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We’re so used to sectarian hatred that we tolerate it… in no other part of UK would calls for murder be acceptable 

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Perhaps we have become so accustomed to sectarian hatred at this time of the year that we tolerate it. Well, we shouldn’t.

‘KAT’ (Kill All Taigs), declared the placards on multiple Eleventh Night bonfires: a rallying cry to ethnically cleanse almost half the population here.

In no other part of the UK would it be acceptable to call for people to be murdered because of their religion.

Imagine the outrage in Britain if crowds gathered for a ‘cultural event’ around a blazing pyre bedecked with ‘KAJ’ (Kill All Jews) or ‘KAM’ (Kill All Muslims).

A collective blind eye wouldn’t be turned to such hate speech in Birmingham or Bradford so why should they be in Belfast?

How do such genocidal slogans fit with what’s often presented as a family-friendly occasion?

Does calling for every Catholic man, woman and child to be slaughtered embrace diversity and inclusivity?

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