Race hate leaflet must be condemned - Ó Muilleoir
Sinn Féin’s Mairtín Ó Muilleoir has described as ‘fascist and Islamophobic’ a leaflet being distributed across south and east Belfast.
The South Belfast MLA said:
“A leaflet circulating across parts of our city is targeting our Muslim citizens for racial hatred.
“It also targets Sinn Féin for our commitment towards a diverse, inclusive and pluralist society.
“Those racist elements behind this anti-Muslim and fascist propaganda intend only to stoke fear, hatred and division amongst the people of our shared city.
“Sinn Féin unequivocally condemns hatred of this kind.
"I have reached out to Muslim community leaders in South Belfast in an attempt to allay any concerns raised by this incident.
“I am calling on all communities, and all political leaders in the targeted areas, to publicly condemn this hatred.
“We all have a responsibility to show solidarity and compassion with our Muslim brothers and sisters in the face of this callous bigotry.”