The letter has been widely distributed in the Irish community in America. I got mine today.

It came from the National Alliance, a notorious Nazi hate group with an address in Hillsboro, West Virginia.

Spilling out of the envelope was a picture of the Blessed Virgin, a plea to stop America turning into a Third World slum of "non-Whites," and a leaflet calling on me to support the Real IRA and the 32 County Sovereignty Movement, often referred to as the political wing of the Real IRA.

That the contents of one envelope could contain hateful propaganda from both the Real IRA and the National Alliance raises the startling possibility that these evil groups are now marching in lock-step.

The Real IRA claimed responsibility for the recent killing of two British soldiers in Northern Ireland, as well as wounding several others including a Polish born pizza delivery worker.

There is also a quote from dead IRA hunger-striker Bobby Sands on the leaflet, and a photograph of a man armed with an armalite rifle ready to shoot. The words “RIRA#1” are written under the Sands quote.

The 32 County Sovereignty movement Web site address is also given under the Real IRA slogan.

On the back of the Virgin Mary portrait is a Prayer of Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and a brief line: “” That is the website of a neo-Nazi magazine and video and record label.

The letter is the work of people in the National Alliance, described by the Anti-Defamation League as, until recently, “the largest and most active Neo Nazi organization in America.” That is quite a claim, given that there are a documented 962 neo-Nazi groups in America at present.

The Real IRA was created after a split with Sinn Fein over the Northern Ireland peace process in 1997. They carried out the infamous Omagh bombing in 1998 where 30 innocent civilians were killed.

The National Alliance sticker I received stated “National Non-Whites are turning America into a Third World slum. Let’s send them home now!"

On their Web site their latest video intro states:
“Even if White culture is transmitted to future non-White populations, the racial stock capable of building on it will no longer exist. White culture will probably not be transmitted, but if it is, such a transmission is casting pearls before swine.”

Seems to me like the Real IRA should be looking hard at themselves, as should the 32 County Sovereignty Movement. With friends like these Nazis, perhaps they ought to start looking for the swastika within.