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    Default A Solstice of the Long Knives in Belfast

    Monday is typically a quiet night but not so this year's shortest night in Belfast, which saw:

    - Racist attacks on immigrant families in Whiteabbey
    - Renewed racist and sectarian attacks on homes in the Donegall Road area of south Belfast
    - The second sectarian bomb attack on the home of north Belfast community worker Mary Kelly in recent weeks

    Coincidence - or a co-ordinated display of loyalist 'muscle' ahead of this year's Twelfth celebrations?
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    It's what they do best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by picador View Post
    Monday is typically a quiet night but not so this year's shortest night in Belfast, which saw:

    - Racist attacks on immigrant families in Whiteabbey
    - Renewed racist and sectarian attacks on homes in the Donegall Road area of south Belfast
    - The second sectarian bomb attack on the home of north Belfast community worker Mary Kelly in recent weeks

    Coincidence - or a co-ordinated display of loyalist 'muscle' ahead of this year's Twelfth celebrations?
    First story racist attacks - probably by loyalists
    Second story a largely sectarian attack in a loyalist area in which you have left the context out of.
    Third attack has no side attached to it yet.

    I've reported your post as it will invariably lead to whataboutery.

    So much for the new modding

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    Your headline has echoes of Kristallnacht. Maybe not a bad analogy even if the scale is very different. Kristallnacht - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Why let 'scale' get in the way of pointless rhetoric...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Podolski1.5 View Post
    Your headline has echoes of Kristallnacht. Maybe not a bad analogy even if the scale is very different. Kristallnacht - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Eight different sets of people were attacked in their homes, some on the grounds of race, others on the grounds of religion. It is a very ugly turn of events and one which should be neither exaggerated nor diminished.

    BTW you have confused Kristallnacht with Night of the Long Knives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueBlue84 View Post
    First story racist attacks - probably by loyalists
    Second story a largely sectarian attack in a loyalist area in which you have left the context out of.
    Third attack has no side attached to it yet.

    I've reported your post as it will invariably lead to whataboutery.

    So much for the new modding
    Unlike other posts which sought to blame 'unionists' or 'nationalists' in general I have been careful not to do not that. Your immature 'knee-jerk' reaction to my post suggests you are in denial about loyalism's dark underbelly.

    The attack in north Belfast was the third on the same house - one a hammer attack, one a pipe-bomb - in recent months and like the previous two - for which claims of responsibility were made - was carried out by loyalists, who on all three occasions escaped towards the Shore Road.
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    What ever happened to those caught for the alleged 'racist' attacks on Roma last year in Belfast?

    Looks like nothing ever came from it after all


    - how come no one was ever charged?

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    Quote Originally Posted by picador View Post
    Monday is typically a quiet night but not so this year's shortest night in Belfast, which saw:

    - Racist attacks on immigrant families in Whiteabbey
    - Renewed racist and sectarian attacks on homes in the Donegall Road area of south Belfast
    - The second sectarian bomb attack on the home of north Belfast community worker Mary Kelly in recent weeks

    Coincidence - or a co-ordinated display of loyalist 'muscle' ahead of this year's Twelfth celebrations?
    The implication was laid by yourself. Others will pick it up and run with it

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    Strange omission picador ......

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