This week, a court heard that a man who had arrived in the country on Tuesday, and who had no passport or identifying documents, attacked a woman in a “random” face-slashing incident the very next day.
The woman noticed the man in her front garden and asked if he was okay. He responded by lunging at her and slashing her face and hand.
Garda Siobhan Frisbee told the court that the incident left the woman “waking up having nightmares” and that she had suffered “serious facial injuries in the course of a serious unprovoked random attack”.
In court, the man claimed to be French-Tunisian (we don’t know if that’s true); that his name was Sami Skhiri (we don’t know if that’s true); that he is 34 years old and a a software engineer (we don’t know if that’s true) – and that he was Jesus (we know that’s not true).
What we also know is that he came to this country, that he has no passport or way to identify him, and that now he is accused of “robbery and assault causing harm, trespassing, possessing a blade as a weapon, and failing to provide identity documents in connection”.
Gardaí told the court that it took hours to get a name due to the accused being uncooperative. Garda Frisbee said she could not say “if he is the person he says he is”.
But he is not alone. Thousands of people – at least 5,000 in 2022, for example – come to this country having destroyed or ‘lost’ their passports or with false documentation, and the consequences for ordinary Irish people is now being played out in cases like this one.
Like many other Irish people you may have noticed that if you dare to question the sheer scale of the number of people coming to this country without passports you’ll be called ‘far-right’.
If you note that the majority of people arriving in Ireland supposedly claiming asylum are single males, you’ll likely be accused of spreading ‘disinformation’.
And if you wonder aloud as to why so many thousands of people in the asylum centres here are not from war-torn countries at all but instead arriving from Georgia, or Algeria or Nigeria, you might be shunned in polite society while the NGO types on Twitter try to have you cancelled.
Some such NGOs – flush with cash either from long-suffering, browbeaten Irish taxpayers who are told at every turn that we are awful, miserable racists, or from foreign billionaires – have an open door to Irish media studios to rail against anyone questioning the establishment.
Aoife Gallagher from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, for example, is always on hand to tell media outlets such as Breaking News, about the supposedly sinister use of the word ‘unvetted’.
Then there’s the ever-reliable Paul Murphy TD who has attacked working-class people who say they are protesting about “unvetted men of military age”.
Of course, what the people who are being demonised actually mean is that they are understandably nervous and sometimes fearful when large numbers of people without passports are placed into their communities without consultation – and, it goes without saying, without any significant support for areas already struggling with deprivation and all the issues that brings.
But the increasing frequency of cases before the courts indicates their concerns are grounded, and that this government seems to place the safety of its own people a long way behind its desire to virtue-signal to the world that we are the best little country on the planet for being a soft touch for people with bad intentions.
In February, a man was arrested and charged with the sexual assault of a juvenile, but no-one seemed sure if he was from Moldova or Romania.
As reported on Gript:
[L]ocal people including members of the victim’s own family, left their homes and apprehended the person, and held him for the Gardai, who subsequently arrested him.
He has been named as Anatol Botnari, and he has been charged with sexual assault of a juvenile.
The court heard he is aged 23, and is Moldovan. However, he does not hold a passport from Moldova, which is not an EU member state, but from Romania. Or at least that is what he claims because no passport appears to be have been presented in court.
Detective Garda Conor Garland cited this as one of the reasons why he was objecting to bail as he was unsure as to Botnari’s actual identity, and that the Gardaí were waiting to hear back from Interpol.
While Ministers are bleating about Ireland being obliged to take unlimited numbers of refugees, the reality is that the system is radically out of control and has become a danger to Irish citizens who are supposed to be a priority in their own country.
In the meantime, Gardai are being accused of “racial profiling” if they carry out immigration checks.
Immigration checks is just another way of racial profiling. It feeds into the far right lies that people who are different are here illegally and here to do harm. We are all entitled to a safe place to walk, work and be ourselves. https://t.co/pDDVITDqnR
— Hazel Chu (@hazechu) September 2, 2023
It is a fact that we have allowed huge numbers of people into this country without passports, and we simply don’t know who these people are. How many more women will have their faces slashed before the government takes this issue seriously?