‘I didn’t mean to insult Muslim community’: Northern Ireland’s Peter Robinson claims Islam comments ‘were misinterpreted’

Peter Robinson insists remarks in support of pastor who compared Muslims to the IRA were “hyped up” and “given a meaning that was never intended”

Northern Ireland’s first minister, Peter Robinson, has said he did not “want to insult” the Muslim community after he defended a pastor who branded Islam “evil” and “spawned in hell”.

Mr Robinson, of the Democratic Unionist Party, said his remarks in support of James McConnell, an evangelical Protestant preacher, were “misinterpreted” and insisted he did not want “to insult or cause distress” to Muslims in Northern Ireland.





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