A Bangladesh-born Muslim councilor in Ireland has called for activists who rioted in Dublin last week after three Irish children were stabbed by an Algerian Muslim migrant to be executed. Azad Talukder, a councilor in Limerick for the co-governing Fianna Fáil party, made the remarks during a council meeting held on Monday where the civil unrest in the Irish capital was discussed.
REMIX News “Not even an animal does this kind of thing,” he said, NOT in reference to the Muslim migrant who slaughtered three children and a female carer who sought to intervene in the massacre, but to the outraged Irish protesters who took to the streets following the attack.
“It is very shameful and they should get public punishment. I’d like to see them shot in the head or bring the public in and beat them until they die,” Talukder added.
His remarks were leaped upon by fellow council members including Labour Party councilor Conor Sheehan who demanded he withdraw the inflammatory comments immediately.
Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, leading the criticism of what he regarded as people acting not out of patriotism but “hate.” “We need to reclaim Ireland from the criminals who seek any excuse to unleash horror on our streets,” he added, again referring to individuals protesting against children being stabbed, not the Muslim attacker himself.
Varadkar doubled down on his administration’s commitment to its liberal migration policy in a speech the day after the attack, telling reporters that Ireland would be a “vastly inferior” place without Muslim immigrants.