Scottish man sentenced to prison for anti-Catholic 'hate crime'
Catholic World News - October 17, 2011
A Scottish man has been sentenced to an 8-month prison term for sending out anti-Catholic messages over the internet.
As part of a campaign to eliminate sectarian animosities from the internet, a judge sentenced Stephen Birrell to prison, explaining that he wanted to send “a clear message to deter others.”
Birrell had admitted posting messages that referred to Catholics as “scumbags” and said that he hoped the fans of a soccer team popular among Catholics would “all die.”
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