Two Hate Crimes In Two Days In Scotland

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: April 27, 2019

On April 27th anti-Catholic graffiti saying "F*** the Pope" was sprayed on a bus station outside the Holy Family Catholic Church in Mossed. Only two days later unknown perpetrators broke into the St. Simon Catholic Church in Glasgow, overturned candles and a shrine of Our Lady of Częstochowa and broke the statue. Although only 15 percent of the Scottish population are Catholics, they suffer 57 percent of all religion-motivated hate crimes in Scotland.

On Twitter an anti-sectarian group named "Call It Out" wrote: “In the last 10 days we have seen vandalism of a Catholic cemetery in Glasgow, anti-Catholic graffiti on a bus stop outside a Catholic Church in Lanarkshire and now an act of desecration of a Catholic Church in the West End of Glasgow. Please stand with us in challenging this!”

Many Scottish politicians started to support for the Catholic community one of many Richard Leonard, the leader of the Scottish Labour Party wrote on Twitter: "This is distressing. The whole congregation of St. Simon’s have my solidarity, and we must do all we can to stamp anti-Catholic bigotry in Scotland.”

The Labour Member of Scottish Parliament for Glasgow Anas Sarwar a Muslim, tweeted: “Solidarity. Another unacceptable and hate-filled attack on a place of worship. We must come together and challenge this. An attack on one faith is an attack on all faiths.”

Source: Life Site News