Musk Speaks Out Against Proposed Irish ‘Hate Speech’ Laws

After several women and children were allegedly brutally murdered by an Algerian Immigrant in Ireland, the country’s prime minister, Leo Varadkar, has vowed to set laws in place preventing hate speech — a decision that Elon Musk opposes.

Musk argued that in the wake of a politically radical society, where calling one by their real gender could get you in trouble, so-called “hate speech” laws could be used against online memes.

On X, formerly known as Twitter, Musk responded to Varadkar’s proposition, writing, “Language being proposed as law in Ireland means this could literally happen to you for having a meme.”

A day following the alleged stabbing of innocent individuals, Varadkar said that new laws combatting “hate speech” will be introduced soon.

“We will pass new laws in the coming weeks to enable the Gardai [police] to make better use of the CCTV evidence they collected yesterday, and also we will modernize our laws against incitement to hatred and hatred in general,” the Irish prime minister said.

“I think it’s now very obvious to anyone who might have doubted us that our incitement to hatred legislation is just not up to date. It’s not up to date for the social media age. And we need that legislation through within a matter of weeks,” he added.

The Post Millennial reported that such changes to Ireland’s legal system, as proposed in 2023, would “create new laws to deal with hate crimes, expand the protected characteristics to include gender [including gender identity and expression] and disability,” and “make it an offence to deny or trivialise genocide.”

Specifically, “a hate crime” is defined by the Irish government, under the proposed laws, as speech that goes against the wishes of the victim.

In other words, serving as a credit to Musk’s argument, if someone were to post a meme mocking the left’s “gender identity” nonsense, they could face prosecution.

The horrific stabbing that occurred in Ireland has led many within the country to express their anti-migration beliefs, including Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) legend Conor McGregor.

The alleged Algerian suspect was on a list to be deported in 2018, but such orders were repealed and he was able to remain in Ireland, according to Human Events.