Ausubo Press Responds to Death Threats Against Anthony McIntyre

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Ausubo Press, the publishing company that compiled the best essays and articles of Irish author and political commentator Dr. Anthony McIntyre in a book called Good Friday: The Death of Irish Republicanism, is monitoring the escalating pattern of harassment suffered by McIntyre due primarily to his incriminating research on Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams.

Author, Dr. Anthony McIntyre

Hughes claimed that Gerry Adams directed the IRA to abduct and murder Jean McConville, an alleged informer.

Ausubo Press, the publishing company that compiled the best essays and articles of Irish author and political commentator Dr. Anthony McIntyre in a book called Good Friday: The Death of Irish Republicanism, is monitoring the escalating pattern of harassment suffered by McIntyre due primarily to his incriminating research on Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams.

When Dr. McIntyre was writing for The Blanket, his home was searched by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (formerly known as the Royal Ulster Constabulary) and his computers were confiscated. While walking home a man jumped out of a car and attacked the author. On another occasion his pregnant wife was harassed by protesters picketing his home while Mrs. McIntyre was alone.

Ausubo Press publisher, Aoife Rivera Serrano, is outraged by the Provisional republicans who have now threatened McIntyre's life. An IRA veteran who spent 18 years as a prisoner in Long Kesh Prison, McIntyre indicated the threats included death by stabbing or by a hit and run driver.

"The current threats are provoked by the recent publication of Ed Moloney's book, Voices from the Grave, for which Dr. McIntyre conducted research by interviewing other political prisoners," she said.

At the end of March, right after The Sunday Times (of Ireland) published excerpts from Moloney's book, "feces were posted through the letter box and hallway of McIntyre's neighbor's home and smeared on the porch as well."

Rivera Serrano explained, "It was a case of mistaken identity or a case of trying to make McIntyre's neighbors uncomfortable with his presence in the neighborhood."

What escalated the enmity between McIntyre and his detractors? According to Rivera Serrano, Voices from the Grave includes indicting interviews with the late Brendan Hughes, an IRA officer whose integrity is beyond reproach. "Hughes claimed that Gerry Adams directed the IRA to abduct and murder Jean McConville, an alleged informer." Hughes also said that Adams planned the Bloody Friday bombing campaign.

Ed Moloney who wrote the narrative accompanying McIntyre's interviews for Voices From the Grave has made it clear that he knows the identities of those threatening his colleague. "I will spare no effort in exposing those responsible," Moloney warned at the book's launch in Belfast's Linen Hall Library on the 15th of April.

Gerry Adams, who now even denies ever being a member of the IRA, also denies these allegations by the late Brendan Hughes.

Aoife Rivera Serrano added that "even the YouTube videos of the Good Friday book launch at Linen Hall in November of 2008 were summarily removed from the YouTube web site" after several weeks. "Who has the power to do that?" she asked. "In whose best interest would such an action be taken?"

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