The stabbing of a young girl in central Dublin by an Algerian migrant who beat a deportation order and hasn’t worked a day since he arrived a decade earlier lead to the worst outbreak of the worst rioting seen in the Republic of Ireland has been met with a variety of responses by public figures across the country.
Leo Varadkar the Prime Minister or Taoiseach stood up in Parliament to berate anybody who was prepared to suggest that there was any link with crime and migration. To be fair, the man who stopped the assailant by bashing him over the head with his helmet was also a migrant, a Brazilian delivery driver.
But only on the 17th of November, a Slovakian national, Josef Puska was convicted of the murder of a 23 year old teacher Ashling Murphy. He too had been living in Ireland for 10 years, formerly a building labourer he no longer worked but lived on Irish disability benefits.
In July, Yousef Palani was convicted of killing two men in Co Sligo, and seriously wounding another. Palani is a 23 year old Kurd born in Iraq. He came to Ireland under a UN protection programme aged six and received Irish citizenship in 2021. He hunted his gay victims on Grindr, and told the Gardi (the Irish police) that he hated homosexuality because it was against Islam, and he would have continued to kill gay men. He too was on benefits, as were his parents who were aggressive to their neighbours.
Over recent years and months relations between the influx of migrants (there is now over 15% of the population that are migrants up from 6% in ten years) has resulted in a series of demonstrations and stand offs in towns across the country. Two hotels that were going to house refugees were burned in County Donegal and County Leitrim.
But nothing like the riots that followed the stabbing of a child last week. During the violence 11 police vehicles, three buses and a tram were destroyed and several police officers were injured during over three hours of sustained violence.
An Irish news site called Gript published the ethnic and religious details of the attacker, and for this they have been denounced. One of their journalists was invited onto the main news discussion program, The Late Show, and told by the rank of “proper journalists” facing him that truth was not the main job of being a journalist, instead what was important for journalists was being responsible. Sometimes people shouldn’t ;learn the truth as it might cause them to react.
The leader of the Irish Labour party, Ivana Bacik has called for a crack down on the ‘far right’. A Green Party Minister, Malcolm Noonan’s response to the attack and the subsequent riot was to call for greater diversity in the Police and of course, “fight really hard collectively to protect it from the far-right.”
The Taoiseach has only recently been called out by Elon Musk for complaining that in the 92.4% white (including those from the EU, the UK and the US) country of Ireland. that the vast majority of people in senior positions are, amazingly, white. Not him though, the dreadful far right and racist Irish had no issue of electing him Prime Minister - despite the fact that he is both gay and of Irish/Indian descent himself
But nothing can be done ,“That's what it means to be part of the European Union”: given he believes that “the advantages” of EU free travel rules “outweigh the disadvantages.” So people should just put up with children being stabbed and gay men being beheaded in order that they stay good members of the EU..
In the Irish Times, former BBC propagandist Mary Kelly has proven that she has learned nothing from elite contempt for legitimate concerns of people about mass migration. From her bully pulpit in the Irish News she screeched,
“What ideology inspires these “patriots” to run amok… Stupidity, mostly”.
She then goes on to point out that across her beloved EU voters, not rioters are going to the polls and electing Governments that want less immigration, citing this as further evidence of their stupidity,
“A recent study by Bath University suggested that people who supported Brexit tended to be less intelligent and more susceptible to lies and disinformation than those who voted to remain”.
She clearly hasn’t heard that elite opinions and submissive approach to the Government’s own lies and disinformation is bad for your mental health. Nor how stupid Varadkar
But one figure, one with 10 million social media followers has responded in a very different fashion. That is Connor McGregor, the UFC superstar who took to social media after the stabbing to make some strong statements after the attack. Making it clear he did not support the riots themselves he did say that “You reap what you sow” and that Ireland was “at War”.
He also offered the Brazilian free food at his restaurant for putting the assailant out of action. But what has really upset the authorities, days after Varadkar had called for recent migrants to register to vote, was a clear rejection of continued mass immigration.
“We are not losing any more of our woman (sic) and children to sick and twisted people who should not even be in Ireland in the first place. Call it what you want. We do not care. May God help us all. Ireland for victory.”
This is clearly beyond the pale.
So much so that he is now under investigation for hate crime.
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