Northern Ireland first minister defends pastor who described Islam as ‘satanic’

Amnesty International condemns Peter Robinson’s intervention as police investigate preacher’s remarks to Belfast congregation  Henry McDonald, Ireland correspondent, Wednesday  May 28, 2014  Peter Robinson, first minister of Northern Ireland, sometimes attends James McConnell’s mega-church on the shores of Belfast Lough. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Amnesty International has accused Northern Ireland’s first minister, Peter Robinson, of letting down the victims of racist attacks […]

Upset, angry and offended… the reactions of four Muslims who call Northern Ireland hom

Dr Khalid Khan: Senior plastic surgeon, originally from Pakistan Dr Khan did much of the reconstructive work on survivors of the Omagh bomb, and when he got a new job outside Northern Ireland in 2000 there was a petition for him to return. “I came back from Nottingham after five or six months,” he said. “This […]

Peter Robinson Islam row: Doctors may quit health service

Fears over NHS workers and foreign investment as bid to defuse row fails BY LIAM CLARKE . Belfast Telegraph. Friday,  MAY 30,  2014 One of Northern Ireland’s most senior surgeons has warned that Muslim doctors may leave the health service here as the row over Peter Robinson’s comments about Islam deepens. And as anger grows over his remarks, […]

Peter Robinson under fire for backing Pastor James McConnell’s Islamic remarks

BBC NI. May 28, 2014 Northern Ireland’s first minister Peter Robinson has come under fire for defending a pastor who made controversial comments about Muslims. James McConnell of the Metropolitan Tabernacle in north Belfast, described Islam as “heathen” and “satanic”, and said he did not trust Muslims. Mr Robinson said he would not trust Muslims involved in […]

Fr. Mc Manus Saddened By Lo’s Announcement; Robinson Should Be Ashamed

  FR. SEAN MC MANUS AND ANNA LO IN WASHINGTON LAST ST. CAPITOL HILL. Friday, May 30, 2014 — Fr. Sean Mc Manus — President of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus — has expressed sadness at Anna Lo’s announcement that she is retiring from politics and that she may quit Northern Ireland.   The Fermanagh -born priest said: ” The only […]

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