UFC superstar Conor McGregor is being investigated for ‘hate speech’ for criticizing Ireland’s mass immigration policies in the wake of horrific child stabbings this week.
Following the stabbing of three children in Dublin by an Algerian migrant, the former UFC champion slammed authorities for not representing the interests of the Irish people, who have since responded to the violent incident with heated protests.
“Ireland, we are at war,” he said at one point about Ireland’s massive influx of foreigners. Unchecked immigration has culturally disrupted small communities in Ireland, while exacerbating poverty amid a chronic housing shortage.
But according to Irish authorities, such criticism of national policies is “hate speech.”
“Do not let any irish property be took over unannounced,” he added. “Evaporate said property. It’s a war.”
Do not let any irish property be took over unannounced. Evaporate said property. It’s a war.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 22, 2023
“Innocent children ruthlessly stabbed by a mentally deranged non-national in Dublin, Ireland today,” he shot back at Irish Garda commissioner Drew Harris on X. “Our chief of police had this to say on the riots in the aftermath. Drew, not good enough. There is grave danger among us in Ireland that should never be here in the first place.”
Innocent children ruthlessly stabbed by a mentally deranged non-national in Dublin, Ireland today. Our chief of police had this to say on the riots in the aftermath. Drew, not good enough. There is grave danger among us in Ireland that should never be here in the first place, and…
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) November 23, 2023
Harris had condemned the supposed “disgraceful scenes” of protest in Dublin. He added that a “hooligan faction driven by far right ideology” was behind the protests.
While McGregor went on to disavow looting, rioting, and criminality, his posts nonetheless came under official investigation.
“According to the Sunday Times, McGregor is being investigated by the Gardai for ‘online hate speech’,” remarked journalist Keith Woods. “Disgraceful! Conor repeatedly condemned any illegal activity and is only expressing the view of the majority of Irish people on uncontrolled immigration.”
“This state is at war with its own people,” he remarked.
🇮🇪 According to the Sunday Times, @TheNotoriousMMA is being investigated by the Gardai for "online hate speech"
Disgraceful! Conor repeatedly condemned any illegal activity and is only expressing the view of the majority of Irish people on uncontrolled immigration.
This state… pic.twitter.com/Kj2RBsCbiy
— Keith Woods (@KeithWoodsYT) November 26, 2023
In response to the stabbings and rioting, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar announced new hate speech regulations aimed at Irish people who are outraged that children are being attacked outside elementary schools in broad daylight.
It should all look very familiar to Americans who have witnessed a Biden administration pursue an immigration policy that has fueled a border crisis. Between seven and eight million people, many of them young people from Latin America and even the Middle East, have been allowed free rein to cross the border and claim asylum.
Of course, criticizing such illegal migration is also “hate speech,” according to the partisan left that is manufacturing laws to criminalize legitimate political dissent against their policies.