve the trees down, carve them up and worship them?"

Halliday said that "you may have been brought here 300 years ago, under duress or against your will," but that there were "boats sitting there empty at the minute doing nothing.. you are welcome to get on them and go back home if you think we're so bad." 

The video has since been removed from Facebook for breaching community standards. 

Pastor Halliday is a well-known figure in the loyalist community, having been a former member of the Ulster Defence Regiment, a candidate for the Traditional Unionist Voice party, and a longtime associate of the late loyalist activist Willie Frazier. 

In a BBC spotlight documentary series that aired last year, it was alleged that Frazier had been involved in supplying weapons to the loyalist paramilitary group 'Ulster Resistance,' which were then used in a number of sectarian killings. 



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