Sinn Féin MLA and Joint First Minister Martin McGuinness said today that he has spoken to Alliance MLA Anna Lo to offer her his support and solidarity.
Martin McGuinness said:
“I told Anna Lo in a conversation today that she and our Muslim community are much-valued members of our society.
“Anna Lo’s remarks earlier today are an indication of the deep affect on our ethnic minority communities, on an individual and collective level, of the recent comments in support of Pastor James McConnell by some unionists.
“The Executive and political leaders need to stand shoulder to shoulder with all those who have been victims of racist intimidation and attacks.
“It’s imperative that all of us in positions of responsibility are unambivalent in our stance against prejudice, bigotry, racism and intolerance.”