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Old 10-17-2011, 04:33 PM
 
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Stephen Birrell, 28, from Glasgow, admitted posting the religiously prejudiced abuse earlier this year.
Sheriff Bill Totten said what Birrell had done was a hate crime which would not be tolerated by "the right thinking people of Glasgow and Scotland".
He said he wanted to send out "a clear message to deter others".
Glasgow Sheriff Court had previously heard how Birrell was caught after a police crackdown on sectarian internet campaigns.

BBC News - Internet bigot Stephen Birrell jailed for eight months


How long do you think before our regimes punishes dissent?
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:41 PM
 
Location: NY
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What's frightening is the line "the right thinking people." I think the kids on Wall Street are idiots, but I'll take them over "right thinking people" anyday.
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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BBC News - Internet bigot Stephen Birrell jailed for eight months


How long do you think before our regimes punishes dissent?
I am going to stop saying all my anti-sectarian things since our present administration wouldn't like some of them. I am sure that they don't want to allow anti-sectarian talk and I do it too much.
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Old 10-17-2011, 05:50 PM
 
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This article has a little more background. Yes, its about sports trash talk.

Really.

Anti-Celtic comments on Facebook lead to jail sentence for Glasgow man | UK news | guardian.co.uk
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