Two neo-nazis have been jailed in Britain for posting messages on their neo-Nazi web forum which incited violence against Jews.
BBC News - Neo-Nazis jailed over anti-Jewish internet postsMichael Heaton, 42, of Leigh, Greater Manchester, and Trevor Hannington, 58, from Hirwaun, described Jews as "scum" and encouraged people to kill them.
The self-proclaimed neo-Nazis were both cleared of soliciting murder. Heaton was convicted of stirring up racial hatred - a charge Hannington admitted.
Heaton was jailed for 30 months and Hannington for two years.
Justice Irwin told Heaton his words were of the most "insulting and extreme nature" marked by "violent racism" and said only a significant jail term was acceptable.
Two questions - if the incitement to murder charges were dropped, should they have been jailed for 'stirring up racial hatred'? And what is the law here in Ireland, is encouraging murder in web posts a similarly-punished offence?