Pastor James McConnell visits victims of race hate attacks

Muhammad Asif Khattak cleans up the damage to his home. Hours later his he was attacked again.

Muhammad Asif Khattak cleans up the damage to his home. Hours later his he was attacked again.

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An evangelical preacher who triggered controversy in Northern Ireland when he claimed he did not trust Muslims has visited the home of two Pakistani victims of race hate attacks.

Pastor James McConnell has found himself at the centre of a political storm after branding Islam as “satanic and heathen” during a fiery sermon last month.

Stormont First Minister Peter Robinson’s subsequent remarks in defence of the preacher led to him apologising to Muslim representatives in private last week.

 

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