From the BBC news section:
28th November 2023, 08:51 PST
The Taoiseach (Irish PM) Leo Varadkar has asked people to avoid connecting crime with migration, saying it is “not right”.
He was speaking five days after rioting broke out in Dublin in the aftermath of a school knife attack.
Three children and a school care assistant were stabbed outside a city centre primary school on Thursday afternoon.
A five-year-old girl and the care assistant were very seriously wounded.
Mr Varadkar confirmed the man suspected of carrying out the attack is an Irish citizen who has been in Ireland for 20 years, but was not born in the state.
More interesting is that the stabby Algerian apparently did something really bad in 2003 and the Irish authorities tried to deport him, but that instead led to a five-year fight and the madman wound up getting Irish citizenship.
Heckuva job, government of Ireland.
“I really would ask people to try and avoid connecting crime with migration. It’s not right,” Mr Varadkar told the Dáil.
“Yes, of course, people who are migrants might commit crimes, just as people who aren’t commit crimes.”
Mr Varadkar said in a country of 5.3m people with hundreds of thousands of migrants, there are going to be a few of them who commit terrible crimes.
“Just as there are people born and bred in Ireland who commit terrible crimes every day, including murders,” he added.
But you are stuck with your own people who do terrible things. You didn’t have to let in or keep the immigrants who go on to do terrible things.
It’s as if University of Chicago students committed several murders per year, and the President of the U. of C. denounces anybody mentioning students who commit murders because, he says, his student body’s murder rate is no higher than that of native Chicagoans.
In reality, of course, the carefully selected U. of C. students commit very, very few murders, as it should be.
Just as the U. of Chicago picks its students, so does the government of Ireland get to pick its immigrants. So why should it be satisfied with any degree of stabbiness among them?
As I’ve often pointed out over the long, weary decades, one of the more successful government initiatives was, starting in the 1970s, the independent National Transportation Review Board objectively assessing the causes of airliner crashes and recommending ways to have fewer of them. Lately, we haven’t had one since 2009, although the Establishment appears to be working on ending that streak in the name of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity (DIE).
Similarly, countries need National Immigration Safety Boards to investigate egregious immigration disasters like this one and recommend ways to reduce them.
Instead, the Irish government is going to crack down on criticism of its immigration policies with new hate speech laws.
This has elicited criticism in the U.S., but less so in Ireland:
Finally, it occurs to almost nobody in Ireland that only a few years after the celebrated tearing down of Catholic influenced censorship and anti-blasphemy laws, the state is erecting new ones to defend a new orthodoxy with the same or more censorious means.— Michael Brendan Dougherty (@michaelbd) November 28, 2023