Conor McGregor under investigation over social media posts after Algerian immigrant allegedly stabbed women, children in Dublin

UFC champion and MMA legend Conor McGregor is reportedly under investigation for "online hate speech" after he spoke out in defense of Ireland and in outrage after the stabbing of 5 women and children in Dublin's city center on Thursday. The Sunday Times reports that he is being investigated after his social media posts.

The suspect in the stabbing is allegedly an Algerian immigrant. He is in the hospital recovering from injuries he suffered when he was stopped from continuing his attack. A woman and a 5-year-old child are fighting for their lives after the attack.

After the attack, riots broke out in Dublin. These were roundly condemned by police and Irish politicians. "Do not let any irish property be took over unannounced. Evaporate said property. It’s a war," McGregor said on Twitter/X.

McGregor lashed out at Irish government leaders and police. Officers had condemned the protests and those like McGregor who advocated for Ireland in the wake of the attack. 

"Innocent children ruthlessly stabbed by a mentally deranged non-national in Dublin, Ireland today. Our chief of police had this to say on the riots in the aftermath. Drew, not good enough. There is grave danger among us in Ireland that should never be here in the first place, and there has been zero action done to support the public in any way, shape or form with this frightening fact. NOT GOOD ENOUGH. Make change or make way. Ireland for the victory. God bless those attacked today, we pray," McGregor said.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Tanaiste Micheal Martin said that comments advocating for Ireland and speaking against mass migration to the island nation are "essentially inciting hate," per Sunday World. He said that comments "of that type" are "absolutely disgraceful."

He further claimed that voices like McGregor's are "isolated and "are inciting hate and to some degree incitement is unacceptable."

In response to those comments, McGregor took aim at Martin, bringing up the recent trial over Ashling Murphy's murder. "Blame anyone but themselves," McGregor said. "Typical. Worthless you are Michaél. Worthless and spineless. Ryan Casey called you all out last week grieving the love of his life, stolen by pawn scum, and nothing but waffle from you all since. Zero action!"

McGregor went on to criticize the fact that residents in Ireland can vote in local elections regardless of nationality, visa or citizenship status. He said that politicians support this policy in order to get votes.

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