15 year old boy killed for being Catholic

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  1. kainedamo Registered

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    Belfast Today

    He didn't deserve to die
    THE devastated family of Ballymena teenager Michael McIlveen spoke yesterday about how his murder has turned their lives upside down.
    The 15-year-old's mother Gina described Michael as being "popular" with both Protestants and Catholics.
    "He was a good lad, everybody loved him and he was always the centre of attraction," she said.
    "I feel so hurt and I wouldn't like to see anyone going through what our child went through."
    She said she couldn't understand how he had been attacked in such a brutal way.
    "I just can't understand this at all – he didn't deserve it," she said.
    Gina told UTV how Michael returned home in a "terrible state" in the early hours of Sunday – he had been set upon and attacked with a baseball bat in an alleyway shortly after buying a pizza.
    Despite suffering horrific injuries he managed to walk home.
    "He was in a real bad state but at that stage I never knew anything about the injuries at the back of the head," Gina said.


    The funeral was today and I just watched a report about it. The police are questioning suspects apparently. What's interesting is that the two sides of the community have come together over this, people had Celtic tops with his name on them at the funeral, and there were people with Rangers tops too. If this tragic and brutal murder has brought the community together, then that's something positive at least.
     
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    Roman Empire here we come. seriously, wtf?
     
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    That, my friend, is called a 21st century martyr. May he rest eternally in the Prescence of Our Lord.
     
  4. kainedamo Registered

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    Funeral service for murdered schoolboy takes place

    The funeral of murdered schoolboy Michael McIlveen has taken place in his home town of Ballymena.
    The 15-year-old died last Monday after being beaten to death by a gang as he returned home after a night out with friends at the weekend, in what is believed to have been a sectarian attack.
    Thousands of mourners attended the funeral at All Saints Church in the town. The friends of the teenager wore 'rival' Celtic and Rangers football shirts all with the same message printed on the back, reading 'Mickey-Bo RIP' as a sign of unity.
    Mayor of Ballymena, Tommy Nicholl praised the solidarity of the teenagers attending the funeral.
    He said: "I would like to think it's the beginning of the healing process. Ballymena certainly needs it. I would plead for people on both sides to draw back from the brink and allow me to give leadership."
     
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    where does it say that he was killed for being Catholic?
     
  7. PyroProductions Space Cowboy

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    That is why I don't like religeon because you have people that take it far too seriously and we end up with this...I feel sorry for the kid's parents for having to go through all that.
     
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    It said it was a 'secterian' attack, meaning they killed him for his religeous beliefs.
     
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    ah! completely missed it.
     
  10. PyroProductions Space Cowboy

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    Yeah, it was a kind of hidden in there.
     
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    That's a damn shame, R.I.P. :(
     
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    Why is it that I'm getting by just fine without killing anyone?
    And how does one become evil enough to kill a boy?
     
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    There are crimes that are just so shocking, you have no idea how a human being could sink so low as to commit that crime. I feel that way whenever I watch a news report about an old lady that gets her crap beat in and her life savings stolen. I felt that way twice as much when I heard the news about this boy. The poor guy managed to stagger home, but died later in hospital! Horrible! And for no reason other than he was Catholic.
     
  14. Spider-X Big damn hero

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    how could anyone be surprised about sort of thing, especially after theards tentatively titled "Man kills mother, then eats her" and such...there is nothing new here...i'm not shocked...however i am appalled.

    R.I.P. Michael McIlveen
     
  15. Kritish Registered

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    He beat him with a baseball bat, it's not like he skinned him and ate it.
    People are too easily shocked these days.
     
  16. Spider-X Big damn hero

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    and then there are those that just crave drama.
     
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    There's crap that goes on every day a thousand times worse then this.
     
  18. Spider-X Big damn hero

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    exactly.

    and while it's f'ed up that he was beat up for being Catholic...think about the Middle East and what goes on there for christ sake...This story's got nothin on that tihs.
     
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    I encounter sectarien abuse almost every day

    "Fenian this, Pope ******** that"

    It's wrong and it needs to stop
     
  20. Kritish Registered

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    I can post some case files that happend in the US that would make you vomit.
     
  21. Spider-X Big damn hero

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    facism and racism will never stop...you can't stop abstract ideas, just like you can't stop terrorism...which is another issue. but as long as people are able to think freely (which should never try to be stopped) there will always be ass-holes out there.

    all we can do is banned together and voice opposition to such actions and try our best to educate people.
     
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    I didn't realise death and murder was a compitition.
     
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    oh i bet...i was just using that as an example.
     
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