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May 17, 2012

Scottish police arrest 6 over anti-Semitic Facebook page

http://www.jewishjournal.com/sci-tech/article/scottish_police_arrest_6_over_anti-semitic_facebook_page_20120517

Six people have been arrested in Scotland for creating an anti-Semitic Facebook page.

The five men and a 15-year-old boy from Glasgow and East Renfrewshire were arrested on May 11, according to reports on Wednesday.

They were arrested after complaints from the Jewish community in Giffnock, which was mocked on the Facebook page called: “Welcome to Israel, only kidding you’re in Giffnock.”

The page garnered 1,000 likes before it was removed from Facebook, according to the reports. Many left anti-Semitic comments on the site as well.

The arrested men were charged with breach of the peace with religious and racial aggravations. They were released on bail and are scheduled for court appearances.

Chief Inspector Alan Murray of the Strathclyde Police called the investigation “complex” and “protracted.”

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