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Sectarian images chill the blood

Just when you think you have seen the worst depths of sectarian decay in Northern society, along comes another sectarian nugget to chill the blood.

I refer to the unbridled barbarity of the publication of a picture of young girl with a sectarian slogan painted on her forehead and which was posted on social media.

The image of this girl, and others, had the acronym KAT (Kill All Taigs) written in red, white and blue on her face at a party.

The child’s mother, it seems, dismissed concerns her children were being raised to hate Catholics. It appears that some in Northern society are prepared to tolerate standards of social and moral delinquency. Are these acceptable standards to pass on to our children?

Could this be part of the “graduated unionist response” promised by First Minister Peter Robinson and his motley crew of loyalists following the Parades Commission ruling against permitting three Ligoniel lodges to march a section of the Crumlin Road at Ardoyne during the return leg of the annual Twelfth parade?

Tom Cooper

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