Muslims deserve apologies from pastor and FM
I have been saddened and distressed by the recent comments by Pastor James McConnell and the First Minister Peter Robinson.
I have always assumed both men are followers of Jesus Christ, whose basic tenets include the statement: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
It's regrettable the pastor thinks he need not apologise to the Muslims who've made their home here, despite a spate of attacks on a number of other nationalities who've also come to live here.
The First Minister has made a qualified apology for the remarks he made in support of the pastor, but, like others, I feel that a clearer apology from his position as First Minister of all the people of Northern Ireland should be made.
EILEEN BELL CBE
Former Speaker of the NI Assembly