Don’t call foreigners who sneak into Britain illegal immigrants, says Euro human rights chief – who says they should be called ‘irregular’ instead

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Foreigners who sneak into Britain should not be called ‘illegal immigrants’ because it is dehumanizing, the Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner has said.

Instead, Latvian human rights activist Nils Muiznieks said, illegal immigrants should be known as ‘irregular migrants’.

In an extraordinary rebuke, he blasted ministers for using ‘alarmist rhetoric’. Prime Minister David Cameron and Home Secretary Theresa May were singled out for using the ‘language of criminalization’.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    You know who else was called “irregulars”?
    The Viet Cong.

    • tom_billesley

      Irregulars are not all bad…..there’s the Baker Street Irregulars, for instance.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Who doesn’t love a good mystery.

  • Martin B

    Nils Muiznieks deserves to be castrated and sold into slavery in Sudan, where he can learn what dehumanizing is all about.

    • He’d probably enjoy that.

    • Millie_Woods

      Nils is a good candidate for the european preventative euthanasia program. Too bad the waiting list is so long.

  • Europe has irregularity?

    • They’re Koranstipated.

      • Yo Mama

        Then they could all use some Lead Suppositories shot up their a$$e$.

  • pdxnag

    Would they still be human if they were called Soldiers of Allah?

  • bargogx1

    This is highly irregular.

  • eMan14

    illegal immigrants are as irregular as a wet bowel movement.

    • Clink9

      And about as welcome.

    • Millie_Woods

      Europe is becoming a big toilet. So it’s all working out for the best.

  • Islam Is a Crock

    He seems to be spot on:





    not even or balanced in shape or arrangement.

    “his strong, irregular features”

    synonyms: asymmetrical, non-uniform, uneven, crooked, misshapen, lopsided, contorted, twisted; More


    contrary to the rules or to that which is normal or established.

    “their involvement in irregular financial dealings”

    synonyms: against the rules, contrary to the rules, out of order, improper, incorrect, illegitimate, unscrupulous, unethical, unprofessional; More



    a member of an irregular military force.

    synonyms: guerrilla, underground fighter; More



    an imperfect piece of merchandise sold at a reduced price.

    • Kathy Prendergast

      I like definition one. Certain many of these “irregular immigrants” are fookin’ ugly.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Newspeak from the Fourth Reich.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    “Irregular” refers to verbs or bowel movements, not to people.

  • Kathy Prendergast

    Nothing like grubby “irregular immigrants” smirking and giving gang signals to enrich one’s cultural landscape.

  • Ego

    Yeah right, don’t call a rat a rat, rats and their enablers find that offensive. Call them ‘irregular squirrels.’

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Leftists moving the goalposts again by redefining commonly understood terms.

    • Hate Crime In Progress

      That’s the socialist strategy in a nutshell. When the facts don’t support your argument, co-opt the language and frame the debate…. If you disagree with me, then you’re a racist/bigot/homophobe/islamophobe/misogynist/etc, etc.

  • tom_billesley

    As soon as “irregular” is heard being used to describe suspects on TV cop shows, it’ll be added to the proscribed words list.

    • Hate Crime In Progress

      I wonder if I could rob a bank and insist at court that I merely came by the money irregularly?

      • tom_billesley

        The differently honest are a persecuted group.

        • Hate Crime In Progress

          That’s differently couraging 🙁