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A racist group has told immigrants to leave Northern Ireland within days or face bomb attacks.

The chilling threat follows recent race-hate violence which led to more than 100 Romanians fleeing their homes in Belfast.

A letter from the youth wing of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA) was sent to the Belfast Islamic Centre, the Polish Association and Indian Community Centre.

It warned: “No sympathy for foreigners, get out of our Queen’s country before our bonfire night (July 11) and parade day (July 12).

“Other than that your building will be blown up. Keep Northern Ireland white. Northern Ireland is only for white British.”

The letter was marked Ulster Young Militants and bore the logo of far-right group Combat 18.

The police have said no organised group was behind the recent racist attacks.

But the Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities disputed that during a meeting in Belfast today.

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Spokesman Patrick Yu said: “I think there is no doubt it was organised against those families.”

The attacks on the homes of the Roma people in the mainly Protestant Village area of Belfast led to claims that Northern Ireland was the race-hate capital of Europe.

Victims were forced to shelter in a church, which was then damaged by vandals, before they were given emergency housing.

Mr Yu, executive director at the Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities (Nicem), said race-hate crime had grown steadily in recent years, with assaults, intimidation, harassment and robberies.

In March there was violence between Polish football fans and local supporters.

The Northern Ireland Executive of ministers has pledged to do its best to combat racism.

From Sky News

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