A mosque in Tralee has been targeted in a graffiti attack with the words “Islamic State out” as gardaí in Cork confirmed they are treating the appearance of a Nazi slogan over a social welfare office as a potential incitement of hatred incident.
The respected Muslim lecturer who received a sinister voicemail calling for his execution says he takes huge encouragement from all the messages of support which include a phone call from Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan and a strong statement from the President of UCC.
The President of University College Cork (UCC) says the university stands against “ignorant shameful hate” after a respected Muslim lecturer received a sinister voicemail calling for his execution.
This year is the 40th anniversary of the release of Monty Python’s Life of Brian. The film met with instant controversy in 1979 and was banned in Ireland, Norway and parts of Britain. In the US, protesters gathered outside cinemas where it aired.
Former justice minister Dermot Ahern has said he is surprised that the radicalisation of Irish Islamic State bride Lisa Smith did not ring alarm bells given that she began the process while serving in the army.
Freedom to express an opinion is one of the rights guaranteed in the Constitution. Courts have interpreted that right to include statements that may be disagreeable, disturbing, and even offensive to others. Up to last week’s referendum, that right, or liberty, was tempered by a provision that declared blasphemy an exception.
The deputy leader of Britain First, Jayda Fransen, has been filmed on the seat of the Lord Mayor in Belfast City Hall saying she intends to fight the charges over comments made at a rally in the city last year.