Officials in Ireland have begun pushing back against their own citizens for daring to think that they should be concerned about the increase in attacks committed by immigrants — and have even declared that the phrase “Irish Lives Matter” is hate speech.
The pushback began after Irish citizens began protesting in response to an Algerian immigrant stabbing two adults and three children. After the stabbing, people around the world were outraged upon learning that the immigrant was supposed to be deported roughly 20 years ago, but fought the deportation and was able to remain in the country.
Amid protests over the incident, riots also broke out.
Meanwhile, the far-left and their allies in the mainstream media began spinning the story and attacking the so-called “far-right” for using the stabbing to push supposed “anti-immigrant” sentiment. Some media outlets even tried to dispute claims that the suspect was an immigrant because he had been an Irish citizen for nearly 20 years.
In response to Irish citizens daring to be concerned about unvetted immigration and the consequences of it, the Irish government is now trying to pass even more draconian hate speech laws.
Ep. 41 Dublin in flames. What’s happening in Ireland will happen here, at scale. Steve Bannon explains. pic.twitter.com/KzrRUJq0ZL
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As part of their attempts to criminalize speech, Irish law enforcement is now investigating a sign placed in Belfast near Tildarg Avenue, which stated that residents “will no longer accept the re-housing of illegal immigrants.”
Authorities claim that the sign also condemned “other communities” by using an “offensive term.”
The phrase “Irish Lives Matter” was also spray painted on Belfast’s Kennedy Centre the next day, prompting law enforcement to investigate the matter “as a hate incident,” according to Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) spokesperson Andrew Matson.
Law enforcement aren’t the only ones attacking Irish citizens for speech, as their elected politicians are also demonizing them for daring to declare that their lives matter. Gerry Caroll, an MP for People Before Profit, condemned the graffiti in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter — arguing that there was “no place in our society for this kind of racist poison.”
Meanwhile, free speech proponents took to X to point out the authoritarianism on display in Ireland.
“If saying ‘Irish lives matter’ in Ireland is a hate crime, that’s the definition of a conquered nation,” wrote conservative commentator Auron Macintyre.
If saying “Irish lives matter” in Ireland is a hate crime that’s the definition of a conquered nation pic.twitter.com/ebkWsP0RnV
— Auron MacIntyre (@AuronMacintyre) November 29, 2023
“Police in Ireland have declared that the term ‘Irish Lives Matter’ is racist and it’s now being considered a hate crime. Ireland has fallen,” wrote popular X account Libs of TikTok.
Police in Ireland have declared that the term “Irish Lives Matter” is racist and it’s now being considered a hate crime.
Ireland has fallen. pic.twitter.com/C1dTcA5vtx
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) November 29, 2023