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McGuinness condemns anti-Islamic remarks

21 May, 2014 - by Martin McGuinness

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said anti-Islamic remarks by a controversial preacher must be full investigated by the PSNI. 

Speaking after Pastor James McConnell made controversial remarks about Islam, the Mid Ulster MLA said; "This type of hate mongering must be condemned in the strongest possible terms.

"Coming in the wake of recent spate of disgraceful racist attacks against families in parts of Belfast and elsewhere, such inflammatory comments only serve to fuel hatred.

"My party colleague Caitríona Ruane will be raising Pastor James McConnell's comments at the Policing Board.

"It is essential that there is a full and thorough investigation of these comments and their potential to generate further racist attacks.

"The Islamic community across Ireland have made a significant contribution to the cultural diversity we are seeking to promote and they will be very rightly concerned by these comments."

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