Friday, April 6th 2018

Smash a Fenian Day Flier Condemned

A 'Smash a Fenian Day' flier promoting violence on the 1st May was sent to an MSP. It comes after a similar flier was circulated titled 'Punish a Muslim Day'. Both fliers encourage acts of violence and suggest a points-based reward.

It read, “We urge all Protestants to stand up and put all Fenians back in their place as it is time for our religion to fight the plastic Irish in our country. These Fenian b******* have infiltrated our society, our councils and our government as well as high ranking officials in law.

MSP James Dornan received the message and alerted the police. He said, “It’s hard to believe someone who is intelligent enough to type something like that would be stupid enough to think it’s a good idea. It’s a very tiny minority who try to ruin the good name of the vast majority of people in this country.”

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf tweeted, “Shocking. Vile stuff. All it takes is one person to act upon this and folk will get hurt.”

The letters are being treated as possible hate crimes by counter-terrorism.

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