This man

thinks that all of these attacks were the work of heroes.

While I understand the idea that one man’s terrorist could be another ones freedom fighter; these statements were the work of a MP in the British Government.
To Mr. McDonnell, I hope the families of the victims of every single IRA attack haunt you for those words for the rest of your life. While both sides were just as guilty in the war over Northern Ireland, I don’t seem to remember British troops bombing Belfast parks.
The funny thing is Mr. McDonnell opposed the Iraq war. A war which has liberated millions of people. Wasn’t the war in Ireland about “freeing” the people in Northern Ireland from the “oppresive” British rule? And just where does the line between condemn/condone exist with him.
Of course, all of this is just happening in Britain. Nothing like this would ever happen over here, right?