Irish comic's letter to ISIS: 'What's the craic lads?'
AN Irish comedian has penned an open letter to Isis, asking the terror group why his country has been added to its list of enemies.
Since being published on Thursday, Finchie Cova's message has been shared more than 20,000 times on Facebook.
In the letter, Cova tells Isis that Ireland doesn't really want any trouble and offers the group a list of tips in case it does decide to attack, including that if any pubs are harmed his country will view it as an "act of war".
Here's the full text:
So after the past few weeks of sh--e that's been floating around on Facebook iv tried to stay out of it. But I can't, not anymore. Finchie needs to speak.
MY OPEN LETTER TO ISIS
What's the craic lads! I don't think we have officially met. Finchie here from Ireland, we are that non aggravating, laid back post English island to the west of the bulls--t.
So how's yourself? Been busy I hope. I see from the shallow media outlets and "copy paste" fear posting on social media that ye have been up to your neck in it the past few months. Good for you!
Sorry to be bothering ye boys while ye are busy planning the world's biggest burning man festival in the name of Alan, (or what ever he's called) but something has come to our attention to past few days that we need to have a quick "chat" about it.
What's this I hear about ye adding us to a list of countries called "The Global Coalition" in some mad 80's themed propaganda video? Ah lads come on will ya, shtep down from 3 legged horse now for a second and rewind the cassette cuz I think ye got it wrong.
First of all, lads were only here for the craic! We have been through too much sh--e hawking over the past couple of thousand years to be goin all "rouge and s--t" and joining in fights we clearly don't want to be part of.
It's like when a fisht fight breaks out in primary school between Vince and Iano Kelly. Most of us just watch, shout a bit and kick a bin to make noise or whatever, but we don't bother getting involved (well Vince is English so any sly opportunity for a shneaky kick to the shins and were all over it) we couldn't be arsed with the hole thing, we're simply too laid back.
Now keeping that in mind let me let you in on a few tips if you do decide to come over here and piss in our cornflakes.
Don't judge us on the actions of the lads across the pond. We don't like that craic.
I get that ye have yer fight an all, but dont drag us into it, we don't give a left bollock for Alan and what he tells ye to do.
Sharon's law, (or whatever it is) won't work here. I know a Sharon, and she's a c--t. We don't like her either.
Don't bomb our s--t. We just finished building it back after breaking free from the very enemy you also have on your hit list. (if you want tho you can destroy leitrim, absolute sh--ehole lads I'm not joking)
We have more than one army. 1 official army (actually went training in north cork recently to prepare for your arrival. And yes north cork is exactly like Damascus, especially fermoy on a Friday night).
We also have a few non official, highly secretive, multi talented armies all with the same name (you get used to it after a while) who hate each other but have one very important thing in common...all mad b-----ds. Let that sink in By the way the unofficial armies are all trained in guerrilla warfare.
Meaning your f---ed. Like actually f---ed. Unless you want to buy weapons, then some of them will turn a blind eye to " the cause" and sell ya a few AKs while you visit.
Don't even think about blowing up Leo Burdocks!!! Consider this your harshest warning! If any single pub is damaged during your short stay here, we will consider this an act of war!!!
And we praise to our God Arthur, we will strike down on you with great vengeance and furious anger on those who attempt to destroy our drinking patterns during a time of crises!.
On a final note, remember these and you should be fine:
1 Offies close at ten
2 Don't leave the immersion on
3 PM me for Bono's address
4 Don't bomb s-t when the toy show is on
5 Start with leitrim
6 If your looking for virgins you won't find any on Harcourt street
7 Get a Tesco clubcard. Trust me.
8 If you want to blow up a stadium, go to dalymount please.
9 Go to a water protest, they don't judge you for where your from, just if you pay or not.
10 Finally, if asked for change, eyes down and keep F---ing walking!
So ISIS its good to meet you. Do yourself a favour and us, stay where you are. You don't want to come here, were not bothered with the issues you have. But if you do, we will beat the s--t out of all of you using mammies wooden spoon, kilkenny hurlers and the bouncers from the copper faced Jack's.
Yours unintentionally Finchie and the rest of Ireland EDIT: offaly, offaly too!
Since publishing his message and seeing the reaction it has received, Cova explained that "the response was fantastic".
Absolutely huge from all over the world. It's mental how far it has gone over the past four days!
Asked about his inspiration and what the future holds, Cova added:
The world needs to loosen up. We have lost ourselves to fear and financial burden that we forgotten to have fun. I plan on having a little fun!