Posted on May 3, 2024

Irish Town Gets Kenyan Mayor Who Calls Irish Opposed to Mass Immigration “Terrorists.”

R. Cort Kirkwood, New American, April 30, 2024

The newly appointed African mayor of Derry in Northern Ireland has a message for Irish patriots who oppose immigration: You are terrorists, and you must be stopped.

Indeed, socialist Lilian Seenoi-Barr called them terrorists not only last year but also more recently on a radio program in which she denied calling them terrorists.


Installed by her Social Democratic and Labour Party days ago over two real Irish candidates, the Kenyan refugee was a city councillor before the party picked her.

Seenoi-Barr is also programs director for the North West Migrants Forum, which bills itself as the “as the leading anti-racism charity.” {snip}


“Everyone is living on edge right now and we need to do something about it,” she said in 2023, speaking of Irish patriots who protested against the coming destruction of their country:

We cannot continue ignoring that this is a small minority of far-right [people]. It is an organized terrorist group of people who want to harm immigrants in this country and we have to take action now.

We can’t keep on calling them a small dangerous group of people because it is an organized group of people who are radicalizing young people and encouraging them to go and harm others who are just living peacefully, who want to live a peaceful life in this country.


{snip} Seenoi-Barr then denied uttering any such remarks — even as she repeated them in the denial. And, of course, she ducked into the last refuge of all politicians. Her words, she said, were taken “out of context.”

Asked if she stood by her comments, Sennoi-Barr falsely claimed that “I didn’t reference them as terrorists. I think my words were taken out of context.”

Continued Sennoi-Barr:

I said those who were … lying to the community … dividing communities are the ones who are domestic terrorists. If you go to any country, they are labeled terrorists. Why can they not be labeled terrorists in Ireland?

You know, if you go to any country where people are being divided because of politics, the ones who are causing all this trouble are called terrorists. So do we have two different types of terrorists when it comes to people who are not from the Western country. No. I said it because it is a fact.… How is [terrorist] defined in policy? Just define it in policy,  and then you will be able to see that was a factual statement that I made. I would not apologize by saying that.