First Minister apologises for Islam remarks

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Northern Ireland’s first minister has made a public apology for any offence caused to Muslims by his defence of a controversial preacher.

Peter Robinson, who had offered a private apology to senior Islamic representatives last week, made the latest remarks on a visit to Belfast Islamic Centre.

First Minister Peter Robinson pictured arriving for a visit to the Islamic Centre in Belfast

First Minister Peter Robinson pictured arriving for a visit to the Islamic Centre in Belfast

He told a battery of television cameras and press of his regret at having caused hurt by his words, and strongly hit out at racial or religious attacks.

 

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