There was some consternation when it was revealed that one of the scum who was shot dead after the Jihadist attack in London had an Irish identity card.
“Oh, how did he come to have that,” people wondered. Pretty obvious really. And the reasons for the promiscuous tolerance of these people coming here and being allowed on the most absurd grounds to stay is one of the reasons why IS has not so far committed the sort of atrocities it has in most other western democracies.
Truth be told, Ireland is seen as the soft underbelly of western Europe. Not yet a target; more a place where almost anyone can come and go, claim asylum, acquire citizenship. And where Islamists have a safe home.
Ireland is the base for the Muslim Brotherhood who control the mosque in Clonskeagh. These people support jihadism, the eradication of Jews, the torture and murder of gay people and the sexual mutilation of infant girls. Among other things.
They were in the process of implementing all of this when they were overthrown by a combination of a popular uprising supported by the Egyptian left, and a military coup. Among those arrested was the Clonskeagh Imam’s son.
He is currently the focus of much angst on the Pollyanna left. The default whine seems to be “If his name was Murphy would the Irish government be silent?” Well firstly if his name was Murphy he would hardly be supporting an Islamist coup. Secondly, the Irish government has paid far too much attention to him. Thirdly, if he was a Kowalski from Warsaw who had gone home to support a fascist coup, he would hardly be leftie poster boy of the month.
Among other reasons the jihadists have thus far left us alone are the use of Irish banks for Islamic State funding. One of those arrested for that was a Moroccan national who was released without charge. At least one of those involved in the London atrocity was Moroccan, including the one holding the Irish identity card. One less, as they say.
In 2015 one of the main financial and logistics organisers for IS in Europe was allowed stay here when he contested a deportation order. His Care Bear defence team argued that it would be beastly to send him home as he might be tortured. Anyway, he won his appeal on the basis that one of his offspring had been born here before the 2004 Citizenship referendum.
So, we remain safe for the time being. Like the Hobbits, until we annoy the dark lords.