A Filipino family in Belfast, Northern Ireland has joined the ranks of those suffering from racist attacks against a variety of ethnic groups. The Philippine Embassy in London said Ishis Calungsod and his family were targeted in a racially motivated arson in their street, which involved the burning of a car.
On Monday night a group of thugs forced their way into a house on the Donegall Road where they threw a small television out of the window and assaulted a man. The victim is Polish and police are treating it as a racial hate crime.
Such assaults, largely carried out by Loyalists, are not new and not uncommon. The police are slow to respond and unionist politicians are just as slow with any condemnation.
Ethnic Minorities make easy scapegoats in Belfast