Brussels attack is an atrocity but the Rising is celebrated

Blown out windows at Zaventem Airport in Brussels, Belgium, after coordinated bomb attacks on the airport and the Metro system brought terror to the Belgian capital. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Blown out windows at Zaventem Airport in Brussels, Belgium, after coordinated bomb attacks on the airport and the Metro system brought terror to the Belgian capital. Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

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The Brussels bombing is a murderous attempt by Isis to establish an Islamic state.

It is not a re-enactment of the Easter Rising, but the timing of the coincidence is uncanny.

One is an atrocity; the other considered a cause for celebration.

There are still those who believe that murder is the only means of achieving their political goal.

The cheering and applause in Maghaberry prison over the bomb that killed a prison officer (Adrian Ismay), is a reminder that remnants of Ireland`s turbulent past persist.

Liam Blair, Co Down