On November 24, 2023, the day after an Algerian man stabbed three children and a teacher assistant, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar spent more time talking about protests and riots that ensued than the egregious crimes committed by the deranged individual.
Varadkar started off by mentioning the “two terrible attacks” that occurred on November 23, one “on innocent children” and the other “on our society and the rule of law.” Oliver JJ Lane of Breitbart News noted that the Irish Prime Minister spoke for nearly six minutes, but only spent 42 seconds criticizing the man who was loitering outside a school prior to engaging in a stabbing attack, while spending four minutes and 20 seconds condemning the individuals who went out to protest and even riot in response to this foreign national’s attack.
Varadkhar followed up by noting: “yesterday evening some people decided the best way to respond to this terrible attack would be to take to the streets of Dublin to try to terrify, intimidate, loot and destroy. Their first reaction to a five-year-old child being stabbed was to burn our city, attack its businesses, and assault our [police].”
Varadkar declared that the individuals who protested and rioted had “brought shame on Dublin, shame on Ireland, and shame on their families and themselves” and were not true patriots…