Irish politicians accelerate agenda to quash free speech amid stabbing
Instead of being concerned about the Algerian child-stabber, the most vocal Irish politicians are outraged by the protesters.

Jeremiah Church

November 30, 2023

One councillor said the Dublin protesters should be “shot in the head” and beaten “until they die.”

Irish politicians accelerate agenda to quash free speech amid stabbing

On November 23, a 49-year old Algerian migrant with Irish citizenship went on a stabbing spree outside a Parnell Square school in Dublin that seriously injured five people, including a 5-year-old girl, a 5-year-old boy and a 6-year-old girl.

Riots ensued on the streets of Dublin later that day as protesters set vehicles on fire and clashed with police. 

Rather than being concerned about the Algerian child-stabber, the most vocal Irish politicians are instead outraged by the protesters.

“They should get punishment,” said Limerick City West Councillor Abul Kalam Azad Talukder.

“Not even an animal does these kind[s] of thing[s]. It is very shameful and they should get public punishment.”

Talukder continued, “I’d like to see them shot in the head or bring the public in and beat them until they die.”

Another councillor at the meeting demanded that Talukder immediately withdraw his comments. Talukder walked back the comments and claimed he was simply expressing his “emotion.”

MMA star Conor McGregor commented on the councillor’s remarks, saying his words “are fully criminal.”

Talukder was first elected to the city council in 2019, and was hailed as the city’s first Muslim councillor in a “historic moment.” 

Leftists accelerate agenda to combat dissidents

Hot on the heels of the stabbing and riots, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said he aims to “modernize laws against hatred” in the coming weeks.

Speaking of those online who “stir up hatred,” Varadkar said “we need to be able to use laws to go after them individually as well.”

Irish Labour Party leader Ivana Bacik said in a speech in the parliamentary lower house that she demands “real commitment” from the government to “target the far-right.”

Additionally, in a speech that has now gone viral from June 2023, Irish senator Pauline O’Reilly said basic speech rights should be restricted for “the common good.”

“When you think about it, all law, all legislation is about the restriction of freedom. That’s exactly what we are doing here, is we are restricting freedom, but we are doing it for the common good,” said O’Reilly in a debate in the upper house.

Justice Minister Helen McEntee also shamed Elon Musk’s platform X for not complying with the Garda Síochána, the Irish national police, by refusing to censor social media users’ “vile posts” following the stabbing.

Prime Minister denies connection between crime and migration

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar denied that migration has anything to do with crime, saying, “It’s totally wrong to try and make out that there is a connection between crime and migration based on what happened on Parnell Street.”

However, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) released a report on November 28 that confirms that there has been a significant increase in the number of individuals claiming asylum in Ireland. In 2022, 13,600 asylum claimants entered Ireland, an increase of 415% from 2021.

And according to the Central Statistics Office (CSO), the murder rate in Ireland has nearly doubled in the last year. In the second quarter of 2023, the number rose from 24 murders from the same period in 2022, to 47 murders. The figures from the report also noted an increase of 21% in extortion, hijacking, and robbery.

“Hate speech” bill inches towards becoming law

The response to the stabbing has reignited censorious politicians’ interest in ramming through Criminal Justice (Incitement to Violence or Hatred and Hate Offences) Bill 2022. 

The bill outlaws any communication of speech or materials that might “incite hatred” against people with certain “protected characteristics,” including sexual orientation, religion, ethnic origin, and race. If convicted, an individual may receive up to 5 years in prison.

The bill states that anyone who prepares or possesses these materials may be punished with up to two years in jail.

Additionally, if one refuses to provide one’s phone or passwords if a warrant is issued to search for the illegal material, the individual can be fined up to 5,000 euros, and/or sentenced to a year in prison.

Illegal materials would include, but are not limited to memes, images, videos, pamphlets, and posters.
Meanwhile, the five-year old victim of the Algerian stabber is fighting for her life in hospital.

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