No place for racism in Crumlin - Logue
Sinn Féin councillor for Crumlin, Anne Marie Logue, has stated that racists will have no place in Crumlin.
This follows the painting of swastikas and racist slogans in the Crumlin Glenand, in particular, the targeting of the ‘Cockle House’ reportedly constructed as a place of Muslim prayer.
Speaking today Cllr Logue said:
“The spraying of racist graffiti in Crumlin Glen is totally unacceptable. Those responsible spray-painted swastikas and racist slogans.
“What is particularly worrying is that they went out of their way to target what is known locally as the Cockle House with anti-Islamic slurs.
“According to local history this small building was built for a Muslim who was working for the Pakenham Estate in order to pray. It is believed that its openings point towards Mecca.
“I have reported this graffiti to the PSNI as a hate crime and informed the Council who will remove it.
“Crumlin has excellent community relations and have recently welcomed a number of Syrian families who had to flee their homes in the war-torn country.
“Racists and bigots will not disrupt that. They have no place in Crumlin.”