DUP representatives condemn racist leaflet

05 April 2018

South Belfast DUP MP Emma Little Pengelly and MLA Christopher Stalford have condemned leaflets distributed by a group calling themselves “Generation Sparta” in the Ravenhill Road area.

Emma Little Pengelly MP

Emma Little Pengelly

They said, “These leaflets distributed by an unknown and anoyomous group do not speak for the people who live in that area or the vast majority of people across Northern Ireland.

We have seen attempts before to incite racism within Northern Ireland and thankfully they have failed on every occasion. It is absolutely wrong and dangerous to try and stir up racist sentiment by conflating an entire religion with the vile, violent acts of terrorists, who are just masquerading under the cover of religion. In addition, the leaflet totally disregards the express wishes of murdered Fusilier Lee Rigby's family that his death should not be used to stir up hate or for revenge.

We oppose and condemn this leaflet. The response to this leaflet has been one of united condemnation. That is the true reflection of the people of Northern Ireland."

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