Tommy Robinson, the former leader of the English Defence League, is a man I have struggled to accept. His open racism and Islamophobia have turned my stomach. Yet he and I share much in common.
Politicians and media pundits – who all have their agendas – have fuelled the misconception that these people are migrants rather than refugees; ignoring the facts of the war and violence in Syria and implying that they are coming to steal our women and take our jobs (to cite an old trope).
On Friday night the whole world was reminded that any city, anywhere in the world, can be made a frontline conflict zone in this new internationalised and highly ideological war.
Other than being a furry Scot, I can say that I am pretty much in the racial majority in Dublin, and as such it is all too easy to forget that racism is still alive and kicking in Dublin. Other than the continual abuse that I get for being a furry Scot, I can go … Continue reading Racism on the LUAS