Former SNP councillor Craig Melville has been charged by police over allegedly racist text messages sent to a fellow party activist.
Melville was forced to quit as a Dundee City councillor in February and was suspended by the SNP from his duties as an aide to Dundee East MP Stewart Hosie.
It was claimed Melville sent a number of texts to an unnamed female Muslim activist within the SNP the day after the Paris terror attacks last November. One text he allegedly sent read: “It’s not personal I just ******* hate your religion and I’ll do all in I’m life do defeat your filth.”
Another reportedly said: “And in your favour we live in an uneducated left lift loopy left wing society who is more interested in claiming benefits and being ignorant to the threat of your horrible disease which is a make believe **** in the sky.
“Horrible murdering Islamic *****.”
A complaint was initially made to police on 18 January. Now Melville, who is the former councillor for the Maryfield ward in Dundee, has been charged and a report has been sent to the procurator fiscal.
A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: “Police can confirm that a 35-year-old man has been charged. “A report will now be submitted to the procurator fiscal.”
Should the Crown decide to proceed with the charges, Melville is likely to be cited to appear in court later this year.Source
There is no reference to race whatsoever in the remarks quoted. Assuming that the charges are actually of Incitement to Racial Hatred, it is astonishing that the law can be twisted in this way. It is as if someone made disparaging remarks about "bankers" or "posh boys" and was charged with inciting racial hatred. The Muslim infiltration of the SNP is continuing.
In the photo above, Melville is the one on the right in the back row. Looks like public islamo-pandering didn't do him any good.