More racist hate crimes in the North of Ireland

Mickeymac

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On the eve of a Royal interracial wedding taking place in London tomorrow, why are unionists in the North of Ireland (who proclaim Royalism) carrying out these despicable attacks against the Indian and Pakistani immigrants who live amongst them?

Many of these immigrants make up a huge number of doctors and nurses in their NHS, makes no sense to me, maybe some unionist politician can explain that to me and at the same time, condemn these horrendous attacks against folk who are simply there to help and support both communities.



Attacks on Banbridge houses treated as hate crimes - BBC News
 


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On the eve of a Royal interracial wedding taking place in London tomorrow, why are unionists in the North of Ireland (who proclaim Royalism) carrying out these despicable attacks against the Indian and Pakistani immigrants who live amongst them?

Many of these immigrants make up a huge number of doctors and nurses in their NHS, makes no sense to me, maybe some unionist politician can explain that to me and at the same time, condemn these horrendous attacks against folk who are simply there to help and support both communities.



Attacks on Banbridge houses treated as hate crimes - BBC News
Exhibit A

Presenter Stephen Nolan asked Mr McNarry: "If a foreigner gets a parking ticket, they will be deported?" Mr McNarry replied: "Yes."

Mr Nolan then said: "So a Polish doctor working really hard in our health service overstays his 30 minute parking, gets a parking ticket. He will be deported?"

Mr McNarry replied "It's a crime, yes".

Exhibit B

According to the BBC, in part of the conversation Mr Wilson said: “They are doing a programme on the BBC about should we stay in the European Union or get out of it, so I am going around talking to people and then they are going to do an interview with me.”

The man replied: “I’d say get out of it. Between you and me get the ethnics out too.”

Mr Wilson then said: “You are absolutely right, you know.”

Exhibit C

Former senior Ulster Unionist Lord Kilclooney has been criticised for calling Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar a "typical Indian".

Exhibit D

BELFAST City councillor Jolene Bunting has responded to widespread criticism of her "racist, sectarian and offensive" tweet yesterday, branding her detractors "triggered leftists".

Exhibit E

Lo, who represents South Belfast in the regional parliament, also cited first minister Peter Robinson's support for a born-again Christian preacher's depiction of Islam as "the spawn of the devil" as a reason for wanting out of Ulster politics.

Exhibit F

Many attitudes within political unionism encourages the
'Anno Lo ate my dog' agus 'Scott Sinclair loves bananas' brigade within loyalism. This is fact.
 

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Many of the Unionist and loyalist persuasions don't like outsiders sadly.

That's any outsiders not just eastern Europeans and Asians.
 

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Good to see that the PSNI have arrested the person responsible, racists are a problem throughout the Island...

Racist attitudes can also be seen through the way in which racist incidents are dealt with by
the Garda Síochána- Ireland's police service. It is noted that a lot of the time "large amountsof often serious crime do not come to the attention of the authorities" .

Research from An Garda Síochána found that only 18% of people were likely to report a racist incident to the police . Statistics showing the underreporting of racist incidences in Ireland highlights underreporting of racism as quite a large phenomenon..

This underreporting could be accredited to racism from Gardaí officers when incidents had been reported to them. Lentin and McVeigh point out that since the 1990s there have been problems with the Irish police force, especially when it comes to "complaints against Garda racism"


Statistics also show racial violence and harassment to be a problem in Ireland. The
European Union Minorities and Discrimination Survey found that Ireland was in the
top five countries of where Sub-Saharan Africans experienced racist assaults. As well as
this it has been reported that "three-quarters of black migrants in Ireland consider that racist
discrimination is widespread in the Republic of Ireland" ,
with 75% of incidents reported to the ENAR involving racist violence ).
He also reports that a woman from anethnic minority was beaten to the ground and repeatedly kicked in the stomach without anyone stopping to help (McKinley, 2014). It is worrying that racial violence is increasing and that nothing is being done about it. This shows that there may be an increasing acceptance not of only racist ideas but also of racist violence.


Racial violence and harassment in Irelandcan be seen to be such a problem that young children are exhibiting racist behaviour. In theirreport, the Immigrant Council of Ireland gave examples of people who had experienced and been affected by racial violence of harassment. One couple reported how a child was so young that he was still learning to talk but used racist language against them, with other
children also being involved in harassment of the family .

The report documented many other examples of the experiences of migrants or those from a
minority background. It is of much concern that such young children are displaying racist
behaviour and becoming involved in harassment and violence. It shows that racism is
entrenched in certain areas of Ireland and that it is likely to remain.

