Scottish Nationalist Party politician James Dornan has alerted police in Scotland after receiving a concerningly violent email targeting Catholics, Muslims and Scottish nationalists.
A sickening email targeting Catholics, Muslims, and Scottish nationalists has been reported to police by Member of the Scottish Parliament James Dornan. The deputy leader of the Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) received the shocking advertisement for “Smash a Fenian Day” which encourage attacks predominantly on Catholics and Irishmen but also promotes violence against Muslims and Scottish nationalists (those who campaign for Scotland to be independent of Britain).
Posting the email to Twitter, Dornan questioned whether anyone else had received the email from an unnamed group.
So I’ve just been emailed this. Any others of my colleagues received it? pic.twitter.com/WIiaydFjzp— James Dornan SNP (@glasgowcathcart) March 27, 2018
"On 1st May 2018, we urge all Protestants to stand up and put all Fenians back in their place as it is time for our religion to fight the plastic Irish in our country,” the email reads.
"These Fenian b******s have infiltrated our society, our councils and our government as well as high ranking officials in law."
The email continued to list a terrifying points system for acts of violence starting from “100 points if you punch a Fenian in the face” and culminating in “5,000 points if you burn down a chapel or a place they congregate” and “50,000 points if you get a Fenian, Scottish Nationalist and a Muslim (Triple Bill).”
It is not made clear what points awarded were to be used for.
“We will be mastered by no Fenian b*****d. No surrender ever. F**k the Pope,” the email ends.
Don’t worry about it, it’s just stupid Wee keyboard warriors who are always tougher from the safety of their bedrooms. Nothing is going to happen. Trust me— James Dornan SNP (@glasgowcathcart) March 27, 2018
Dornan screenshot the email to share on Twitter, following it up by adding, “Don’t worry about it, it’s just stupid Wee keyboard warriors who are always tougher from the safety of their bedrooms. Nothing is going to happen. Trust me.”
The post was also shared by Scottish Transport Minister Humza Yousaf, the first Muslim Minister to be appointed to the Scottish Government, who thanked Dornan for reporting it to the police.
“Shocking. Vile stuff. All it takes is one person to act upon this and folk will get hurt. Pleased James Dornan has reported to the Police,” he said.
A member of Police Scotland responded to the racist flyer, saying: "We have received a complaint regarding an offensive communication and our inquiries are ongoing."