The mother of legendary THIN LIZZY rocker Phil Lynott has hit back at a notorious white supremacist group that has launched an Internet race-hate campaign against her son, vowing to deface a statue being built in his honor, according to the Evening Herald.
Members of Stormfront, a U.S.-based racist group with an active Irish membership, have promised to destroy the seven-feet tall bronze statue that is being built in Dublin, Ireland.
Lynott's mother Philomena, 73, called those who posted the web abuse "cowards." She said: "They are faceless people who write anonymous letters. I hate such people with racism in their blood. No wonder there is such hate in the world."
Finishing touches are being applied to the £80,000 tribute (approximately $145,000) that only recently got the go-ahead after years of campaigning by Roisin Dubh, a fundraising group dedicated to the black rocker.
The Evening Herald first revealed the activities of Stormfront Ireland. The group is dedicated to ridding the world of non-whites and are using the web to build up a large network of Irish racists.
The group have strongly welcomed the passing of the Citizenship Referendum, which restricted the rights of immigrants.
Organizers of the Roisin Dubh campaign have vowed that the statue will be completed by 2005. The £80,000 for the statue has been raised by fans who have organized concerts and other events to come up with the cash.
Phil Lynott was the frontman of THIN LIZZY. The band split up in 1983 and Lynott died three years later, aged just 36. He had been a heroin addict for 10 years.