Lynch also states how many of these racist attacks are taking place in public areas such as outside homes, on the streets and on public transport. For a country that denies that racism exists and is a
problem, for attacks to be taking place in such public places highlights that
it isactually a problem and that it happens very openly


https://cers.leeds.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/sites/97/2016/04/Continuous-denial-of-racism-from-the-Irish-state-Ciara-McGuinness.pdf
 

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I would say the IRA "campaign post 1969 " did target security forces and that is not surprising. For example any catholic member of the RUC would be taken to a "safer" area of Northern Ireland. The RUC considered that a catholic had a much greater chance of being attacked than anyone else.

In this we have one of the sharpest examples off "the selective process of memory." 1 Unionism has a narrative considerable different to that of nationalism (which is not supported by the likes of CAIN). In this the IRA was active and was a major issue to be addressed in 1969. For Nationalism the issue was one of a state not giving its citizens their basic human rights in terms of jobs and housing.

The B Specials did overstep the line in many a small town in the north and that is at the root of the change in the mood of nationalism in 1969. Not all Specials was bastards nor was all members of the UDR. A lot of them was nice good people they just was members of organisation which had become totally unacceptable for nationalists. They also normally they would not have been targeted on the basis of who they was but how easy was it to murder them.


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Not all Specials was bastards nor was all members of the UDR.
Speaking like that you're obviously a Londoner. What has our wee Province got to do with you and Englishmen like you? You sold us down the river to have our throats cut and then you come on here saying that we should've treated the Roman Catholic terrorist population better.

The cheek of you.
 

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Speaking like that you're obviously a Londoner. What has our wee Province got to do with you and Englishmen like you? You sold us down the river to have our throats cut and then you come on here saying that we should've treated the Roman Catholic terrorist population better.

The cheek of you.
A "Londoner" expressing an opinion on part of the UK is problematic for you?

Logic fail and troll fail.
 

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A "Londoner" expressing an opinion on part of the UK is problematic for you?

Logic fail and troll fail.
Ulster is British but it isn't English- the rebels are good at pulling the wool over the eyes of the English man, but they can never fool the Ulster man.
 

Oliver Cromwell McIvor

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A "Londoner" expressing an opinion on part of the UK is problematic for you? Logic fail and troll fail.
Perhaps with a name like McSlaggart he's London-Irish. In that case he has even less of a right to comment on Ulster.
 

Spirit Of Newgrange

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Many of the Unionist and loyalist persuasions don't like outsiders sadly.

That's any outsiders not just eastern Europeans and Asians.
well considering that the Catholic Nationalists were in Ulster before the Orangemen, just who are the real outsiders ?
 

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Well it wont help Unionism when the migrant children get the vote on a UI.
 
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Dr Pat

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Speaking like that you're obviously a Londoner. What has our wee Province got to do with you and Englishmen like you? You sold us down the river to have our throats cut and then you come on here saying that we should've treated the Roman Catholic terrorist population better.

The cheek of you.
A word to the wise. Your wee 'Province' is not a Province.
 

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Word, OWC tis a country...
One could argue that its not a country. With Brexit every day the criteria that would make a region a country is being watered down when it comes to Northern Ireland.

What criteria are you using to claim that Northern Ireland is a country?
 

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Exhibit A

Presenter Stephen Nolan asked Mr McNarry: "If a foreigner gets a parking ticket, they will be deported?" Mr McNarry replied: "Yes."

Mr Nolan then said: "So a Polish doctor working really hard in our health service overstays his 30 minute parking, gets a parking ticket. He will be deported?"

Mr McNarry replied "It's a crime, yes".

Exhibit B

According to the BBC, in part of the conversation Mr Wilson said: “They are doing a programme on the BBC about should we stay in the European Union or get out of it, so I am going around talking to people and then they are going to do an interview with me.”

The man replied: “I’d say get out of it. Between you and me get the ethnics out too.”

Mr Wilson then said: “You are absolutely right, you know.”

Exhibit C

Former senior Ulster Unionist Lord Kilclooney has been criticised for calling Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar a "typical Indian".

Exhibit D

BELFAST City councillor Jolene Bunting has responded to widespread criticism of her "racist, sectarian and offensive" tweet yesterday, branding her detractors "triggered leftists".

Exhibit E

Lo, who represents South Belfast in the regional parliament, also cited first minister Peter Robinson's support for a born-again Christian preacher's depiction of Islam as "the spawn of the devil" as a reason for wanting out of Ulster politics.

Exhibit F

Many attitudes within political unionism encourages the
'Anno Lo ate my dog' agus 'Scott Sinclair loves bananas' brigade within loyalism. This is fact.
Thats the odd thing about immigrants. They are often less welcoming to other immigrants than the natives.
 

Spirit Of Newgrange

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Thats the odd thing about immigrants. They are often less welcoming to other immigrants than the natives.
and to think that in the 700's the English called the Ancient Britons ( read Welsh ) ... foreigners. And even still today there are tourists visiting the Costa del Sol and maligning how some of the locals are so poor at speaking English.
 


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